Research Ethics and Compliance

The Alfred Research Alliance members are committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethics and compliance in all research endeavours.

We work closely together to ensure that current standards are applied consistently across the precinct and that the relevant legislation, regulations, guidelines and codes of practice for all ethical research conduct are actively complied with at every level.

Emergency and Trauma

COVID-19 Studies: Expedited Ethics Review and Approval by the Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee

In light of the urgent need for research related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee has made provision for an expedited review process for COVID-19-related studies to facilitate these important studies.

Click the button below for full instructions on the expedited ethics review and approval process for COVID-19 studies.

COVID-19 Studies

Human Ethics

The Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee reviews the ethical and scientific aspects of research and medical activities involving human subjects at Alfred Health, the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, the Burnet Institute, Monash University departments at The Alfred.

Go to the Human Ethics website for all information, guidelines and application forms for research involving humans.

Human Ethics

Animal Ethics

The A+ Animal Ethics Office, through its Animal Ethics Committees (AECs), reviews applications to use animals for scientific purposes from investigators from Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Monash University Central Clinical School, Burnet Institute and The Alfred hospital.

Find out more about the Animal Ethics Office and the AECs, and access information and guidelines to use animals for scientific purposes below.

Animal Ethics Office

Current opportunity: One of the Alfred Research Alliance AECs is currently seeking new members. Click here to find out more about the available opportunities or download this expression of interest

Log into the Alliance AEC Researcher Website for access to researcher resources

AEC Researcher Website

Log into EthicsAppOrder for Animal Services Ordering Management


Log into Conduit for Animal Ethics Application Management


For Colony Management Software, log in to SoftMouse.NET


Dealings with Genetically Modified Organisms

The Monash University Biosafety Committee, via the Monash Research Office, administers compliance with regulations covering dealings with genetically modified organisms for Alfred Health, Baker and the Burnet Institute as well as Monash University.

Go to the Monash Research Office website for information, guidelines and application forms on dealings with GMOs.

Monash Research Office

Research Governance and Occupational Health and Safety

The individual Alliance partners each have in place their own policies, guidelines and procedures covering compliance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2007 and regulations for the handling of hazardous chemicals, radioactive materials and biological hazards.