Human Research Ethics and Governance

Research projects that happen at a Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) site must be submitted, reviewed and approved by a WA Health or NHMRC certified Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and the CAHS Research Governance Office (RGO).

The centralised office for the CAHS HREC and RGO is at Perth Children’s Hospital

Researchers, study co-ordinators and study sponsors should contact the HREC and RGO as early as possible when planning a new research project or when considering adding a CAHS site to an existing project.

Research projects at a CAHS site require both HREC and RGO review and approval, and applications can be submitted to both review streams simultaneously. See the CAHS Research Approval Process.