Research Governance

SPHPM's Research Governance Committee aims to support staff and students in the conduct of high quality research.

The Research Governance Committee (RGC) has developed a number of useful tools for researchers including A Guide to Good Research Practice, face to face training for all new students, online training for all new staff, an audit program and a risk management plan. In addition, the RGC delivers the Monash Partners accredited ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training in conjunction with the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI).

Ethics and Good Research Practice Short Course

» For SPHPM staff and students
Next course: 14 March 2018

» For external participants


Accredited ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training

» ICH GCP training course

» Refresher course

(For employees of the Monash Partners organisations)

SPHPM Research Governance Audits of Research Projects

It is the aim of the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) to ensure our research is conducted at the highest standard and that our working culture emphasises all of the attributes needed to support this goal. In support of this aim we have an audit process to ensure research conducted within the School complies with SPHPM's A Guide to Good Research Practice.

Monash University Policies

There are a number of university policies which provide guidance, support and information for both staff and students. The following are policies that all staff and students should be aware of:

Privacy and Confidentiality

Conduct and Compliance Procedure – Privacy

Collection of Personal Information


Conduct and Compliance Procedure – Whistleblowers

Checklist for Whistleblowers at Monash University

Conflict of Interest

Conduct and Compliance Procedure – Conflict of Interest (including Conflict of Interest in Research)

Conflict of Interest – examiner

Examples of Conflicts of Interest and Guidelines for Action

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Research Governance or if you have any issues you would like the committee to discuss please contact the Research Governance Officer