New Governance Application

The separation of responsibility for the governance of research from ethical review of that research is a key concept underpinning the introduction of multisite ethical review models in Victoria and elsewhere

Research governance is separate from ethics review, and it must occur before a research project can commence at a site. The preparation of the documents that form the Governance Application can begin before the ethical approval of a project. The collection of signatures and supporting department approvals, and the negotiation of the contract if needed, is time consuming and early preparation is required to allow for prompt governance approval after ethical approval has been issued. 

Governance review of research projects is carried out by the staff of the Human Research Ethics & Governance office, in particular the Research Governance Officer, and authorisation to conduct a research project at Peter Mac is issued by the Human Research Ethics & Governance office. 

Preparing your New Governance Application

Submitting your New Governance Application

Governance applications can be submitted at any time. 

  1. Please ensure you have all required documents and that the electronic files are clearly labelled. All email addresses and phone numbers listed on the application should be institutional, not personal.
  2. Submit the SSA and all other forms and project documents.
  3. Standard Indemnity: Submit e-signing request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Principal Investigator will be advised of the outcome of the review and any further queries or requirements. 

New Governance Application Contact 

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  • Phone: (03) 8559 7545