Registry Governance

GOVERNANCE


The NGOR is housed in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) at Monash University. The operational team are part of the Cancer Research Program headed by Professor John Zalcberg. Clinical oversight and registry support is provided to the operational team by a Steering Committee.

The Steering Committee oversees corporate and clinical governance and promote activities within the registry. The committee provides oversight of the registry’s activities including monitoring data quality and ensuring that policies are established to address issues of clinical interest or significance that may arise, including those relating to quality of care. The committee comprises project investigators, senior clinicians, senior registry and staff from SPHPM and a representatives from our registry partners.

ETHICS


The NGOR is also a registered project with the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC). The ethical aspects of the registry have been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) of Monash Health, Epworth HealthCare, Mercy Health and the University of Tasmania. Each hospital and health service actively participating in the registry have also granted the necessary site specific approvals. This project will be carried out in accordance to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) – Updated 2018.

If you have any complaints about any aspect of the project, the way it is being conducted or any questions about being a research participant in general, contact:

  • Ms Deborah Dell, Manager, Monash Health Human Research Ethics Committee, on 03 9594 4611
  • A representative of the Epworth HealthCare Human Research Ethics Committee, on 03 9426 9906 or email hrec@epworth.org.au
  • Administrative Officer, Mercy Health Human Research Ethics Committee, on (03) 8458 4808
  • Executive Officer of the HREC (Tasmania) Network on (03) 6226 6254 or email human.ethics@utas.edu.au
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DATA SECURITY


The NGOR database is hosted by Monash University. Monash University Registry database security is maintained using encryption of data, a managed and audited protocol for access, training and accreditation of personnel, role-based access and authentication of data. Monash University Registry databases are housed and managed in an ISO 27001 certified environment. The ISO 24001 certification incorporates the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and Health Records Act 2001 (Vic) within its Applicability Statement.

POLICY DOCUMENTS


The NGOR Data Access and Publication policy are currently in development. Please return to this page at a later date.
If you require further information, please contact the NGOR Coordinator.