About us

Research Ethics and Governance (REG) is responsible for managing and facilitating the ethical and governance review processes for campus research. This involves coordinating scientific and ethical review of research. In addition, the department is responsible for governance including research monitoring, research management including meeting legislative and regulatory requirements, policy development, the provision of researcher support and advice, and risk management.

All research conducted on or by the Melbourne Children's campus must receive both ethical approval by a certified Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), and governance authorisation by REG before it can commence.

The RCH HREC is constituted and operates in accordance with the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) including all updates.

For more information about the HREC, please see the following supporting documents:

REG are also active participants in a number of collaborative networks, including: