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Research Governance Unit

The Research Governance Unit is responsible for both the ethical and governance review of projects involving Humans, Animals and Gene Technology.

For additional information, please visit the Research Governance Unit website, or contact 03 9231 2394

Library Service

The St Vincent's Hospital Library is led by Mr Jeremy Taylor, Chief Librarian. The Library is available to all staff of St Vincent's and clinical students on placement at the Hospital.
 
The Library Service consists of three libraries:

  • Carl de Gruchy Library – Fitzroy Campus
  • Caritas Christi Hospice Library
  • St George's Library 

For additional information (including access to the library catalogue) please visit the Library Website, or contact 03 9231 2540.

 

BioResources

The BioResources Centre is led by Ms Helen Barlow.  The BRC is a first class research facility, facilitating world class research.

For additional information, please contact 03 9231 2654.


Dr Megan Robertson

Director of Research
Ph:  03 9231 3895
E-mail: Megan.Robertson@svha.org.au

 

Dr Tam Nguyen

Executive Officer of Research
Ph: 03 9231 3930
E-mail: Tam.Nguyen@svha.org.au

 

Mr Jeremy Taylor

Chief Librarian, Library Services 
Ph: 03 9231 2542
E-mail: Jeremy.Taylor@svhm.org.au

 

Ms Helen Barlow 

Manager, BioResources Centre 
Ph: 03 9231 2654
E-mail: Helen.Barlow@svhm.org.au

2015 Research Report

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2014 Research Report

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About Us

St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) is a major teaching, research and tertiary referral hospital, providing both surgical and medical services. 

St Vincent’s Hospital is dedicated to advancing medical research, with particular focus on translational research to improve clinical practice. 

The Research Directorate provides administrative support to medical research by providing infrastructure, support, targeted resources, educational opportunities and funding. 

The Research Directorate includes the following Departments:

            Research Governance 

            Library Services 

            BioResources Centre

           
For additional information, please contact the Director of Research on 03 9288 3895 or research.directorate@svhm.org.au

The Research Governance Unit (RGU) is primarily responsible for administrative governance of research at St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne), by providing secretariat support to the Human Research Ethics Committees, Animal Ethics Committee and the Institutional Biosafety Committee, and ensuring that research protocols conducted at St Vincent’s Hospital are compliant with all relevant guidelines and legislation.

The RGU provides a service to all units wishing to undertake research which requires ethical review. 

Support is also provided to the Research Directorate in relation to the coordination of Research Week.

Please see the section on "Researchers" to find more about Research Ethics and Governance.

 

Research Valet® @ SVHM: 'Your lead site solution'

The Research Directorate aims to make SVHM a premier and preferred site to conduct sponsored clinical trials across a broad range of clinical disciplines. We have recently introduced the Research Valet® Service. Two levels of service are available: Valet and Concierge.

Valet includes full HREC submission preparation and liaison throughout the submission and approval process.

Concierge offers HREC pre-review and ongoing liaison during HREC or governance review.
Sponsors or researchers will receive full approval within 30 days of HREC meeting and governance approvals will be targeted at seven days after submission of all required documentation.

The service provides researchers a smooth start up with a highly competitive timeline to gain ethics approval, providing St Vincent’s a competitive edge on the global market for clinical trials.

For further information, please contact Dr Wade Kruger, Business Development Manager on 9231 3894 or wade.kruger@svha.org.au


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Research Valet® Brochure