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    Important notice for all research studies that involve people in custody and forensic mental health settings in NSW

    Researchers must contact the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) Ethics Committee and submit an application. Researchers must provide evidence of AH&MRC Ethics Committee approval as part of the Site-Specific Assessment (SSA) application.

     Internal (JH&FMHN) review processes

    Research involving people in custodial and forensic mental health settings in NSW and/or staff of Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network (JH&FMHN) must be reviewed, approved and conducted in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007).

    Before commencing your research, please contact the following personnel to discuss the relevant JH&FMHN research review and approval processes:

    Anne Moran
    Research Governance & Ethics Officer
    Clinical & Corporate Governance Unit
    Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network
    PO Box 150

    Matraville NSW 2036
    P: 02 9700 3443
    E: ethics@justicehealth.nsw.gov.au

    Rhonda Halpin

    Aboriginal Reference Group Secretariat
    Research & Evaluation Service
    Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network
    PO Box 150

    Matraville NSW 2036
    P: 02 9700 3833
    E: arg@justicehealth.nsw.gov.au

     

    External review processes

    In addition to JH&FMHN’s processes, research studies may also require review by other groups including:

    1. NSW Public Health Organisation HRECs;
    2. University HRECs;
    3. Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) Ethics Committee;
    4. Corrective Services Ethics Committee; and/or
    5. Juvenile Justice Research and Evaluation Steering Committee

    Researchers are encouraged to seek advice from the relevant organisations regarding review and approval processes that apply to each study.

     

    Applications may be reviewed concurrently via different processes. However, all required approvals must be obtained prior to commencing research at any JH&FMHN sites.

     

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