Welcome to the Research and Ethics Office web site for the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD).
This site explains the work of this Office and the processes a researcher must follow in order to undertake research on humans within the SWSLHD.
The policies and processes governing authorisation of human research have been developed in accordance with the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 and NSW Health policy directives and guidelines.
We hope this site is informative and helpful. Should you wish to make any comments or suggestions about this site please provide feedback to SWSLHD-Ethics@health.nsw.gov.au.
Updated National Statement - 2018
NOTE: The National Statement (document that governs the Ethical principles in Australia and is used by the Ethics Committee in reviewing applications) has been updated in 2018. Further information in relation to the update can be found at https://nhmrc.gov.au/research-policy/ethics/national-statement-ethical-conduct-human-research
SWSLHD recommends that researchers start using REGIS for all Applications
REGIS is being progressively implemented in all local health districts across NSW and the ACT. Most sites are now in the REGIS soft launch phase. The SWSLHD Research and Ethics Office recommends using REGIS as soon as possible. SWSLHD will be using REGIS for all new applications from 1 January 2019. There will be a transition period until 1 April 2019 and during this time, if you have already started an application using Online Forms, please continue using Online Forms until that application is submitted to our office. We strongly encourage you start using REGIS for all new research applications as soon as possible. Following 1 January 2019, the office will not accept applications created on Online Forms unless they have been started prior to 2019.