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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 Research Education & Training


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:

  • online training modules across the whole research process
  • access to additional research skills resources

Online Courses

1. Research Governance Service (RGS) A Researcher's Guide

  • RGS1 - Overview and getting started with the RGS
  • RGS2 - Pre approval review of proposed research applications
  • RGS3 - Post approval monitoring of approved research
  • RGS4 - Handling complaints, analytics, publication and reports

2. 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

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

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. 

Clinical Trials and Research Governance Modules

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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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