Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Indemnification and Insurance

Research at the WCHN

Indemnification and Insurance

All research projects hosted by SA Health institutions where the research is being conducted by  investigators in their capacity as SA Health employees are automatically covered by the SA Health Department of Health and Ageing’s insurance cover provided that the investigators are appropriately credentialed to perform the treatment/testing involved and that they maintain ethics and governance approvals for the study.  Students who are under the direct supervision of appropriately qualified SA Health staff are also covered by SA Health insurance.

SA Health insurance does not include cover for deliberate breaches of confidentiality, wilful misconduct, or the misuse of information, fraud or similar risks.

For non-SA Health personnel, or for investigators with multiple affiliations and conducting the study in their capacity as an non-SA Health employee, evidence of insurance from their affiliate organisation must be submitted to the RGO.

For commercially sponsored studies, the insurance certificate of the commercial sponsor as must be submitted to the RGO.  In addition, for all commercially sponsored clinical trials, the Medicines Australia Form of Indemnity for Clinical Trials - Standard must also be submitted to the RGO. The details of WCHN as 'the Indemnified Party' must be entered exactly as follows:

Women's and Children's Health Network Inc. [ABN 64 021 748 126] of 72 King William Road, North Adelaide, South Australia 5006

Information regarding this is available on the SSA Form and supporting documentation should be supplied with the SSA submission. 


Guidance documentation

The following guidance documents are available on the Link iconSA Health Research Governance web site:

It is recommended that researchers check these guidance documents before making an SSA submission as they may change over time.

last modified: 13 Feb 2020