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St Vincent’s Hospital in principle adopts the New South Wales Ministry of Health policies and guidelines in relation to the review, approval, authorisation and oversight of human research activities.
All Clinical Trials must be registered in a publically accessible registry prioir to commencment. It is not compulsory the the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry be used, however, use of this registry is strongly suggested.
For information relating to the following (please note that many of the St Vincent's Hospital guidelines above have been adapted directly from NSW Health Policy Directives and Guidelines):
A clinical trial conducted in NSW, which may include persons who are 16 years of age or older who are unable to provide informed consent to treatment, must have the approval of the Guardianship Tribunal under Part 5 of the Guardianship Act 1987. Requirements for Guardianship review vary from state to state and investigators coordinating multi-state studies are advised to consult the relevant state Tribunal.
Code of Ethical Standards for Catholic Health and Aged Care Services in Australia
All research projects including low / negligible risk must comply with the NSW Health Privacy Act.