Pathways for governance and ethical review at MQ Health, Macquarie University: an example of collaboration

Dr Yordanka Krastev - Clinical Research Manager at MQ Health, Macquarie University

Robust research ethics and governance processes underwrite high-quality clinical research. Institutions, therefore, should establish processes and systems that facilitate high ethical standards and best practice governance to ensure research activities reflect these values. Despite the agreed importance – and indeed, legislated requirement of governance and ethics frameworks, the associated processes often cause major delays in getting clinical research underway.

The growth of the clinical research at MQ Health, a fully integrated university-led health sciences centre at Macquarie University, highlighted the need for the establishment of a structured and functional clinical research governance framework to support clinical research activities.

This presentation will outline the collaborative work undertaken in developing a clinical research governance framework. The framework encompasses ethics processes, governance approval and their practical implementation in the online forms and workflows.

It will also touch upon the different pathways for ethics and governance approval, with an example the Clinical Innovation and Audit Committee, and the challenges faced by the team in implementing the framework.

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Room Carrick 1, 2 & 3
Time 14:00 - 15:15
Date Tuesday 5th June, 2018
Theme Research Integrity & Ethics
Style Pecha Kucha
Speakers Dr Yordanka Krastev - Clinical Research Manager at MQ Health, Macquarie University