Additional resources

Australian Research Guideline

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 (the 2018 Code) establishes a framework for responsible research conduct that provides a foundation for high-quality research, credibility and community trust in the research endeavour. 

Read more here National Health and Medical Research Council (NMHRC).


GEKO (Governance Evidence Knowledge Outcomes)

GEKO is the database used to register information relating to all quality improvement activities within CAHS. CAHS HealthPoint (WA Health only) contains lots of useful information such as answers to frequently asked questions, PCH GEKO registration information and downloadable fact sheets for both investigators and committee members.  

For more about GEKO, contact the Administrators listed on the GEKO page or email


Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training

Acceptable GCP training is TransCelerate accredited, see:

CAHS Department of Research recommends the following two free options:

  1. Global Health Trials (approximately 45-60 minutes)
  2. Research Education & Training Program (RETP) - WA Health Translation Network (WAHTN) (approximately 5 hours)

Research Articles

"Embedding clinical audit into everyday practice: Essential methodology for all clinicians" (WA Health staff only)

Published in the Journal of Paediatrics an Child Health, this article covers basic clinical audit methods, discusses key facilitators for embedding audit into every day practice, and references additional resources to guide clinicians wanting to take up the challenge of regularly and efficiently undertaking audits. 


    R Handbook

    TEPHINET has created a free resource for those keen on learning "R".

    Created by epidemiologists for epidemiologists, this open-source manual serves as a great introduction to R programming for field epidemiologists responding to public health emergencies. The handbook includes sample R code and tutorials addressing a wide range of data management and visualisation tasks with epidemiological examples, and is available in an offline version for use in settings with low internet connectivity.


    Last Updated: 30/07/2021