Progress & final reports
Alfred Health and the Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee require annual progress reports in order to monitor research.
A final report is also due on the completion of a project or if the research is discontinued before the expected date of completion.
Researchers are required to submit a progress report for each research project regardless of the progress of the research or whether it has commenced.
Reports are due on the anniversary of ethics approval.
Occasionally the Ethics Committee may request more frequent reports.
Ethics approval is ongoing but may lapse if the progress report is not received by the reviewing Ethics Committee.
Failure of an Alfred Health site to submit a report to Alfred Health will result in the Head of Department being notified.
The Progress reporting scenarios table may assist in determining which form/s to use.
How to submit
Email the progress report and any supporting attachments to email@example.com
If the project has insurance, a current insurance certificate should also be included with the progress report submission.
If there are two Alfred Health sites operating independently of each other, a separate site form is required for each site.
Satisfactory reports will be acknowledged by email.
If the progress report is not satisfactory researchers will be informed about subsequent action.
Self Audit Tool
A Self Audit Tool has been designed to help research personnel reflect on their research conduct and comply with guidelines for responsible research conduct.
Final reports are due:
- On the completion of a project
- If the project is discontinued before the expected date of completion
- If a site is closed but other sites remain open in a multi-site streamlined review project.
Email the final report and any attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org