Research Submissions

Applications for Ethics approval must comply with the written guidelines in the document 'Procedures and Documentation Guidelines for Researchers'.

Researchers, please note:

  • All documentation must be emailed to the Executive Secretary of the St Andrew's Hospital Ethics Committee along with a 2 page cv of the Principal Investigator.


  • The Principal Investigator/Representative will be required to present their submission in person at a meeting of the Ethics Committee. On receipt of your application, the Executive Secretary of the Ethics Committee will contact you to schedule this presentation.


Submission Fees

Applications for projects which are sponsored by commercial agencies (eg. pharmaceutical companies or industry bodies) will attract a submission fee of $3 000. Fees are payable subject to project approval.

Applications by individual researchers for non-sponsored projects or for competitive grant applications will not attract a fee.

Complaints Process

Complaints or Concerns about Researchers or the conduct of approved research projects; or

Complaints or Concerns from researchers about the conduct of the HREC in consideration of their research proposal(s) should be addressed in the following manner;

All complaints or concerns should be made in writing and addressed to the CEO of St Andrew’s Hospital. The CEO and or Chairman of the Research & Ethics Committee will attempt to resolve the complaint or concern.

If the complaint or concern can not be resolved it will be referred to a full meeting of the Research & Ethics Committee. The complainant will be invited to attend the Committee meeting. This action will be brought to the attention of the Board of Governors.  Should the complaint not be resolved, the matter will be taken to the Board of Governors for review.


Executive Secretary of the Ethics Committee

St Andrew's Hospital

350 South Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Phone: 08 8408 2139