SA Health is implementing a new research application management system called Research Governance and Ethics Management System (Research GEMS) to replace Online Forms.

Researchers seeking to submit Human Research Ethics Committee and/or Research Governance approval applications are advised not to use the Online Forms system as of 23 October 2020. Online Forms will be turned off as of 01 November 2020 and any ‘in flight’ applications will not be transitioned into the new Research GEMS.

Research GEMS rollout will occur in stages. Please contact CALHN Research Services to discuss submission requirements during November 2020 – January 2021.

For Clinical Trials: or (08) 7117 2231

For other Health/Medical Research: or (08) 7117 2230


Research Governance 

All research projects conducted at a site within Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) (Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre and SA Pathology) must have both governance and ethics approval.

CALHN Research Governance Framework and Guidelines

SA Health Research Governance Policy Directive

Central Adelaide Local Health Network
(The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA Pathology)

For enquiries relating to CALHN governance and Site Specific Assessments (SSAs), please contact:

Phone: +61 8 7117 2230



SA Health Research Governance Officers