Adventist HealthCare Limited (AHCL) supports the national approach to single ethical review of multi-centre research conducted in Australia. This ensures the efficient use of resources, improves the quality and effectiveness of the ethical and scientific reviews and reduces delays in the commencement of research projects.
From 1 January 2014, AHCL implemented a single ethical review process for all multi-centre research projects. AHCL accepts the ethical and scientific review undertaken by a Lead HREC which is NHMRC Certified. Such studies will be eligible for governance review and will not require separate ethical and scientific review by the Adventist HealthCare Limited HREC, provided a Memorandum of Understanding is in place between AHCL and the Lead HREC. Where the Lead HREC is a NSW Health certified Lead HREC an external entity agreement must be in place between AHCL and the Lead HREC.