Ethics Review Manager System roll out - Important information for researchers

Friday 19 October 2018

Important information for researchers and clinicians undertaking human research at Mater

Since July, Mater has been implementing a new digital system for the submission and review of clinical projects. 

The new Ethics Review Manager (ERM) system has replaced Online Forms for applications to Mater Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and from Monday 22 October ERM will replace the Mater Research Hub to generate new applications to Mater Research Governance.

The roll-out has been implemented in two stages for Mater researchers:

Stage 1 (completed in July 2018): transition of Research Ethics applications from Online Forms to ERM

Stage 2 (October 2018): transition of Research Governance applications to ERM

Updates on progress and impact for the submission and review of your clinical research projects will continue to be disseminated by email and posted on the Mater Research website and on the Intranet for Mater staff.

Stage 2: Key dates

22 October 2018

Final date to generate an SSA form through the Mater Research Hub (available until 5.00 pm).

9 November 2018
Final date to submit an SSA form via email (available until 5.00 pm)
17 December 2018
Migration of current projects to ERM completed

What does this mean for researchers?

On Monday 22 October 2018, new application forms (SSA) to Mater Research Governance will be available in ERM.

The 'Generate SSA' link in the Mater Research Hub will be disconnected at 5pm on Monday 22 October 2018.

Any applications commenced prior to 22 October 2018 must be completed and submitted to the Research Governance office by 5pm on Friday 9 November to facilitate migration of project details to ERM.

Frequently asked questions

Download a copy of frequently asked questions about the transition to ERM system for submitting research ethics and governance applications at Mater.


If you have further questions about the transition or require assistance with using the ERM system please contact:

  • James Palmer via email or phone 07 3163 2589 
  • Ruth Lee via email or phone 07 3163 8033