Research Governance & Ethics

Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) promotes excellence and integrity in research, with a strong focus on accountability, responsibility, honesty and transparency.
Research at CPA is supported by a governance structure comprising key experts from the research team, therapy services, legal, finance and risk.

The structure is in place to:

  • Ensure that research undertaken and supported by CPA is a good fit with our overall research priorities and mission;
  • Assess whether CPA has suitable resources, facilities and risk management strategies in place to support specific research proposals;
  • Ensure that research projects comply with appropriate ethical, scientific, regulatory and professional standards.

All research studies supported and/or advertised by CPA require authorisation, prior to commencement. Here are the steps to follow:

Contact us

If you would like more information about our research governance authorisation process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by email or phone: 02 9975 8000.



Complaints or feedback regarding research governance at CPA will be handled promptly and sensitively.  These complaints should be directed by email or online.