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" this year 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.

2022 Workshop Schedule

Workshop Topic Day Date  Time/Venue Registration link
Navigating Research Ethics and Governance Workshop Tuesday 16 August 10am-12.00pm PCH Friday 18 November 2022 12.30-1.45pm
PCH Auditorium
PCH Level 5

Workshop Synopsis

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 is to help you understand the process of ethical and governance review for research approvals at CAHS, which includes Perth Children’s Hospital, Community Health, Mental Health and Neonatology.

The Ethics and Governance team will provide an overview of the review processes at CAHS and explain the most common issues that cause delays or queries in relation to research submissions.We welcome your feedback and interaction throughout the workshop as we discuss issues that are relevant to you and your project.

The session allows you to meet the ethics and governance team at CAHS and ask questions in an open and supportive environment to help you understand and navigate the process.

We invite experienced and inexperienced researchers and their support teams to attend if you would like to know more about the review and approval process at CAHS or refresh your knowledge.

If you have specific questions now that you would like to make sure  are covered during the workshop  please send them through to

Registrations are now open. For more information follow our Eventbrite page or register for our mailing list.

Please note the new date for this workshop - we are combining this workshop with our "Ethics and Governance Seminar" which is scheduled on 18 November 2022. All ticketholders with the previous date have been changed automatically.

Who can attend

These workshops are presented in-person and attendance will follow hospital visitor guidelines. Online attendance will also be made available via MS Teams for external participants.

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: 08/07/2022