Research Ethics and Governance Office

Training and Support

Human Ethics Training: 

a) Macquarie University The Macquarie University Online Ethics Course is a free educational resource that examines the particular ethical issues raised by social science and humanities research. The training module is divided into 6 basic parts. You are able to start and stop reading at any point in the module, and you can close it and return to it later. After you have reviewed the entire module, there is a quiz that tests your comprehension of the material.

b) Wollongong University: offers basic knowledge of the historical and international contexts of contemporary human research ethics in Australia. This is designed for those with no prior involvement in human research ethics.

Animal Research Training:

The SLHD Animal Welfare Committee requires that all new researchers, students, graduates, and post-graduates with minimal animal research experience complete a formal animal research training course before experimentation using animals can commence. Please refer to the information below on courses offered at various institutions.

a) University of Sydney
Introduction to Animal Research (ITAR): The aim of the ITAR course is to provide an overview of the ethical context of animal use in research and teaching, relevant legislation, individual responsibilities of animal users, administrative requirements at the University, and an introduction to principles of best practice in animal research and teaching.
Animal Research: Welfare and Ethics (ITAR) course

b) University of New South Wales
Animal Care and Ethics course: This two day course provides an introduction to the ethical and scientific issues of using animals for scientific purposes as well as providing an introduction to animal handling and basic procedures in mice and rats. Other topics covered include the secure storage, handling and record keeping of therapeutic drugs as well as OHS risk management.
Animal Care and Ethics Training

Researcher Training

The Clinical Research Centre at Sydney Local Health District delivers a range of training programs for researchers involved in different stages of research from basic to advanced. Courses are delivered in a mix of online and face-to-face components, a list of training programs is available via the SLHD Research website. http://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/research/training.html 

Free Online - Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training (TransCelerate mutually recognised training)

--- https://gcp.nidatraining.org/
This link takes you to online training that is based on the updated (R2 revision) of the ICH GCP, you would have to invest about 6 hours to complete this training course.

This link offers GCP Training (1 hour) and is Transcelerate endorsed. People within SLHD have been able to use this certification for various trials and the process was free.
--- https://globalhealthtrainingcentre.tghn.org/elearning/short-cources/
It's free, all you do is register an account, and you can access an online training module with a short quiz at the end. It provides the new ICH E6 R2 Revision of GCP certificate, which sponsors and CRO are asking for. You would need about an hour to complete this course.   

Data Management and Statistical Support

Researchers of the Sydney Local Health District, through its Clinical Research Centre, can access the expertise of a Bio-statistician and Research Data Manager to assist with research data and analysis.

Researchers can book a time to meet through the following booking system: >>BOOK HERE

For other support services please visit the research websitehttp://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/research/researchSupport.html