​​​​The Research Office educational program is designed for researchers, coordinators, research nurses and support staff.  

In response to feedback from research staff across NSLHD, our program has been developed with the assistance of external experts in clinical research education and is available to staff across all NSLHD campuses/sites. 

The program aims to provide you with tools to conduct research and ensure that your research is compliant with relevant regulatory requirements. 

Whether you are managing your own investigator-led trials or collaborating in multi-centre trials, the program is designed to complement your existing knowledge. It will also support our efforts to meet the requirements of government initiatives, including the NHMRC's Clinical Trials Ready Initiative.

For Library Masterclasses and Nursing Education courses, please refer to the linked information on the NSLHD Intranet and contact the organisers directly if you require assistance or wish to register for a course.  ​

To make an appointment with the Kolling statistician, please ​click h​ere


Education Calendar 2019 - COMING SOON

Sessions offered in 2019 will include:

ICH-GCP training ​​​

This course provides investigators and other trial staff with an informal but intensive overview of the fundamentals of Good Clinical Practice. It introduces the internationally recognised version of this quality standard, ICH GCP, and clarifies the roles and responsibilities of key players. The course also aims to prepare researchers for the audit or inspection of their research projects; whether they are managing their own investigator-led trials or collaborating in multi-centre trials. Click here ​for more information.
Information specific to ICH-GCP sessions for clinicans can be found here

NHMRC Safety Reporting and Supplementary Guidelines: A Question and Answer Session
The session will summarise the key content of all four documents with particular focus on the Safety Monitoring and Reporting and Serious Breach Guidelines as these have raised a number of change management issues. The key aim of the session is to help delegates better understand how these guidelines should be operationalized at site and sponsor level. Click here for more information.

Consent and Ethical Considerations

Informed consent is at the heart of ethical research and this session explores processes and practices that can help ensure that valid, legal consent is achieved and maintained throughout the trial cycle. Click here for more information.


​Managing Essential Documents & Maximising Recruitment

One of the most common findings in investigator site inspections is lack of reliable, accurate and adequate documentation. This half day session, explores the importance of good documentation practice to ensure that the trial results are built on the foundation of credible and valid data.​ Click here for more information. ​


Library Masterclasses​

The NSLHD Libraries conduct training sessions to facilitate the embedding of research, education, training and innovation in the delivery of high quality health care. Contact the ​​Library​ to arrange a training session or in-service to suit your needs. Topics include Introduction to Library Services, CIAP, EndNote, CINAHL, Locating Full Text Articles or any other library resource. Length of session and venue are flexible. A huge range of courses is available - with more information on the Library Intranet page (please note that all enquiries for library classes should be directed to the library, rather than the Research Office)


Nursing Masterclasses

The Research & Practice Development Unit - Nursing & Midwifery Directorate runs courses throughout the year aimed at providing education and support for researchers. Courses include masterclasses in Excel, NVivo, Endnote, Word and Data Mining & Analysis. In addition, workshops aimed at exploring research questions and design, research methods, and operationalising your research are run as part of the Clinical Researcher Development Program. More information is available on the Nursing Research Intranet page. 


For more information, or to register your interest for any of the above courses (excluding Library Masterclasses and Nursing Educa​tion courses) please click h​ere. In your email, please ensure that you specify the following:

  1. ​The course for which you wish to register your interest 
  2. Your full name
  3. Your department and role​

​ ​For external courses, please refer to the information provided. ​