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Education and research support

Research Symposium

The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) Annual Research Symposium is aimed at providing staff and Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) partners 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.

The 2018 SCHHS Research Symposium will be held on Thursday 15th November, 2018 at the Sunshine Coast Health Institute.  

Abstract submissions will be considered for an oral presentation or poster presentation. Submissions will be accepted from the 6th Aug to the 24th August 2018.

Research Support

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
  • 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
  • Statistician / Biostatistician
    The SCHHS currently does not have a resident statistician. For support in this area, contact the Research Officer or collaborating research institutions.

Research Training

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 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 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 for further information.

Last updated: 1 August 2018


Research Governance Unit:

Administration: (07) 5202 3005



Clinical trials:


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