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Melbourne Children's Education, Training and Resources

Overview of the research process - See the “Launching Pad”. This 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.

Research resources - See the CRDO home page and associated links.

Education and Training - Melbourne Children’s (RCH, MCRI & UoMP) provides a range of regular courses and seminars for education and training in research. These training opportunities are led by experts who provide key insights into becoming an effective researcher. Topics cover statistics, data management, ethical principles in research, scientific writing and software skills and many more. You can find the course that best suits you by clicking on the appropriate links below. 

Please note that each Melbourne Children’s partner will provide you with mandatory training. To find out more about mandatory training refer to your institutions guidelines and policies.  Murdoch Children's Research Institute also maintains a calendar which lists other one-off seminars and lectures - see the home page of the MCRI intranet for details. 

Quantitative Research Methods

Clinical Research- Skills and Practice

Click here to access further information on the below workshops.

  • The Ethics Review Process – what you need to know
  • Informed Consent Essentials
  • Good Clinical Practice = Good Research Practice
  • Budgeting for Research 
  • ​Safety oversight, monitoring & reporting
  • Monitoring clinical trials 

Stata short courses

Click here for more information on the courses below.

  • Stata I: Introduction to Stata
  • Stata II: Data Management and Analysis
  • Stata III: Advanced tips and tricks
  • Stata graphics

Off campus opportunities

Qualitative Research training and resources

Monash University conducts a short course "Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health". 

The University of Melbourne hosts a site with resources specifically for qualitative research.

The International Insitute for Qualitative Methodology (University of Alberta, Canada) sometimes conducts workshops in Melbourne on specific aspects. They also conduct webinars that are freely available. 

Career Development in Research

The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Research Office and The Melbourne School of Graduate Research conduct a number of career development programs including: Go8 Future Research Leaders(FRLP); Workshop for Early Career Researchers; Start of Career Researchers; Professional development & training workshops for Graduate Research Supervisors; and Supervisor Training.

Graduate Programs in Clinical Research

The University of Melbourne (School of Melbourne Custom Programs) has a number of graduate programs in clinical research including the Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience), Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research and Specialist Certificate in Biomedical Research Management.

Short Courses in Research Methods (Quantitative)

The General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre offers short courses in various aspects of research methodology and capacity for health professionals, students, academics and others. These courses are taught by highly experienced researchers from the Academic Centre, and provide the opportunity to gain valuable skills in research including recruitment, interviewing, analysis and dissemination that can be applied in a range of healthcare settings.

Basic Science Training

This training is available to and mandatory for University of Melbourne staff/students only. Speak to your HR representative about this.

How to list a course on this page

If you have a course that you would like include on this page please email