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AMENDMENTS - Method of Payment Form​​

Please note a correctly completed method of payment form must accompany every new submission and amendment presented to the Research Office for review. 

Please see the fee policy​ for further information regarding the below fee structure.

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TABLE OF FEES – HREC AND GOVERNANCE SERVICE DELIVERY

 

HREC ADMINISTRATION FEES

Submission to the Full HREC

Commercially sponsored research project

$3300

Research project with commercial funding/support ≥$50000

$3300

External Investigator Initiated research projects (non-NSLHD/University of Sydney staff)

$300

Internal Investigator Initiated research project (NSLHD/University of Sydney staff, inc. Student Projects )

$150

Collaborative / Co-operative group research project

$150

 

Amendments to approved projects*

Regular amendment to commercially sponsored study (eg. Protocol, IB. No additional fee applied to PISCFs if submitted in conjunction with protocol or IB update. If PISCFs are submitted separately, fee applies.)

$550 per amended document

 

Complex amendment to commercially sponsored study or study with ≥ $50000 commercial funding

$1665

Regular amendment to research project with commercial funding ≥$50000

(No additional fee applied to PISCFs if submitted in conjunction with protocol or IB update. If PISCFs are submitted separately, fee applies.)

$550 per amendment document

External Investigator Initiated research projects (non-NSLHD/University of Sydney staff)

$150

Internal Investigator Initiated research project (NSLHD/University of Sydney staff, inc. Student Projects)

$100

Collaborative / Co-operative group research project

$100

External Entity Agreement for HREC to extend approval to Private/External Institution

$1000 PA

SITE GOVERNANCE ADMINISTRATION FEES

Site Specific Assessment (SSA)

Commercially sponsored research project

$3740

Research project with commercial funding/support ≥$50000

$3740

External Investigator Initiated research projects (non-NSLHD/University of Sydney staff)

$500

Internal Investigator Initiated research project (NSLHD/University of Sydney staff, inc. Student Projects)

$150

Collaborative / Co-operative group research project

$300

Regular Amendment

(HREC is not NSLHD)

 

Commercially sponsored research project

 

$500

Research project with commercial funding/support ≥$50000

$500

External Investigator Initiated research projects (non-NSLHD/University of Sydney staff)

$150

Internal Investigator Initiated research project (NSLHD/University of Sydney staff, inc. Student Projects)

$100

Collaborative / Co-operative group research project

$100

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TABLE OF FEES – HREC AND GOVERNANCE SERVICE DELIVERY -

LOW / NEGLIGIBLE RISK PROJECTS

 

HREC ADMINISTRATION FEES

Low/Negligible Risk Projects

Commercially sponsored research project

$3300

Research project with commercial funding/support ≥$50000

$3300

External Investigator Initiated research projects (non-NSLHD/University of Sydney staff)

$200

Internal Investigator Initiated research project (NSLHD/University of Sydney staff, inc. Student Projects)

$100

Collaborative / Co-operative group research project

$100

Regular LNR Amendments

Commercially sponsored research project

$550

Research project with commercial funding/support ≥$50000

$550

External Investigator Initiated research projects (non-NSLHD/University of Sydney staff)

$100

Internal Investigator Initiated research project (NSLHD/University of Sydney staff, inc. Student Projects)

$75

Collaborative / Co-operative group research project

$75

SITE GOVERNANCE ADMINISTRATION FEES

Low/Negligible Risk SSA

Commercially sponsored research project

$1665

Research project with commercial funding/support ≥$50000

$1665

External Investigator Initiated research projects (non-NSLHD/University of Sydney staff)

$250

Internal Investigator Initiated research project (NSLHD/University of Sydney staff, inc. Student Projects)

$150

Collaborative / Co-operative group research project

$150

Regular LNRSSA Amendment

(HREC is not NSLHD)

Commercially sponsored research project

$500

Research project with commercial funding/support ≥$50000

$500

External Investigator Initiated research projects (non-NSLHD/University of Sydney staff)

$100

Internal Investigator Initiated research project (NSLHD/University of Sydney staff, inc. Student Projects)

$75

Collaborative / Co-operative group research project

$75

Fees are inclusive of GST

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Fees and Payment Information

Fees are charged for new applications and amendments to approved studies for both ethics and governance review. Fees vary depending on the type of submission, and the study sponsor/funding type. A complete table of fees is listed below for 'full'/NEAF-type projects and low risk projects.​​

A Fee Policy has been implemented in order to provide sufficient funds to support the administration of research governance a​nd the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).Click here to view the full policy (PO2014_002).

These funds supplement the support provided by NSLHD and are used to:

  • Assist with the cost of the Secretariat – the Secretariat provides administrative support for the HREC and Research Governance Committee, and assistance to researchers preparing applications. 
  • Assist with administrative costs incurred by the Secretariat such as photocopying, paper use, IT support 
  • Facilitate the ongoing education of researchers and Committee members through research forums, workshops and conferences
  • Ensure that the HREC is able to fulfil its obligations as directed by the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans
  • Ensure that the Governance Team is able to fulfil its obligations as directed by the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Promote excellence in research and the enhancement of the status and understanding of medical research within NSLHD.

A completed fee payment form (for new submissions or amendments​) MUST be submitted at the time of application. Approvals cannot be issued by the Research Office without this form. 

Please DO NOT send fee payment forms direct to the Department of Finance. Finance are unable to process payment on forms that have not been registered through the Research Office. 

Definitions for terminology used in the table below (eg. 'Regular' and 'Complex' amendments) can be found in the fee policy. There is also a flow chart to assist you with determining the appropriate fee due. 

*please note that sub-studies may require de novo application/submission – contact the office to discuss requirements

  • Clinical trial fees are mandated by the NSW Ministry of Health,  Policy Directive PD2008_030, "HREC and Research Governance: Fee Policy for Review of Commercially Sponsored Research"
  • Fees for non-clinical trials have been set by the Chief Executive in consultation with the Director of Clinical Governance, Chief Operating Officer - Research, and NSW Ministry of Health.​​​​