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How to submit: Access Request

An access request should be submitted instead of and SSA for all human research projects that require support from a NSW Public Health Organisation (PHO) in the form of access to participants, tissue or data but do not involve the conduct of research at that PHO.

For example, access request review should be used if the project involves one or more of the following activities at the PHO:

  • participant recruitment through posters, leaflets, handouts and letter of invitation but not recruitment through direct contact with potential participants or enrolment;
  • distribution of surveys and questionnaires through staff of the PHO, but not collation and analysis of responses at that PHO, and;
  • access to data or tissue held at the PHO, but not processing or analysis at that PHO.

Only one form is required for HNELHD; it is not necessary to complete a form for each individual facility, location or service within HNELHD, however written confirmation of support from each HNE facility, locations or services through which you are seeking access to participants, tissue or data is required to be submitted with your access request.

The Research Governance Officer has the discretion to request that the application is submitted for site specific assessment if they consider that the project involves the conduct of research at a site.

Click here -  Access Request Form

Please submit all Access Requests to HNE Research Office via: HNELHD-ResearchOffice@health.nsw.gov.au

Please note: Access Request's that are submitted without written confirmation from the HNE facility, location or service will not be accepted.