What we offer
1. CORE WORKSHOPS - CRDO: Practical skills in clinical research
The CRDO workshops are principle-based and run for approximately 3.5 hours. The content is targeted at those working in, or wishing to enter the clinical and public health research field. Those with experience in research as well those new to research will benefit from the workshops. The training is applicable to Study Coordinators, Research Assistants, Principal Investigators and Students.
The CRDO Good Clinical Practice (GCP) workshop meets the Minimum Criteria for ICH GCP Investigator Site Personnel Training identified by TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc. as necessary for mutual recognition of GCP training among trial sponsors. This means that most pharmaceutical industry sponsors should accept the CRDO training course, and not require that you undertake company specific training.
For those who have completed the CRDO Good Clinical Practice (GCP) workshop, and would like a refresher, you are eligible to undertake the ARCS GCP online refresher course.
The GCP workshop forms part of the series of CRDO workshops - if you are not taking the series please enrol in the 4hr standalone GCP workshop.
2. SPECIALISED WORKSHOPS
Open only to campus staff and students (RCH, MCRI, UoM Dept Paeds)
CRDO collaborates with Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU) and the Melbourne Children’s Trial Centre (MCTC) as well as other Campus groups to conduct specialised workshops and conferences throughout the year. Coming up we have workshops on Budgeting for Clinical Research and Trials and Undertaking Qualitative Research. Soon we will advertise a one-day introductory course in clinical research for investigators and clinicians. Registrations for the budget workshops and qualitative workshops via the link below:
Keep in mind that The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) Human Resources team run a number of workshops for all MCRI staff on soft skills such as influencing, negotiating and how to have difficult conversations. These workshops are also useful for those working in research. MCRI staff can find out more via the intranet here.
3. EXTERNAL CONFERENCES
Check back here regularly to see what's coming up.
MORE INFORMATION ON CURRENT CORE WORKSHOPS
The current CRDO syllabus contains the following workshops:
Conducting research in accordance with all the rules and regulations that govern research in Australia can be daunting. This workshop will detail each of the National Guidelines and Legislation that govern the way we conduct research. Through activities, you will learn why it's essential your research project meets these requirements and how to imbed the principles into your project.
From a new project application through to submission of the final report and everything in between; discover what the HREC requires from you, when it's required and why.
This session will also demystify the complicated National Ethics Application Form (NEAF) and Victorian Specific Module (VSM).
Obtaining valid consent is a vital, active and on-going process in research. In this workshop you will learn why informed consent is required, what it is and how to obtain it. This workshop will focus on how to write high quality Participant Information and Consent Forms (PICFs) and the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication in the consent process.
Researchers need to be compliant with the International Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines in order to conduct high quality research. This workshop will provide an understanding of the key principles and requirements for research. Working in small groups, participants will learn how to identify GCP principles in common research scenarios.
GCP training is mandatory for all staff working on industry sponsored trials.
This session will explore the tools you will need to run a research project from project set up and day-to-day management through to close out and archiving. This includes stakeholder management, knowledge translation and data management