Epworth HealthCare has made significant contributions to medical research in areas strongly linked to clinical care for over 90 years and continues to innovate and expand its research network. Epworth is committed to fostering research that will improve healthcare and enable Epworth’s patients to access novel treatments.
Epworth Healthcare continues to drive excellence in clinical research programs by promoting and supporting investigator-initiated and commercially-sponsored research, strengthening existing research collaborations and further developing national and international industry associations and government relations.
Epworth HealthCare research network includes:
Epworth Research Institute (ERI)
The Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre at Epworth
Epworth Radiation Oncology Research Centre (ERORC)
OrthoSport Victoria Research Centre
Epworth Musculoskeletal Research Centre
Epworth Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation
Accredited ICH-GCP training
HealthCare employees, honorary research affiliates and VMOs
undertaking research at/for Epworth have the opportunity to
attend a free TransCelerate accredited ICH-GCP training course being run through Monash Partners.
GCP certification at least every 3 years will soon become a mandatory requirement for all investigators and support staff conducting interventional studies at Epworth HealthCare, thus it is strongly recommended that researchers and their support staff take advantage of this offer.
For more information visit the Resources for Researchers page.
Velos eCompliance is the new comprehensive online platform for research ethics and governance review administration at Epworth Healthcare. All submissions to the ethics committees and governance office including new project proposals, amendments and all forms of reports will be submitted, reviewed and processed through Velos eCompliance.
With the introduction of Velos eCompliance the submission process for Research Ethics and Governance reviews at Epworth HealthCare has changed. The NEAF, VSM and SSA have been replaced by the Epworth Research Ethics Form and Epworth Research Governance Form. The Department of Health post approval submission forms (amendment, progress reports and safety report) have also been adapted to Epworth post approval forms.
Training and support
If you still have questions after consulting the Velos User Manual or feel that you would benefit from a training session please contact the Research Development & Governance team.
Access to eCompliance
- Anyone who intends to conduct research at Epworth HealthCare will required a Velos login.
- There are various ways to access the Velos eCompliance site, please download the Velos eCompliance User Manual for access options and instructions.
- Access to eCompliance is available to Epworth employees and external researchers who will be submitting research to the Epworth HealthCare Human Research Ethics Committee or Low Risk Sub-Committee.
Please allow 5-7 days for internal (Epworth) requests and 10-12 days for external requests to be verified and actioned.