A Governance Model Addressing the Challenges of Contemporary Research

Linda Downes, Rhonda Garad, Helena J. Teede, Robert J. Norman

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In this paper, we describe the robust governance structures and processes underpinning the development of the first International Evidence-Based Guideline for the Assessment and Management Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (2018). The guideline was an outcome of the Centre of Research Excellence for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and an example of a transformative, strategic research initiative to impact delivery model. The governance structure supported and delivered critical ethical and regulatory outcomes, including: broad and diverse representation across health professional and consumer groups and exceeded regulatory standards; adherence to rigorous knowledge creation processes; and compliance with the standards for guidelines set by the approval body, the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Well-articulated and appropriately implemented governance structures that meet the complex nature of contemporary research and translation activities are essential to enable distributed leadership and to deliver key outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-79
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Reproductive Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018


  • evidence-based guidelines
  • governance
  • polycystic ovary syndrome

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