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.

Our education and training programs cover key ethical, governance, regulatory and safety requirements that maintain the rights, safety and wellbeing of study participants and ensure research is scientifically sound and justified.

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 Wednesdays from 1.00pm to 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, and ethics and scientific committee members
  • Cost: free

2017 program

  • 8 March 2017 - Ionising radiation safety requirements in Australian Clinical Research. Presented by Cameron Storm (Nuclear Physicist, Medical and Scientific Services Western Australia)
  • 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 - The role of an independent data safety monitoring committees in investigator initiated trials. Presented by Catherine May.
  • 5 July 2017 - Research budget planning and management and the implementation of an effective clinical trial agreement. Presented by Dino Cercarelli and Angela Baird.
  • 18 to 22 September 2017 - Research Week (final schedule to be announced)
  • 4 October 2017 - Research risk management strategies - SOPs, policies, internal monitoring and audits. Presented by Catherine May.
  • 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 - Insurance and indemnity requirements in clinical research. Presented by Annika Andrew (St John of God Health Care Legal Counsel).

Good Clinical Research Practice TransCelerate Training

This one-day, face to face intensive clinical research training program provides participants with the necessary risk management strategies to undertake their research roles safely and ethically in accordance with the ethical principles and applicable regulatory requirements that govern research.

Attendees receive a three year Transcelerate credentialed certificate in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) on completion.

  • Held: April and August
  • Available to: researchers and research support personnel, and ethics and scientific committee members
  • Cost: free to all St John of God Health Care researchers and University of Notre Dame Australia students; a fee is required for other participants.

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