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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

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Free Training on Research Ethics Principles      Adding Investigators to Studies





All research applications are now on REGIS

Please use REGIS to:

- Submit new Ethics and Research Governance Applications
- Submit Amendments for your existing projects
- Submit Annual Reports for your existing projects
- Submit Safety Reports, Protocol Deviations/Violations, etc for your existing projects
- Submit addition of site for existing projects
- Submit addition of investigator for existing projects

Please note that the only SWSLHD process that will remain outside of REGIS are Multi-Centre Amendments. Please continue to submit those using the same method.

Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)

Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) for Research Applicants to assist you with how to complete applications, responding to a request for further information, etc., can be found at: 


If you are experiencing IT issues with REGIS, please call the REGIS Helpdesk on 1300 073 447, or email The help desk is open Monday to Friday from 7 am to 7 pm (excluding public holidays). If you have any other issues with REGIS, or any questions, please contact the Research and Ethics Office of 8738 8304. We also note that if you would like information on training, resources, news, feedback on REGIS or general questions, you may also contact the REGIS team on 

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