Research governance

Three researchers at table, examining the data

The WA Health Research Governance Framework governs the scientific, ethical and governance review, approval, conduct and monitoring of human research within WA public health organisations.

Research Governance Service

The Research Governance Service (RGS) (external site), a web based information technology system to support the WA Health research governance framework, is now operational for Stage 1. All new research projects requiring authorisation to be conducted within WA Health or accessing WA Health participants, data or tissue, must utilise the RGS. Between December 2016 and February 2017 there will be a transition period, refer to the RGS ‘Home Page’ for more details.

Research education and training

Read more about clinical trials and research governance education.