BDHP developed a new and innovative umbrella research agreement which was endorsed on 7 December 2016. The BDHP Research Passport aims to streamline current approval processes for researchers within the BDHP partnership by providing one operating schedule for each project before it is started.
The Passport extends the efficiency gains of the Medicines Australia contract template for clinical trials to all clinical research collaboration projects. It will reduce the number of legal reviews required for almost all clinical collaborative research.
The concept of providing one operating schedule with agreed legal terms and schedule items allows all participating researchers and research organisations to utilise one combined legal agreement that protects, determines direction and provides guidelines for all involved whilst reducing costs and enhancing efficiencies.