CRDO Workshops

What we offer

Click here for the 2016 brochure listing all CRDO and CEBU workshops.

1. CORE WORKSHOPS - CRDO: Practical skills in clinical research 

The 5 CRDO interactive workshops provide a practical introduction to clinical research. They are principle-based and run for approximately 3.5 hours (note that the Good Clinical Practice workshop runs for 4 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 clinical trial sponsors. This means that most pharmaceutical industry sponsors should accept the CRDO training course, and not require that you undertake company specific training. Most HRECs now also require researchers to have TransCelerate-recognised GCP certification.  If you are not taking the series of 5 introductory CRDO workshops, please enrol in a standalone GCP workshop.

Additional TransCelerate-recognised options are available free of charge only to Melbourne Children’s staff and students (RCH, MCRI, UoMP). These on-line courses (listed below) are conducted via CITI Program. Contact CRDO at for registration instructions:

  • 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) 

REGISTER NOW for 2016 core workshops

REGISTER NOW for 2016 standalone workshops
The final standalone workshop for 2016 is now FULL - please enrol in the 27th Oct GCP workshop or email to register your interest for the next workshop in Feb 2017 (date tbc)


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. Register below for current workshops. 

REGISTER NOW - Budgeting for research

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. 


Check back here regularly to see what's coming up. 


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