Getting Started in Clinical Research for New Investigators

Event details

Course Title: Getting Started in Research for New Investigators.  This course is only open to Melbourne Children's employees

20 March 2018
12 September 2018
Time: 9.00am -  5.00pm
Room 1.053
Health Education & Learning Precinct (HELP)
Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
Level 1 West Building
Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road

Duration: 1 full day
Fee: $135.00 (Melbourne Children's employees only)

Course Details

An introduction to designing a clinical study, including development of the research question and appropriate study design with an emphasis on concepts such as sources of errors, randomisation, blinding, and practical issues, such as data collection and questionnaire design.  Topics covered in the course include:

  • Developing the research question
  • Research design - intervention and observation
  • Protocol development
  • Ethical approval; consent principles and practice
  • Good clinical research practice
  • Analysis planning

Materials supplied: Full set of course notes 

Participants to supply: N/A
Refreshments: morning and afternoon tea provided


The process for registering for CEBU courses is changing from 2018.  Registration will now be via Trybooking whether you are paying via cost centre transfer, invoice or credit card. Please note there is an additional Trybooking fee of 30 cents per registration which will be applied when you register online. 

Internal participants
Please contact Marian Chandler via email prior to accessing Trybooking if you want to organise a cost centre transfer or invoice.  Marian will provide you with a unique promotional code which will allow you to proceed to the checkout without entering payment details. The cost centre transfer process remains the same whereby you should advise your admin/finance person to arrange the transfer of funds from your cost centre to CEBU 68092 and CC Marian into the correspondence so that payment can be confirmed. 
Payment by credit card: Proceed directly to Trybooking and follow the prompts to register.

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Cancellation of registration: No refund of payment will be paid for cancellations or swapping of course dates unless received 7 calendar days prior to the course start date.


Marian Chandler
Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit (CEBU)
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
T: 9936 6049