Research resources and ethics
To support its world-class research and to ensure the highest possible standards, the Women’s has a strong governance and ethics system as well as resources for those undertaking research and conducting clinical trials.
Our dedicated research support service is responsible for helping staff conduct research which will extend our knowledge of effective clinical practice and optimise health outcomes. The Women’s also participates in the state-wide central system of ethical review in Victoria.
The Women’s showcases its research work in its annual Research Report. Other publications of interest include: the Women’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025.
The Research Committee functions as an advisory committee to the Human and Animal Ethics Committees.Learn more
Ethics updates in relation to the EMR (EPIC)
REDCap survey to inform the project build in Electronic Medical Record (EMR).Learn more
Human Research Ethics Committee
The Human Research Ethics Committee operates in accordance with the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and other relevant legislation and regulations.Learn more
Committee meetings & deadlines
All research undertaken at the Women’s must have prior approval by the Research Committee and the relevant ethics committee/s.Learn more
Conducting clinical trials
As a large specialist public hospital, the Women’s is well positioned to recruit participants in clinical trials and actively supports such investigations.Learn more
Animal Ethics Committee
The RWH Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) was disbanded on 1 July 2021.Learn more
Statistical support for research
The Women’s provides as much statistical support as possible for research and also recommends the use of external consultants.Learn more
Grants and funding
The Women’s is committed to improving health and welling of women and newborns through research and innovation. Funding is vital in advancing research and its translation into clinical practice.Learn more