The Centre for the Advancement of Clinical Research (CACR) promotes innovative clinical research within the Metro North Health Service District. It assists current and future researchers in participating in research programs and to provide links between researchers and funding opportunities, including the RBWH Foundation. The CACR is complementary to, and liaises closely with, the foundation whose key role is to raise funds for research and manage any grants placed through the Foundation.
Queensland Health policy is to promote quality research which develops "excellence in clinical practice and health service management and leads to improved health outcomes in the community". In accordance with this policy, the CACR assists researchers in the preparation of applications for funding and ethical approval of research. Applications for research funding are facilitated by administrative staff familiar with the relevant legal, ethical, regulatory, scientific and financial requirements for research activity within the complex.
Ethical, regulatory and legal requirements for conducting research have recently become more complex. The CACR aims to provide relevant information to staff about research and to facilitate applications for research grants, fellowships and scholarships.
Our mission is to improve the health of Queenslanders through the support and encouragement of clinical researchers.
Our aims are:
The Centre for the Advancement of Clinical Research provides a variety of services to aid in the development of research within the RBWH and Metro North Health Service District:
The QIMR/RBWH Statistics Unit provides statistical advice to Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital affiliated scientists, clinicians and investigators on aspects of problem formulation, study design, sample size, statistical analysis and interpretation of data arising from clinical research projects and clinical trials.
The QIMR/RBWH Statistics Unit assists QIMR and RBWH researchers, clinicians and postgraduate students at different stages of the research process; from planning (such as sample size calculations and study design), data collection, use of statistical software (such as SAS and SPSS), statistical analysis, and interpretation of results.
The Statistics Unit also aims to improve the collective statistical and software knowledge of the organisations, through advice, tutoring, and training. For this reason, the statisticians may prefer to run through at least part of the analysis with you or encourage you to do the preliminary analyses.
The resources of the Statistics Unit are available to QIMR and RBWH scientists, clinicians, investigators, post-graduate research students, and those with a formal affiliation with either QIMR or RBWH.
|Centre for the Advancement of Clinical Research
Teaching and Research Centre
Ned Hanlon Building
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Metro North Health Service District
|Telephone: (07) 3646 2353
(with the subject "CACR")
QIMR/RBWH Statistics Unit
Telephone: (07) 3845 3562