Funding for this research was provided by:
National Health and Medical Research Council (1116640)
Received: 3 March 2020
Accepted: 29 October 2020
First Online: 16 December 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was jointly approved with a waiver of consent by the AIHW Ethics Committee (EO2018/2/451 “Stillbirths in Australia: An epidemiological study to identify and quantify stillbirth risk”) and Mater Research Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) (HREC/15/MHS/36). Bilateral approvals were received from the following jurisdictions: Australian Capital Territory (2019/LRE/00011), Aboriginal Health Council (04-19-825), Northern Territory (2019-3306), Queensland Department of Health (EO2018/2/451), South Australia (HREC/19/SAH/28), and New South Wales Ministry of Health (H20/12350).
: A waiver of consent is justified and has been approved under all HREC jurisdictions involved in this study. In Australia, only a HREC may grant waiver of consent for research using personal information in medical research or personal health information [CitationRef removed].