Victorian Ethics and Governance Initiatives 

The Victorian Research Translation Centre Collaborative (VRTCC) supports activities on statewide streamlining of research governance across Victoria.


Current Initiatives

The Hospital Research Directors Forum and Hospital Research Managers Committees

The Hospital Research Directors Forum (HRDF) and the Hospital Research Managers (HRM) are active committees with membership open to all research active hospitals in Victoria.


These committees were established in 2010-11 with support from Biomedical Research Victoria (BioMedVic) to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and sector intelligence between research leaders in the Victorian Hospital community.


The HRDF is currently chaired by Professor Peter Rogers,  Research Director at The Royal Women’s Hospital and HRM is currently chaired by Alexandra Robertson, Director Research Operations at The Royal Children's Hospital.  

VRTCC Governance Working Group

The VRTCC has established a working group with state-wide representation to improve research governance processes across the state.

Benefits of a state-wide approach through the VRTCC include:

  • consistent and proportionate governance process employed by organisations represented by VRTCC, compliant with the National Clinical Trial Governance Framework that will be overseen by the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACQSHC)enhanced transparency/visibility of the clinical research sector and improved ease of conducting research in Victoria

  • increase in clinical research activity and ultimately better health outcomes for Victorians

  • enhancing Victoria’s competitive advantage in attracting clinical trials

Download the Working Group Terms of Reference and Victorian Research Governance Streamlining Discussion Paper

To find out more about these initiatives please contact Ms Michelle Iddles:


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