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CRDO Core Workshops: Practical skills in research

2021 Update:

CRDO is currently running workshops in a hybrid format, with limited places available in person at the Melbourne Children's Campus. We will continue to also run workshops through Zoom for the foreseeable future. 

Workshop dates 

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) = Good Research Practice

Thursday 3rd June 2021 (9:00am - 1:00pm)

Thursday 19th August 2021 (9:00am - 1:00pm)

The Ethics Review Process

Monday 26th July 2021 (9:00am - 12:30pm)

Informed Consent Essentials

Additional 2021 dates to be confirmed



The workshops are free to all Melbourne Children's staff and students. Melbourne Children's includes anyone who is an employee/student of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, the University Of Melbourne Department Of Paediatrics, or The Royal Children's Hospital.

The cost of the workshops for external participants (i.e. those who are not affiliated with Melbourne Children's) is $350 per workshop. For external participants, an invoice will be raised and emailed directly to you upon receiving your registration form.

Online Courses

The free online GCP course conducted by the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (part of the National Institutes of Health in the US) is now TransCelerate-recognised. Please ensure you print out and save the certificate issued to those who complete the workshop for your files.
ARCS offers an online GCP refresher course which takes up to 60 minutes to complete. This is free for ARCS members, and otherwise costs $119. You must hold a TransCelerate recognised GCP certificate to enrol in this refresher. 
We strongly recommend that for your initial training you attend one of our CRDO workshops, which are also free to campus staff and students. 
The CRDO training is more practical, presents GCP in the Australian context and covers the NHMRC’s Australian requirements for safety monitoring and reporting requirements in clinical trials – and takes less time! NIDA’s on-line training is US-focused, and some information is incorrect or not applicable for Australian researchers.
You must familiarise yourself with Australian research-specific requirements, as well as national and state health and privacy requirements.


Phone: +61 3 9936 6439