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Research Education


RGS Newsletter

​The RGS Newsletter provides up to date information on current research ethics and governance processes and RGS enhancements.

RGS Training Presentations

Research Budget Information

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.

National Mutual Acceptance (NMA) Scheme

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:

WAHTN & PMH Research Education & Training


The Department of Health and the WA Health Translation Network (WAHTN) have developed the Research Education and Training Program.

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:

Online Courses

1. Good Clinical Practice Version 3 (2hrs per module):

  • Module 1 - GCP Origins and Principles
  • Module 2 - Researchers Responsibilities and Essential Documents
  • Module 3 – Informed Consent
  • Module 4 – Safety Reporting
  • Module 5 - Source Data and Data Management

2. Identifying Grant Opportunities (2hrs)

3. A Practical Guide to Critical Appraisal of Scientific Papers (2 hrs)

4. Literature Searching​ and Management (1.5hrs)

5. An Introduction to Health Research (1-2 hrs)

6. Health Economics: Application to Research (3hrs)

7. The Essentials of Writing a Research Protocol (2hrs)

8. An Introduction to Immersive Technologies in Healthcare (1 hr)

RETP Education Link



The PMH Research Skills Seminar Series (RSSS) is part of the Research Education Program, Dept. of Child Health Research, Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), WA Department of Health. Seminars are hosted by WA Department of Health. Click here for the full 2018 Schedule.

Clinical Trials and Research Governance Modules

Logo: Click here to visit Australian Government – Australian Clincial TrialsAustralian 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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