​​​Research Ethics and Governance Office (REGO)

About us

The Research Ethics and Governance Office is responsible for the oversight of all research involving humans that is undertaken in the Hunter New England Local Health District.  This involves providing Secretariat support to the Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee and ensuring all governance requirements have been met for research conducted in the Hunter New England Local Health District. 

The Research Ethics and Governance Office will:

  • Assist with the preparation of applications for human research ethics review 

  • Facilitate and co-ordinate the ethical review and approval of Research protocols

  • Ensure all research governance requirements are met and research protocols are authorised prior to commencement.

  • Hunter New England Local Health District (HNE Health) participates in the NSW Health System for Single Ethical and Scientific Review for Multicentre Research. This is for both research ethics approval and governance authorisation  

Hunter New England Health retains responsibility for authorising the commencement of research to be undertaken within their institutions through a separate research governance process.

2016 REGO Closure

This office will be closed from Monday 19 December 2016 through to Monday 23 January 2017.

In order for submissions to be processed prior to the office closure, they must be submitted by the following dates:

  • Low & Neglible Risk Applications (LNR) by 5 December 2016
  • Governance Submissions (SSA) by 5 December 2016
  • Variation Applications by 12 December 2016

Complaints

Any person (including participants, researchers, staff, students, administrators) can make a complaint to the Hunter New England Research Ethics Committee about any aspect of a research study. Any other matter of ethical concern can also be bought to the Committee's attention and will be appropriately investigated.

All such complaints and concerns should be directed to the Hunter New England Local Heath District Research Ethics and Governance Office:

Dr Nicole Gerrand
Manager, Research Ethics and Governance Office
Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee
Hunter New England Local Health District
Locked Bag 1
New Lambton NSW 2305

Telephone: 4921 4950

Email: HNELHD-HREC@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

Should the Complaint relate to the review of an Application or any other of the Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee's activities, please contact:

 

Ms Jane Gray
Director of Partnerships, Innovatation and Research

 

 

 

 

Please see Participant Information Statement Template for the Complaint Statement on the Forms and Templates page

 

Location

Research Ethics and Governance Office
District Headquarters, Administration Building
Lookout Road,
New Lambton NSW 2305

Postal address

Research Ethics and Governance Office
Hunter New England Local Health District
Locked Bag 1
New Lambton NSW 2305

Contacts

Dr Nicole Gerrand
Research Ethics and Governance Office - Manager
Phone: 4921 4950

Email: Nicole.Gerrand@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

 

Lisa Woseen
Research Ethics and Governance Office - Support Officer
Phone:  4921 4943

Email: Lisa.Woseen@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

 

Debbie Madden
Research Ethics and Governance Office - Administrative Officer
Phone: 4985 5929

Email: Debbie.Madden@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au 

Katrina Maja
Research Ethics and Governance Office - Project Officer
Phone: 4923 6317

Email: Katrina.Maja@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au 

 

Institution details for regulatory documents

Hunter New England Local Health District
Lookout Road
New Lambton NSW 2305 
ABN 63 598 010 203