Research Governance and 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 the Board of Directors and its sub-committee; the Research Committee.

The Committee’s role is 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 by the Research Committee, prior to commencement. Here are the steps to follow:

2022 dates for Research Committee


Meeting date Submission deadline
2 February 19 January
20 April 6 April
1 June 18 May
3 August 20 July
5 October 21 September
30 November 16 November

All governance applications and accompanying documents must be received by 5pm on the following submission deadline dates.


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.