Research Governance and Ethics Resources

Research in Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (the Network) is reviewed, approved and conducted in accordance with relevant policies, guidelines and legislation.

This includes, but is not limited to:


Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network

Guidelines on the Publication of Journal Articles and Conference Presentations


NSW Ministry of Health


Human Research Ethics Committees: Standards for Scientific Review of Clinical Trials


Fee Policy for Review of Commercially Sponsored Research


Ethical Review for External Entities


Ethical and scientific review of human research in NSW Public Health Organisations


Authorisation to commence human research in NSW Public Health Organisations


Clinical Trials – Insurance and Indemnity


Clinical Trial Research Agreements for Use in NSW Public Health Organisations


Human Tissue – Requirements of the Human Tissue Act 1983 in relation to research & use of tissue


Standardised Patient Information Sheets (PIS)


Quality Improvement & Ethical Review: A Practice Guide for NSW


Operations Manual: Human Research Ethics Committee Executive Officers


Operations Manual: Research Governance Officers


Research Governance in NSW Public Health Organisations


Human Research Ethics Committees: Standard Operating Procedures for NSW Public Health Organisations


Safety Monitoring and Reporting for Clinical Trials Conducted in NSW Public Health Organisations


National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018)

Ethical Considerations in Quality Assurance and Evaluation Activities (2014)

Guidelines approved under Section 95A of the Privacy Act 1988 (2014)

Guidelines approved under Section 95AA of the Privacy Act 1988 (2014)

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) and all updates

NHMRC Position Statement: Monitoring and Reporting of Safety for Clinical Trials (2009)

Ethical conduct in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities: Guidelines for researchers and stakeholders (2018)

Keeping research on track II (2018)


Privacy legislation

Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW)

Information and Privacy Commission NSW – Statutory Guidelines on Research (2004)

Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988 (NSW)


Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Note for guidance on good clinical practice (CPMP/ICH/135/95 – Annotated with TGA comments)

Note for guidance on clinical safety data management: definitions and standards for expedited reporting (CPMP/ICH/377/95 – Annotated with TGA comments) (July 2000)