An external researcher is a person intending to come *on site for the purposes of conducting research and includes researchers employed by another LHD, a university or other external organisation.
NSLHD employees who intend to conduct research on site as part of their external coursework or degree also fall into this category.
*On site includes all sites listed at
https://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/services except for Northern Beaches Hospital.
Prior to coming onsite for the purpose of research, the Principal Investigator (PI) must submit an application to the Research Office and approval of this application must be received by the PI prior to the external researcher coming onsite.
Please note that for all new applications for research, the application must be submitted into Regis with the Site Specific Assessment (SSA).
To add an external researcher to an approved project please submit a site amendment in REGIS within the related site application by selecting amendment type as ‘General Amendment’ within the form and uploading the list of documentation listed in the table below for ‘site access’. An authorization of this submission must be obtained from the Research Office prior to the external researcher coming on site.
Click here for a step by step guide on how to submit a site amendment in REGIS. Please note there is no fee associated with adding external researchers to a project.
Please note that external researchers who require emr access are required to submit some additional documentation to the Research Office. For information on how to apply for emr access
SITE ACCESS, please see table below for the required documentation:
*if the PI or supervisor is
not an NSLHD employee this letter should be from the Head of the Department who will be taking the responsibility of hosting the external researcher.