Single site low risk applications
This application pathway is suitable for low risk projects only taking place at Alfred Health or an Alfred Research Alliance affiliated site such as the Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute and the Burnet Institute.
Researchers wishing to conduct their research at other sites should consider a multi-site application and approach those institutions for their ethics and governance requirements.
If still in doubt about which type of application to complete, researchers are encouraged to seek guidance from the Office of Ethics and Research Governance.
Application documents for a single site application
Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee Low Risk Application Form
Other forms that may be required:
- Fee payment form
- declarations for use of Alfred Health services
- Caulfield notice to conduct research if the research involves Caulfield Hospital resources, staff or patients
- Biospecimen addendum
- Material Transfer Agreement outgoing (for biospecimens)
- Research collaboration Agreement
- Participant Information & Consent Forms (PICFs). The Department of Health and Humans Services offers PICF templates to cover various scenarios. Researchers are encouraged to use them. The template wording can be edited and deleted where necessary.