Research Governance

Our 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.

Ethics and Good Research Practice Short Course

» Next course:
6 November 2020 (flexible online learning – access closes 13 November 2020)

Click here to register or for more information


Accredited ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training

» Introduction to Good Clinical Practice
» GCP 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.

Data Management Resources

Helix Steering Committee – Data Governance Framework (PDF)

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

Collection of Personal Information


Whistleblower policy and procedure

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest Procedure (including Conflict of Interest in Research) (PDF)

Conflict of Interest – Examiner

Examples of Conflicts of Interest and Guidelines for Action (PDF)

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