What we offer
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2018 Workshops will be announced later this year
1. CORE WORKSHOPS: Practical skills in clinical research
2. STAND-ALONE GCP
Please note: The first workshop for 2018 has been confirmed and you're welcome to enrol! More dates for 2018 will be released shortly.
Alternative TransCelerate-recognised options are available free of charge only to Melbourne Children’s staff and students (RCH, MCRI, UoMP) in the form of on-line courses. These on-line courses are conducted via the CITI Program and include:
- On-line GCP basic certification
- On-line GCP refresher certification (for those who have completed the CRDO Good Clinical Practice or another Transcelerate-recognised GCP course.
3. SPECIALISED WORKSHOPS
These workshops are available to campus staff and students only (RCH, MCRI, UoM Dept Paeds)
Budgeting for research
Introduction to clinical research for new investigators (CEBU/CRDO)
Keep in mind that The Murdoch Children's 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.
What to expect from the CRDO CORE WORKSHOPS
Conducting research in accordance with all the rules and regulations that govern research in Australia can be daunting. This workshop will review the national guidelines and legislation that govern the way we conduct research, including the NHMRC National Statement, the NHMRC Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, as well as the Privacy and Health Records Act. Through activities, you will learn why it's essential that 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 HRECs and Research Governance Offices require from you, when it's required and why.This session will also demystify the National Ethics Application Form (NEAF) and Victorian Specific Module (VSM).
Obtaining valid consent is a vital, active and ongoing 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 on the role of communication in the consent process.
To conduct high quality research, Australian researchers need to be compliant with national regulations governing research in Australia. In addition to the regualtions reviewed in the first workshop, Australian researchers are increasingly required to comply with international Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines in the form adopted by Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). This TransCelerate-recognised, 4-hour GCP workshop will provide an understanding of the key principles and requirements. Working in small groups, participants will learn how to identify principles in common research scenarios.
TransCelerate-recognised GCP certification is mandatory for all staff working on industry sponsored trials and, at most institutions, for principal investigators working on investigator-initiated or collaborative trials. This workshop is also provided as a stand-alone workshop for those not wanting or needing to enrol in the series of core workshops.
This session will explore the tools you will need to run a research project from set up and day-to-day management through to close out and archiving.