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Sunday 17 December 2017

Australian Paediatric Research Ethics and Governance Network

The Australian Paediatric Research Ethics and Governance (APREG) Network was established in 2013.

APREG (represented by a Steering Committee)  formalised a commitment within paediatric Australian public health organisations  to streamline the ethics and governance review of multicentre projects using the National Mutual Acceptance (NMA) Scheme. APREG also aims to  identify opportunities for collaboration and project initiatives in the ethics and governance of paediatric research.

The partner members of APREG are the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network; John Hunter Children's Hospital, Newcastle; The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne; Monash Health, Melbourne; Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Services (incl Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital), Brisbane; Mater Hospital, Brisbane; Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide; and Child and Adolescent Health Service (incl Princess Margaret Hospital), Perth.

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APREG Guidelines

Clinical trials, the child participant and consent: a practical guide for investigators and sponsors

  • Are assent forms required?
  • What if a parent and child’s view regarding participation in the clinical trial conflict?
  • Can investigators request exemption from parental consent?
  • Who signs the informed consent form when a child’s parents are separated?
  • Should the written information provided to the child participant differ from the written information provided to the parent(s)/legal guardian(s)?
  • Who should provide written informed consent to participate in a paediatric clinical trial?

           and more...

 

APREG Contacts

 State  Institution HREC name and Contact Officer Research Governance Officer
NSW

The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (incorporates The Children’s Hospital Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick)

ABN 53 188 579 090

The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network HREC

Asra Gholami

HREC Executive Officer

02 9845 3066

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http://www.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/health-professionals/our-research

Lucia Smith

Research Governance Manager

02 9845 0198

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http://www.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/health-professionals/our-research

NSW

Hunter New England Local Health District

(Includes John Hunter Hospital)

ABN 63 598 010 203

Hunter New England Health HREC

Dr Nicole Gerrand

Manager, Research Ethics and Governance Unit

02 4921 4950

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http://www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au/research_ethics_and_governance_unit

Dr Nicole Gerrand

Manager, Research Ethics and Governance Unit

02 4921 4950

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http://www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au/research_ethics_and_governance_unit

QLD

Children’s Health Queensland

Hospital and Health Service (Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital)

ABN 62 254 746 464

Children’s Health Services QLD HREC

Amanda Smith

Co-ordinator

Human Research Ethics Committee

07 -3069 7002

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https://www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/research/

Dr Peng Tjun Choy

Research Governance Officer

07 -3069 7008  

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https://www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/research/

QLD

Mater Misericordiae Ltd ABN 83 096 708 922

 

Mater Health Services HREC

Odette Petersen

HREC Coordinator

07 3163 1585

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http://www.mater.org.au/Home/Research/Human-Research-Ethics-Committee.aspx

Dominique Rossouw

Research Governance Officer

07 3163 2147

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SA

Women’s and Children’s Health Network (incorporates Women’s and Children’s Hospital)

ABN 64 021 748 126

Women’s and Children’s Health Network HREC

Dr Luke Fraser
HREC Executiv Officer

(08) 8161 7703

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http://www.wch.sa.gov.au/research/committees/humanethics/index.html

Camilla Liddy

Research Governance Officer

08 8161 6688

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http://www.wch.sa.gov.au/research/committees/researchgovernance.html

VIC

The Royal Children’s Hospital

ABN 35 655 720 546

Royal Children’s Hospital HREC
Alexandra Robertson
Director, Research Ethics & Governance
03 9345 6924
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Kelly Hoffman 
Research Governance Manager 
03 9345 4112 

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http://www.rch.org.au/ethics

VIC

Monash Health

ABN 82 142 080 338

 

Monash Health HREC

Deborah Dell

Manager, HREC

03 9594 4611

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http://www.monashhealth.org/page/Research/Human_research_ethics/

Michael Kios

Research Governance Manager

03 9594 4606

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http://www.monashhealth.org/page/Research/Human_research_ethics/

WA

Child and Adolescent Health Service (including Princess Margaret Hospital for Children)

ABN: 37 180 581 22

  
Child and Adolescent Health Service HREC 
Helen Hughes
Ethics Committee Coordinator
08 9340 8405

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http://www.pmh.health.wa.gov.au/development/resources/ethics.htm
 

 

Jenny Westgarth-Taylor

Research Governance Officer

08 9340 7108

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http://www.pmh.health.wa.gov.au/development/resources/ethics.htm