CQHHS seeks honorary members of Ethics committee

Are you interested in contributing to health research projects in Central Queensland?

Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CQHHS) is seeking honorary members of its Human Research Ethics Committee.

This committee reviews all low and negligible risk research conducted by CQHHS staff or students involving human participants. The primary role is to protect the welfare and rights of participants in research.

Rockhampton Hospital Executive Director Jennifer Gale said research was of enormous importance, not only for developments and improvements in clinical care, but also as a recruitment tool to attract dynamic clinicians to work in the health service.

"An innovative workplace that encourages research projects is what doctors, nurses and allied health professionals are seeking when they're looking for new employers," she said.

"That is what we're aiming to achieve."

Ms Gale said it was vital to have a broad membership on the Human Research Ethic Committee to properly consider the impacts of research on a wide cross-section of the community.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Jennifer.Gale@health.qld.gov.au before Monday, November 17.

For further information, please see the full Expression of Interest at www.cqhealthhub.qld.gov.au/news-media/news/expressions-interest-humanresearch-ethics-committee, or contact Dr Barbara Westwood, Research Ethics Project Officer, on 4920 7335, email Barbara.Westwood@health.qld.gov.au.