Additional resources

The below content is referenced throughout numerous Research Education Program seminar recordings and handouts. Each item can also be independently viewed as a useful tool or information source for researchers and students.

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The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 (the 2018 Code) establishes a framework for responsible research conduct that provides a foundation for high-quality research, credibility and community trust in the research endeavour. 

Read more here National Health and Medical Research Council (NMHRC).

Acceptable GCP training is TransCelerate accredited.

CAHS Department of Research recommends the following two free options:

GEKO is the database used to register information relating to all quality improvement activities within CAHS. CAHS HealthPoint (WA Health only) contains lots of useful information such as answers to frequently asked questions, PCH GEKO registration information and downloadable fact sheets for both investigators and committee members.  

For more about GEKO, contact the Administrators listed on the GEKO page or email

The National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) (National Statement (2007), and as updated, consists of a series of guidelines made in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. 

This statement is referenced in our seminar, "Qualitative Research Method" with Dr Shirley McGough. Access the most recent recording of this seminar: here.

Publication Details

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) - Updated 2018 (pdf.640kb).

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia. 

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TEPHINET has created a free resource for those keen on learning "R".

Created by epidemiologists for epidemiologists, this open-source manual serves as a great introduction to R programming for field epidemiologists responding to public health emergencies. The handbook includes sample R code and tutorials addressing a wide range of data management and visualisation tasks with epidemiological examples, and is available in an offline version for use in settings with low internet connectivity.

The Research Education Program (REP) is pleased to introduce a series of "Research Skills Workshops" to help guide an interactive group through the finer details of such things as: preparing and submitting grant proposals, tips and hints for presenting your research and the intricacies around ethics and governance processes for clinical research in WA.

2023 Workshop Schedule

Workshop Topic Day Date  Time/Venue Registration link

Setting up Clinical Trials

Tuesday 14 March 2023 2.30pm - 4.00pm
TKI Seminar Room
PCH Level 5

Manuscript Writing

Tuesday 15 August 2023 1.00pm - 3.30pm
TKI Seminar Room
PCH Level 5
registrations will open in early 2023

Oral presentation of Research Results

Tuesday 5 September 2023 1.00pm - 3.30pm
TKI Seminar Room
PCH Level 5
registrations will open in early 2023
Navigating Research Ethics and Governance
in WA
21 November 2023 1.00pm - 3.30pm
TKI Seminar Room
PCH Level 5
registrations will open in early 2023

Workshop Synopses

  • WORKSHOP 1: Setting up Clinical Trials
    Clinical trials are the benchmark for testing interventions in healthcare.
    This workshop aims to provide practical advice to clinical researchers who want to gain insight on how to develop and complete their clinical trial on time and within budget.
    Come learn practical aspects of the steps involved in developing a clinical trial from the research idea to protocol development and execution.  
  • WORKSHOP 2: Manuscript Writing
    Journal publications are an integral part of dissemination of research findings. However, it can be overwhelming to convert several months of research into a succinct manuscript that will be loved by peer-reviewers and attract readers.
    This workshop is designed to give those who have completed their research projects, practical skills to transform their research data into publishable peer-reviewed literature.
  • WORKSHOP 3: Oral Presentation of Research Results
    Dissemination of research findings is integral in knowledge translation and clinical practice change. Oral presentations provide rapid dissemination of research findings to a target audience.
    We invite you to a practical session that will provide useful tips, practice sessions and personalised feedback to help deliver an adequate depth of your research findings to various research stakeholders. 
  • WORKSHOP 4: Navigating Research Ethics and Governance in WA
    If you are undertaking a research project or are thinking about becoming involved in research, understanding the review and approval requirements for your research project may appear intimidating.
    This workshop aims to help you understand the process of ethical and governance review for research approvals at CAHS - includes PCH, CACHS, CAHMS and Neonatology.

These workshops are presented in-person and attendance will follow hospital visitor guidelines. Places are capped at 40.

There are many free, open-access educational resources available to support and guide clinical researchers.

Useful Resources for Research Support

If you know of any additional useful websites please let us know.

Last Updated: 01/11/2022