Greenslopes Research and Ethics Committee (GREC) (EC00161) has changed its name to Ramsay Health Care QLD HREC.
Over the past 12 months, research activities within Ramsay Health Care have been under review. As a result, we are moving to a national system of Research Ethics and Governance, allowing us to improve operating processes, make research easier to establish in a Ramsay facility, and minimise the duplication of ethics applications among sites for the same projects. This also means facility-based HRECs will be closed.
We can now review applications for proposed research studies at any Ramsay facility across Australia, and can also accept external ethical approvals from NHRMC certified HRECs .These changes will be particularly beneficial for those facilities which do not currently operate an ethics committee.
For amendment requests, adverse event reports or progress reports of existing projects reviewed by the GREC prior to 1st July 2019): You may need to advise HRECs who have provided reciprocal ethical approval, funding agencies, other regulatory bodies or clinical trial Sponsors of this change in name.
For new research applications: All applications to undertake research at RHC sites will be reviewed for ethical acceptability by one of the newly formed Ramsay Health Care HRECs. Our HRECs will consider applications for research and quality improvement projects to be carried out at any Ramsay Health Care facility
For further information regarding Ethics at Ramsay, please visit Ramsay Health Care - HREC - Research Ethics.