Research projects to be conducted at sites under the control of NSW Public Health Organisations, whether they have undergone full or expedited HREC review, must undergo site specific assessment before authorisation can be granted by the Chief Executive or their delegate.
Site specific assessment is required if the project involves one or more of the following activities at a site under the control of a Public Health Organisation.
1. Enrolling participants into research (e.g. obtaining informed consent, screening);
2. Carrying out protocol-specific research procedures with or on participants; and
3. Managing and analysing data, tissue, and responses from surveys and questionnaires collected for or from research.
NB: If your study requires nursing resources, sign off by the Director of Nursing may be required on the site specific assessment (SSA) application. Please contact the Research Office to clarify.