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  • The Research Governance and Development Unit provides general support to researchers to facilitate the development of their research projects. For assistance with the review of research protocols and methodology, grants submissions, ethics/governance applications and publications/presentations please contact the Research support team via email:

  • Please visit our policy and procedures page for important NHMRC publications about ensuring research is conducted responsibly, ethically and with integrity.

  • The Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) Library supports the research and information needs of all SCHHS staff and affiliated health professionals throughout the Sunshine Coast.

    Our reference staff are on hand to assist you by telephone, email, face-to-face or online via our Ask Us forms. We provide training in the use of citation databases, point-of-care tools, staying up to date with health literature, evidence-based practice skills and more.

  • SCHHS has entered into an agreement with the Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics (QFAB), based at the University of Queensland, for statistical support services to our researchers. Please visit the member clinics page to book a support appointment. Please refer to the Statistical services and support at SCHHS flyer  (PDF 391 kB) for more information.

    More information about the Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics (QFAB) can be found on their website.

  • 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 and 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.

Introduction to research in Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

A useful instructional video for those new to research, helping to answer your questions about undertaking a research project.

Last updated: 12 October 2021


Research Governance and Development Unit

Phone: 07 5202 2992

Level 1, Lakeside Building
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
6 Doherty Street, Birtinya, 4575

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