New applications

The submission process for a new application is dependent on the level of risk associated with the project and whether it is single or multi-site. 

To determine the level of risk associated with the project, please complete the risk assessment checklist REG Application Cover sheet. This will indicate whether the project is eligible for review as Low or Negligible Risk project, or requires full review by the HREC. 

To submit an application you will need to log in to Ethics Review Manager (ERM). The Royal Children's Hospital have a User Guide available and the Department of Health have now released a Application User Guide

Please select from the following list for more information:

Clinical Trials involving GMO's

A process  for using Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) has been developed by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute that must be followed for researchers intending to conduct clinical trials involving GMO at Melbourne Children's Campus.  Please refer to the below link on the process: 

IBC - Performing Human Clinical Trials involving Genetic Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Melb Children’s Campus – A Process

Meeting dates

Only high risk research needs to be submitted to the REG office by a deadline. Low risk research can be submitted any time. See the HREC and DTS meeting dates. 

RCH HREC fee payment 

Please note as of the 1st July 2019 the changes to the HREC Payment Fees. These are payable in full at the time of the initial submission of a project or amendment.

All payments that are submitted to the Research Ethics and Governance Office at RCH must be completed using this form.

RCH Fee Payment Form 

There are three options for payment Credit Card, Electric Funds Transfer and Internal Cost Centre Transfer.

If payment does not accompany the initial submission or amendment the Ethics review process will not be able to start until it has been received. 

To determine whether fees are applicable to the review of your submission, please review the schedule of Submission Fees. You do not need to submit this form if no fee applies.