Ethics Forum – May 2012 Andrew Thornton Chairman, HREC Royal Adelaide Hospital Types of studies >Drug Trials >Device Trials >Other clinical studies which require full committee review >Low and negligible risk research >Audits Full studies conducted at single site (RAH) > The study should be submitted through online forms designating RAH committee. > The ethics/science of study should be reviewed at RAH. > A Site Specific Assessment must be completed for RAH. > Amendments, IBs should be submitted to RAH through on-line forms. > Annual Reports, SUSARs, SAEs etc should be submitted to RAH as normal Full studies conducted at multiple sites within SA Health > Only one application and one ethical review is necessary. > The main PI (coordinating CPI) may choose a committee to review the study but this should generally be at the CPI’s institution. > The study should be submitted through online forms designating the lead committee. > A separate Site Specific Assessment must be completed at each site. > Amendments, IBs, SUSARs, Annual Reports, etc should be submitted to the approving HREC only. Connections: On-line Forms and AU-RED Researcher On line HREC submission HREC Submission Code AU-RED Database HREC Submission Code Researcher On line SSA submission HREC Office SSA Submission Code Governance Office Completing the HREC process – RAH Submissions > Complete the IDSC checklists. > The REC checklist and yellow ethics form and not required but all the documents you want approved must be listed in the cover letter (electronic submission) > Submit 2 hard copies of the cover letter protocol and PIS. > Submit all documents electronically as searchable (not scanned) PDF documents (CD preferred) > Complete the CTN (as appropriate). > Let the HREC know that you have submitted the study and quote the submission code. Completing the HREC process – Other documents > Amendments: Submit on-line plus one hard copy plus electronic version (CD preferred) > IBs: Submit on-line plus one hard copy plus electronic version (CD preferred) > SUSARs: submit as now including one electronic copy (CD preferred) > SAEs, Annual reports: submit as now including one electronic copy (CD or email) > General advice: if the submission is large, submit on a CD so that it can be filed. Completing the submission process - SSA > Obtain an SSA submission code from the on-line forms website. > Let the Governance Officer know that there is an SSA for RAH and quote the submission code and the HREC reference number which has been allocated. > Complete the CTA > Complete the CTN (as appropriate). Warning! Warning!! Warning!!! > Submitting through on-line forms does not alert Heather or Bernadette to the fact that something has been submitted. > For any on-line submission (Protocol, Amendment, IB, etc) you must let Heather know by email. > For any governance submission through on line forms you must let Bernadette know. Low and negligible risk research (LNR) At this time… > Studies may be submitted through on-line forms. > Studies may also be submitted in the traditional way (hard copy plus electronic submission by email or CD). > The HREC Chair will decide if the study qualifies as LNR. > The HREC Chair will decide if the study requires an SSA. > Heather will complete the entry onto the ethics database (AU-RED). Audits At this time… > Studies should be submitted in the traditional way (electronic submission by email or CD). > The HREC Chair will decide if the study qualifies as an Audit > Audits are not required to be entered into ethics research database. Future > We will publish the updated instructions on the intranet/internet. > We will review the IDSC checklists. > We will work with SA Health to iron out some issues with on-line forms. > A simple on-line LNR ethics form will be developed to allow on-line submission > A simple on-line LNR SSA form will be developed. > The system will be available Australiawide to all single submission.