The RGS Newsletter provides up to date information on current research ethics and governance processes and RGS enhancements.
The Department of Health has provided a series of presentations to assist WA researchers to develop research budgets and complete the Research Budget Template and the RGS Budget Form.
The Department of Health has provided a series of presentations on WA Health's participation in the NMA scheme, with information on how to submit an ethics application to either a WA Health or non-WA Health NMA Lead HREC. The slides are available below:
The Department of Health and the WA Health Translation Network (WAHTN) have developed the Research Education and Training Program (RETP).
The RETP provides free online research education for staff and students to partner organisations of the WAHTN. The topics and content are developed by the RETP team in collaboration with a range of content experts to ensure that the training provided is practical, concise and suitable for all researchers from any background and level of experience. All module completion contributes towards continuing professional development hours (CPD).
The Program provides:
1. Research Governance Service (RGS) A Researcher's Guide
2. Good Clinical Practice Version 3 (2hrs per module):
3. Identifying Grant Opportunities (2hrs)
4. A Practical Guide to Critical Appraisal of Scientific Papers (2 hrs)
5. Literature Searching and Management (1.5hrs)
6. An Introduction to Health Research (1-2 hrs)
7. Health Economics: Application to Research (3hrs)
8. The Essentials of Writing a Research Protocol (2hrs)
9. An Introduction to Immersive Technologies in Healthcare (1 hr)
10. Research with People who Experience Mental Health Illnesses
11. Improving Aboriginal Children's Lung Health (1 hr)
The CAHS Research Education Program offers a number of open access resources including:
The Research Skills Seminar Series is suitable for clinicians and students of any health background. It covers over 20 different topics across the research process and has recorded seminars and comprehensive handouts with additional resources. Register to attend in person or link in on the day via your own device or centre, or access the recorded sessions on the website.
The Clinical Audit Handbook is a comprehensive open access resource suitable for clinicians and students of any health background assist the undertaking of clinical audits and surveys.
Workshops covering a broad range of research skills are available for CAHS and Telethon Kids Institute staff across areas such as REDCap, research idea development, and ethics and governance issues.
Click here to find out more.
Australian Clinical Trials
The Australian Clinical Trials website hosts 4 modules which provide an introduction to the clinical trials environment, clinical research ethics and ethical review and research governance processes.
Access the eLearning modules (external site).
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