Research governance

Fiona Stanley Hospital is involved in a wide range of research projects overseen by the South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) Research Support and Development Unit (external site).

This unit provides ethical and governance review of proposed research projects and monitoring of approved research for all SMHS sites including:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Fremantle Hospital and Health Service
  • Rockingham Peel Group
  • South Metropolitan Mental Health Service
  • South Metropolitan Population Health Unit.

Researchers, study co-ordinators and study sponsors should contact the unit as early as possible when planning a new research project or when considering adding a SMHS site to an existing project.

Research participants

If you are participating in a research project at Fiona Stanley Hospital and are concerned about your rights or wish to complain about any aspect of a research project, please contact the South Metropolitan Health Service Research Support and Development Unit by emailing SMHS.RGO@health.wa.gov.au or phone 6152 3214.