Education and training

Education and training

Australia has comprehensive guidelines and laws governing human research studies. We offer clinical research and ethics education and training to support researchers to meet these requirements.

By complying with these standards, researchers can ensure the rights, safety and wellbeing of participants won’t be compromised by their involvement in the study.

We offer the below education and training programs.

Research and Ethics Education Program

The hour-long session covers current research topics which could have implications for a study where ethics and or safety could be compromised. Corrective and preventative strategies are discussed, enabling researchers to address and resolve potential issues in a timely and safe manner. 

  • Held: monthly on a Wednesday between 1.00pm and 2.00pm
  • Location: Level 3 Conference Centre Auditorium, St John of God Subiaco Hospital, 12 Salvado Road, Subiaco
  • Available to: researchers and research support personnel
  • Cost: free

2017 program

  • 5 April 2017 - Transcelerate Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and ethics training day.. Presented by Gorette De Jesus Garces, Catherine May and Dino Cercarelli.
  • 10 May 2017 - Translating medical research into the clinic - the SPARK method. Presented by Associate Professor Peter Santa Maria (Ear Science Insitute).
  • 7 June 2017 - Independent data safety monitoring committees in clinical research trails . Presented by Catherine May.
  • 5 July 2017 - Insurance and indemnity requirements in research. Presented by Annika Andrew (St John of God Health Care Legal Counsel).
  • 6 September 2017 - Biostatistical considerations when planning your research study. Presented by Dr Paola Chivers (University of Notre Dame)
  • 4 October 2017 - Research budget planning and management. Presented by Dino Cercarelli.
  • 8 November 2017 - Cardiorespiratory and oncologic complications of scleroderma: lessons from the Australian Scleroderma Registry; and Clinical trial registeries - fundamentals, outcome measures and research initiatives. Presented by Professor Eli Gabbay and Gorette De Jesus Garces.
  • 6 December 2017 - Research risk management strategies - SOPs, policies, internal monitoring and audits. Presented by Catherine May.

Good Clinical Research Practice TransCelerate Training

This one-day intensive course provides participants with a three-year international TransCelerate credentialing certification in Good Clinical Research Practice (GCP).

It will educate participants on all aspects of GCP guidelines. These guidelines are internationally endorsed for providing benchmarks in quality clinical research. The session will examine how to collect high quality, credible data that answers scientific questions and contributes to improved healthcare, while protecting the rights, safety and well-being of research study participants.

  • Held: April and October
  • Available to: researchers and research support personnel
  • Cost: free to all St John of God Health Care researchers and students of The University of Notre Dame Australia; there’s a fee for other participants.

For more information

Please contact Catherine May at St John of God Health Care Ethics Office.

Tel: 9382 6213