Education and research support
The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) Annual Research Day is aimed at providing staff with an opportunity to:
- Showcase their research and discuss outcomes for health care
- Develop skills in presenting research in a friendly and supportive environment
- Learn about new research and develop ideas for new research
- Network with other researchers in the Sunshine Coast Region
- Foster an environment of learning and mentoring.
Planning for the 2018 Research Day is under way, date to be confirmed in early 2018. Information on the 2017 Research Day can be sought from: SC-Research-Support@health.qld.gov.au.
The Research Governance and Development Unit provides general support to researchers to facilitate the development of their research projects through the following positions:
- Research Governance Officer
The Research Governance Officer is available to provide support and guidance on research approval requirements; and to assist with the development of research agreements and other regulatory requirements. Contact the Research Governance Officer on (07) 5202 2991 or SC-Research-Governance@health.qld.gov.au.
- Research Officer / Clinical Nurse Educator
Staff requiring support with the development and review of research protocols and methodology, grants submissions, ethics/governance applications and publications/presentations should contact the Research Officer on (07) 5202 2991 or the Clinical Nurse Educator on (07) 5202 3052 or SC-Research-Support@health.qld.gov.au.
- Statistician / Biostatistician
The SCHHS currently does not have a resident statistician. For support in this area, contact the Research Officer or collaborating research institutions.
Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
The SCHHS is a member of Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) which offers education and training to Hospital and Health Service employees in areas pertinent to clinical research including Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training. It is recommended that all staff who are involved in clinical trials and clinical research have completed an accredited GCP training course. If you wish to take advantage of this membership or to undertake a course, please contact SC-Clinicaltrials@health.qld.gov.au for more information.
International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Training in the handling and shipping of biological substances, Category B & Dry Ice is a mandatory requirement for Hospital and Health Service employees handling and shipping any biological substances for research. Training can be arranged through Pathology Queensland. Please contact Pathology_SDU@health.qld.gov.au for further information.
Access to software to assist in the analysis of results
Statistical programs (e.g. STATA, NVivo) are available within the SCHHS. Please contact SC-Research-Support@health.qld.gov.au for further information.