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  • DERP-i-versary!!!

    Our joy will be more complete if you will join us in celebrating DERP's first birthday! Block your calendar for cake on the 7th of December from 2-3pm in Rm 1.046 in the HELP precinct.

    We'll be celebrating the success (and many coding errors) we've had since DERP and welcoming new departments onto the platform - including the Ethics submission process! Look out for our invite and feedback survey.

    Research Ethics & Governance Closure Dates!!!

    The staff of the Research Ethics and Governance office and the members of the RCH Human Research Ethics Committee & Drug Trial Subcommittee wish everyone a safe and happy festive season.   Please note: the Research Ethics and Governance office will be closed from COB Friday 22rd December 2023 (inclusive) and re-opening on Monday 8th January 2024. No review of applications or agreements will occur during this time.     Any submissions after 1st December 2023 will not be processed until the new year.

    Who to contact will depend on the nature of your query. Please direct all application submissions and general queries to 03 9345 5044 or email

    Specific queries may be directed to the people below:

    Clinical Trials 

    Drug & Device Research

    Jennifer Luplow - Research Ethics Manager

    Deeptika Chauhan -CT Ethics Officer




    High Risk (non drug/device)

    Sophie Gatenby - Research Ethics Manager

    Margarete Kleinschmidt -HREC Ethics Officer



    Low & Negligible Risk Research 

    Low & Negligible Risk Research

    Quality Assurance & Negligible Risk 

    Adrienne Mackey - LNR Ethics Officer

    Deeptika Chauhan -CT Ethics Officer




    RCH Site Specific Application -External HREC Approved      

    Jenny Munro - Research Governance Manager


    Plain Language Advisor


    Magdalena McGuire


    Research Operations 

    Kaya Gardiner - Director

    Jaclyn Dorland -CNC Research & Trials




    Research Ethics & Governance
    The Royal Children's Hospital 
    Level 4, South Building 
    50 Flemington Road 
    Parkville Vic 3052 
    Ph: 03 9345 5044

      Join us for Drop-in sessions!!!

      Please Note: The drop in service will not be running from the 18th December 2023 -12th January 2024 

      When:       every Wednesday from 9:30am - 10:30am and Fridays 10:30am - 11:30am. 

      Where:      our office is located on Level 4, South Building. 

      What to expect: the team are here to discuss your study and answer questions.