Summary of Responsibilities

Summary of Responsibilities

Summary of Responsibilities

In order to meet your research conduct; ethical and legal responsibilities as a researcher you will need to meet the following general requirements and standards. A range of specific requirements will be outlined in your HREC approval/s and confidentiality/data transfer agreement/s.

Conduct of the Study

  • Conduct the study and deal with the project data only in accordance with the procedures specified in the approved protocol for the research project.

Restrictions on use, access, and disclosure

  • Only collect, use or disclose the project data for the conduct of the research project and not for any other purpose;
  • Do not merge the project data with any other information set, including information files provided for two separate projects unless you have approval to do so.
  • Do not attempt to identify or make unauthorised contact with any individual or to provide the project data to another person.
  • Do not publish any information which discloses the identity of an individual unless the individual has given their written consent to be identified in the publication.

Disclosure as required by law

  • In some (rare) circumstances you may be required by law to disclose information. In this situation you should contact the data custodian immediately.

Protection of information

  • You must protect the project data against loss, unauthorised use, access, modification or disclosure according to the approved data security plan (as described in your data application/ethics application)

Disposal of Confidential Information

  • You must conduct any tasks relating to the retention and disposal of the project data in accordance with the approved retention and disposal Plan for the project.

Breaches

  • You must notify both the HREC/s and the data custodian/s of any breach of the approved protocol for the research project, including any breaches of security, complaints, adverse events or other relevant circumstances relating to your research project.
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UPDATES

COVID-19

PHRN is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and has taken steps to mitigate the risk of transmission to our staff. In line with advice on social distancing, all staff at PHRN program office have moved to work from home. Staff are currently all working in line with our usual work patterns and our landline numbers are being diverted to staff at home, so will either be answered, or it will be possible to leave a voicemail. Please bear with us as we move to this new way of working. We will be participating in any meetings we need to attend remotely via Zoom. We are reviewing our work plans in light of the current situation and will make changes as required to ensure we are serving our network, researchers and community in this changing situation.

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NEWS & EVENTS

LATEST NEWS

WA Department of Health is seeking to establish a contract for the provision of an expert resource which will provide consultation to the Department of Health and the Department of Jobs, Tourism and Industry on a joint initiative. The ‘Strategic Linkage Advisor’, will provide strategic linkage advice, research, analysis, stakeholder management and inter-governmental coordination on matters relating to data linkage.

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