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Ethics & Governance Metrics

HEARLabĀ® comprises basic hardware driven by software modules on a laptop computer

NSW’s overall performance

Improving research ethics and governance approval timelines, particularly for clinical trials is a key priority for NSW.

Table 1. Performance of NSW HREC and Sites in COVID-19 research start-up times across all risk categories

  • Ethics applications are approved < 2 weeks
  • Site applications are approved < 1 week
  • Average study start-up time is < 6 weeks (end-to-end)

Figure 1. (A) Heatmap illustrating the distribution of approved COVID-19 research across NSW local health districts. (B) Breakdown of COVID-19 applications by research category. (C) Schematic representation of the breakdown of approved COVID-19 research by ethics review pathway and corresponding ethics review times (clock-on).

Figure 2. (A) The distribution of approved COVID-19 research sites across NSW LHDs. (B) Breakdown of COVID-19 site applications by research category. (C) Schematic representation of the breakdown of approved COVID-19 site-specific application (SSA) by ethics review pathway and corresponding SSA review times (clock-on).

Updated 3 months ago