How to get started
There's usually a 2 stage process to start a research project.
Lower-risk activities, including quality improvement and clinical audits, don't need to go through a full ethics review process.
Some research may need other approvals depending on the nature of the project.
You must report on project progress and any changes or updates to your research project. Your project will also be monitored.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) provides guidelines for the conduct, approval and management of research in Australia. All research undertaken in Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) should follow the principles and responsibilities set out in these guidelines: