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CRDO Core Workshops: Practical skills in research


CRDO will continue to run workshops as scheduled online through Zoom. This means that:  

  • Enrolment is open
  • Everyone currently signed up to a workshop are still enrolled
  • Those who the Zoom meeting will receive certification, as usual

If you have any questions or need help to set up Zoom please email

Workshop dates 

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) =     | Tuesday 4 August 2020 (9:00am-1:00pm)

Good Clinical Research                  | Monday 5 October 2020 (9:00am-1:00pm)

                                                              | Wednesday 9 December 2020 (9:00am-1:00pm)

The Ethics Review Process           | Tuesday 10th November 2020 (9:00am - 12:30pm)   

Informed Consent Essentials       | Tuesday 27 October 2020 (9.00am – 12.30pm)


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.

NIDA Clinical Trials Network On-Line Course

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. A certificate is issued to those who complete the workshop – print this out for your files. Go to

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 8341 6478