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
b) University of New South Wales
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)
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.
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.
For other support services please visit the research website: http://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/research/researchSupport.html