The Ethics and Governance application site, Online Forms, has been replaced by a new website called ERM (Ethical Review Manager) for applications in Mater Health, Queensland and Victoria.

ERM will be used to create and submit all applications and post-approval reports for Mater Health, Queensland and Victoria.

You should be able to log into with your existing Online Forms email login and password if your submitted application/s have been uploaded to Queensland Research Ethics Database (RED) systems (and the password can be reset if you have forgotten it).

Online Forms will remain live for the foreseeable future for Mater Health, Queensland and Victoria, but only as an archive (you WILL NOT be able to create/submit new applications, but you can refer to old ones).

Please be patient whilst we transition to this new system – further information will be provided as soon as possible.

For researchers

Undertaking Research

The Research Directorate is responsible for managing and facilitating the ethical and governance review processes for all research within Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ). This involves coordinating scientific and ethical review of research. In addition, the department is responsible for governance, including research monitoring, research management including meeting legislative and regulatory requirements, policy development, and the provision of researcher support and advice, and risk management.

All research conducted on, or by CHQ, must receive both ethical approval by a certified Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), and governance authorisation by the Research Directorate before the project can commence.

This office strongly suggests a parallel submission of Ethics and Governance applications where possible (as per Research Management Policy (QH-POL-013:2015).

Contact details

Human Research Ethics Committee
p: 07 3069 7002

Research Governance
p: 07 3069 7008

Centre for Children’s Health Research
Level 7, 62 Graham Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101