Cover Letter

Follow the submission guidelines before completing the SSA Cover Letter to ensure your application is complete before sending it to the RGO.  Hard copies are not required.

Please send completed applications to:

Once submitted, your application is reviewed by the RGO for final authorisation by the CEO/delegate.  The project must not commence until you receive a letter of authorisation from the RGO.

NALHN supports dual submission of ethics and governance.  While SSAs can be submitted at any time before the project commences, dual submission allows the governance and ethical review to occur in parallel.  A final endorsement letter will be provided for the SSA only where HREC approval is obtained and the letter provided to the RGO.

Partially completed (unsigned/invalid) applications will be returned to the applicant.  If you have not submitted an application within 3 months of receiving ethical approval, the RGO will contact the Principal Investigator for clarification.  Please contact the RGO if you anticipate a lengthy delay in submitting an SSA.

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