Research at the WCHN
SA Health announces a new Research Management System called GEMS (posted 10 September 2020)
SA Health announced the purchase of a new Research Management System called Governance and Ethics Management System (GEMS). The system is still being finessed and will be rolled out later this year.
In the interim, you may have queries about what this means for you and your research. Hence we provide the following initial advice:
Please Note: These dates are only guides at this stage and may change with short notice. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition period. More information will be made available as it comes to hand from SA Health and F1 Solutions.
IMPORTANT MESSAGES FOR RESEARCHERS ABOUT COVID-19
Below are messages posted for researchers in relation to COVID-19.
Updates will be provided if and when there are any changes that impact on research at WCHN. Please check this webpage regularly for updates.
Changes to NHMRC’s 2021 grant schedule and policies in response to COVID-19 (posted 10 August 2020)
NHMRC has released a communique regarding changes to the 2021 grant program in response to COVID-19 pandemic as below.
*Exact dates will be finalised later this year in consultation with RAOs and the ARC.
For more details, please refer to the communique.
WCHN Research – opening up research at WCHN (posted 27 May 2020 and updated 3 June 2020)
Please note, the principles below apply to researchers and anyone associated with the research.
As noted in the NHMRC document, COVID-19: Guidance on clinical trials for institutions, HRECs, researchers and sponsors, HRECs, researchers and sponsors, “The safety and well-being of patients, research participants and their families, and health care professionals, researchers and other staff involved in patient care and research are paramount”.
Staff are advised of the following updated (additional) principles governing research at the WCHN:
In addition to the above:
Frequently Asked Questions on NHMRC processes during COVID-19 (posted 23 April 2020)
NHMRC has released FAQs on changes to the processes for NHMRC applications for funding, peer review, grant management and other changes since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Research Secretariat staff working from home (posted 6 April 2020)
All WCHN Research Secretariat staff will be working from home as of Tuesday, 7 April 2020. As a result, our office will be closed until further notice.
All enquiries and documents should be emailed to the relevant person as detailed on our webpage.
All of our services will still be available as usual so please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail.
Stay safe everyone (#STAYATHOME)!
last modified: 11 Sep 2020