Research governance and ethics review aims to uphold the principles, requirements and standards of research. It addresses protection of research participants, the safety and quality of research, privacy and confidentiality, financial probity, legal and regulatory matters, risk management and monitoring arrangements and promotes good research culture and practice (NHMRC, 2011).

Within the Network and other NSW Public Health Organisations, research governance and ethics review is undertaken in accordance with key guidelines, policies and legislation. Please go to Resources for more information.


Getting started

  1. Before commencing research governance and ethics review in the Network, please contact the ARG Secretariat at
  2. Consult with the Network and external stakeholders regarding conducting your study.
  3. Review the guidelines for applying to the Research Endorsement Process, the Human Research Ethics Committee and for Site-Specific Assessment and prepare applications as instructed.

For more information, please view the Resources page and contact the Network’s Research Governance and Ethics Officer at