Ethics

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Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

All low risk non-HREC Ethics requests for ethical considerations in quality assurance and evaluation activities (ie. audits, registries, data collection, journal publishing etc) are approved by a separate mechanism - via the Executive Director of Surgical Affairs (EDSA) who will provide ethics approval letters. Please refer to the NHMRC guidelines Ethical Considerations in Quality Assurance and Evaluation Activities (link to NHMRC).

Please send all low risk non-HREC Ethics requests via email directly to RACS Executive Director of Surgical Affairs

All Ethics applications involving the conduct of surveys of RACS members are approved by a separate mechanism - via the Executive Director of Surgical Affairs who will provide ethics approval letters. Please refer to the RACS policy Approval to Conduct Surveys.

Please send all Ethics application survey requests via email to the RACS Evaluation and Surveys Coordinator, Education and Development and Research Department within RACS.

Low risk application enquiries

Please forward your low risk non HREC Ethics application enquiries to the EDSA.

Research Survey enquiries

Please forward your Research Survey enquiries to the Evaluation and Surveys Coordinator.

Governance

Executive Director of Surgical Affairs (EDSA) - Dr John Quinn

Evaluation and Surveys Coordinator - Mr Michael Rasmussen

Resources

Ethical Considerations in Quality Assurance and Evaluation Activities (Link to NHMRC)

Contact

Executive Director Surgical Affairs
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9249 1203
Fax: +61 3 9276 7432
Email: Ethics@surgeons.org