Clinical Research Development Office

Girls drawing a rocket on a blackboardThe Clinical Research Development Office offers training to excel within the regulatory framework in which to conduct your research as well as enhancing your day-today running of research projects.

The Clinical Research Development Office (CRDO) facilitates and increases capacity for clinical and public health research across the Melbourne Children's campus. 

The education and training provided by CRDO encompasses many aspects of the regulatory framework under which research must be conducted. CRDO also provides specific training on the day-to-day running of research projects.

There are numerous initiatives CRDO has implemented to equip new and current researchers with the resources and tools they require to conduct high quality research from the start of their project to the end.

Resources for researchers 

CRDO Workshops: Clinical research, skills and practice workshops

Workshops targeted at new and experienced researchers working in, or wishing to enter the clinical and public health research field. The training is beneficial for Study Coordinators, Research Assistants, Principal Investigators and students.

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Resources for researchers – Launching Pad

For research resources and an overview of the research process, the Launching Pad will guide you through each of the major stages of a research project, and connect you to the key supporting departments across the Melbourne Children's campus.

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Florence eBinders

Find helpful resources and request access to use Florence eBinders, a cloud-based filing platform purpose-built for clinical trials. The platform offer full 21 CFR Part 11 and GDPR compliance and tools such as digital signatures, redaction tools, placeholder reporting, and much more.

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Research Coordinator Forum

The Research Coordinator Forum is only available for staff members of Murdoch Children's Research Institute can find related information on the  MCRI Intranet .
The fora is designed for research coordinators, research nurses, research assistants and research managers involved in the coordination and day to day running of clinical and public health research.

Clinical Trials Forum

Clinical Trial Forums are only available for staff members of Murdoch Children's Research Institute can find related information on the MCRI Intranet.

Held monthly on a Thursday, the forum is an informal discussion which gives researchers a chance to consult a range of experienced trialists, and for MCRI staff to understand other campus research projects.



The CRDO Newsletter details upcoming events, links to recordings, and new resources provided by CRDO. 

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CRDO is funded by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. It works in close collaboration with the  Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU) and  Research, Ethics and Governance (REG). CRDO sits within the  Melbourne Children's Trial Centre.

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CRDO is here for you. We tailor our education and training to the needs of Melbourne Children's and its staff based on local, State, National and International requirements for best practice in clinical research, regulatory requirements (clinical trials), and in response to audit findings, and risk assessments and researcher feedback.

Please contact us with any suggested training sessions/guidelines or procedures that would assist you with conducting your research. 

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Melbourne Children's Trial Centre (MCTC)
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Level 4 South Building
Flemington Road
Parkville Victoria 3052

Our team

Professor Andrew Davidson Professor Andrew Davidson

Available for Student Supervision

Kate Scarff

Lead: Clinical Research Development Office
Phone: 03 9936 6328

Natalie Rose

Clinical Research Development Officer
03 9936 6325

Stephanie Firth

Clinical Research Development Administration
03 9936 6439