Additional resources

The below content is referenced throughout numerous Research Education Program seminar recordings and handouts. Each item can also be independently viewed as a useful tool or information source for researchers and students.

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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).

Acceptable GCP training is TransCelerate accredited.

CAHS Department of Research recommends the following three free options:

Watch our CAHS REP seminar and workshop recordings:

Register for our upcoming seminars (in-person and online):

  • Ethics Processes for Clinical Research in WA (registrations to open closer to the date), presented by Dr Natalie Giles, Manager Research Ethics and Governance, CAHS - 15 November 2024, 12.30 - 1.30pm 

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

The National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (updated 2023) consists of a series of guidelines made in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. 

This statement is referenced in our seminar, "Introduction to Good Clinical Practice" by Alexandra Robertson, Directore of Research Operations CAHS. Access the most recent recording of this seminar: here.

Publication Details

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2023)

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia. 

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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.

The Research Education Program (REP) is pleased to introduce a series of "Research Skills Workshops" to help guide an interactive group through the finer details of such things as: preparing and submitting grant proposals, tips and hints for presenting your research and the intricacies around ethics and governance processes for clinical research in WA.

2024 Workshop Schedule

These workshops are presented in-person and attendance will follow hospital visitor guidelines. Places are capped at 40. 

Workshop Topic Day Date Time Venue   Presenter/s Registration link
Navigating Research Ethics and Governance
in WA
1 May 2024 1.30pm
- 3.30pm
TKI Seminar Room
PCH Level 5 (west)
Medya Ahmadian and Samantha Crawford, CAHS Research Governance Coordinators Watch the recording

Setting Up Clinical Trials

 Monday 20 May 2024 12.00 noon
- 2.00pm
TKI Manda
PCH Level 6
 Dr Charlie McLeod, Telethon Kids Institute Watch the recording
Manuscript Writing
 Tuesday 11 June 2024 2.00pm
- 4.00pm
TKI Seminar Room
PCH Level 5 (west)
 Dr Kenneth Lee, University of Western Australia Register
Oral Presentation of Research Results 
 Tuesday 13 August 2024 2.00pm
- 4.00pm
TKI Seminar Room
PCH Level 5 (west)
 Dr Giulia Peacock, CAHS Research Fellow 2024 Register

2023 Recorded Workshops

 Workshop 1 - Setting up Clinical Trials heading

Watch the recording
from 14th March 2023


WORKSHOP 1 RECORDING - Setting up Clinical Trials

Presented by: Prof Peter Richmond, UWA/CAHS

Clinical trials are the benchmark for testing interventions in healthcare. This workshop aims to provide practical advice to clinical researchers who want to gain insight on how to develop and complete their clinical trial on time and within budget. Learn practical aspects of the steps involved in developing a clinical trial from the research idea to protocol development and execution.  


Participants of the Setting up Clinical Trials Workshop with presenter A/Prof Peter Richmond 

Research Skills Workshop 2 - Manuscript Writing. Presented by Dr Kenneth Lee, UWA on 1 August 2023

Watch the recording
from 15th August 2023

WORKSHOP 2 RECORDING: Manuscript Writing

Presented by: Dr Kenneth Lee, UWA

Journal publications are an integral part of dissemination of research findings. However, it can be overwhelming to convert several months of research into a succinct manuscript that will be loved by peer-reviewers and attract readers.

This workshop is designed to give those who have completed their research projects, practical skills to transform their research data into publishable peer-reviewed literature.

 Attendees of Workshop 2 - Manuscript Writing


Workshop 3 Oral Presentation of Research Results recorded on Tuesday 17th October 2023

Watch the recording
from 17 October 2023


WORKSHOP 3 RECORDING: Oral Presentation of Research Results
Presented by: Dr Jane Mugure Githae, CAHS 2023 REP Research Fellow

Dissemination of research findings is integral in knowledge translation and clinical practice change. Oral presentations provide rapid dissemination of research findings to a target audience.

We invite you to a practical session that will provide useful tips, practice sessions and personalised feedback to help deliver an adequate depth of your research findings to various research stakeholders. 


 Workshop Navigating Research Ethics and Governance in WA recorded on Tuesday 21st November 2023

Watch the recording
from 21 November 2023


WORKSHOP 4 RECORDING: Navigating Research Ethics and Governance in WA

Presented by: Dr Natalie Giles, Manager - Research Ethics and Governance, CAHS

If you are undertaking a research project or are thinking about becoming involved in research, understanding the review and approval requirements for your research project may appear intimidating. This workshop aims to help you understand the process of ethical and governance review for research approvals at CAHS - includes PCH, CACHS, CAHMS and Neonatology.

Attendees of the final Research Skills Workshop - Navigating Research Ethics and Governance in WA 

There are many free, open-access educational resources available to support and guide clinical researchers.

Useful Resources for Research Support

If you know of any additional useful websites please let us know.

Last Updated: 30/05/2024