Ethics and research governance

Ethics and research governance

Research Governance Guidelines for COVID-19 Interruption to research activities

COVID-19 has and will continue to bring about considerable changes to how we conduct our daily activities, with further changes anticipated over the coming weeks.  Please be advised that Bendigo Health has implemented new Research Governance Guidelines for COVID-19 Interruption to research activities. Our Research Governance Office and our Research and Innovation team are working in close collaboration to support our researchers and clinicians so if you have any questions please email:

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All research conducted at Bendigo Health must receive ethical approval from either the Bendigo Health HREC or by an NMA reviewing HREC and also governance authorisation from Bendigo Health before it can commence.

Bendigo Health’s Research Manager provides administrative support to Bendigo Health's HREC and provides advice and support to researchers with their ethics applications.

Additionally, assistance and support is provided to researchers with their Bendigo Health governance submissions.

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