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COVID-19 Alert: We are currently at GREEN traffic light level - there is no restriction for coming to hospital to receive healthcare. Visitors are currently welcome at Metro South Health facilities, and are asked to help keep patients safe by maintaining physical distancing where possible and practising hand hygiene. See visitor restrictions and the latest Queensland Government information. [18 January 2023].


Metro South Health offers a range of research education, training and information sessions.

Research orientation and induction

Metro South Health Orientation - research module

*Included as part of the Metro South Health Orientation - available on MSHLearn

Metro South Research Induction

  • Metro South Research Induction
    • Part A
      • Research at Metro South Health
      • Research background, processes and methodologies
    • Part B
      • Metro South Research Office
      • Research Integrity

Available on MSHLearn.

Research foundations

Overview and preparation

Getting started with research series 

The Getting Started with Research Series has been developed by Bayside Health Services Research. For more information please see Guide to Research at Bayside Health Services (internal link). 

Nursing Research Support Service Videos

The above resources have been developed by the Nursing Research Support Service. For more information please see the QEII Nursing Research Support Service (intranet page). 

The Global Health Training Centre

Research administration (ethics and site specific assessment)

Metro South Research Ethics and Governance Information Sessions

Ethical Review Manager (ERM) Training

PowerTrials Training

Library research support and training

Metro South Health Libraries supports medical, allied health and nursing staff who are undertaking work related research activities. The Princess Alexandra Hospital Library offers Literature Searching and Endnote training.

Metro South Biostatistics

Metro South Biostatistics Service

Metro South Biostatistics Service offers a range of one-on-one services to Metro South Health clinicians and researchers on a range of topics including:

  • longitudinal data analysis
  • survival analysis
  • analysing categorical outcome variables
  • tests for multiple measurement variables
  • statistical inference - tests for categorical and continuous variables
  • descriptive statistics and presentation of data
  • sample size and power calculations
  • designing studies and surveys

The resident biostatistics team is available for consultations every weekday and can provide advice on:

  • experimental design
  • data mining
  • data presentation
  • statistical analysis
  • data integration

The provider for this service is QCIF Bioinformatics (formerly QFAB). Request an appointment via the MSHHS Biostatistics Support booking form or email an enquiry to

When sharing data with the biostatistics service please share only encrypted data (especially when working remotely). Please see Queensland Health Passwords and encryptions for more information.

Metro South Biostatistics Education

The Metro South Biostatistics Service delivers a number of workshops and seminars for Metro South employees each year. 

2022 course dates
  • Biostats for Grants Workshop: online via MS Teams, 27 April 2022, 10-11am.
  • Biostats Seminar Series: Eight topics over four 2 hour sessions on Wednesday 18 May, Friday 20 May, Monday 23 May and Wednesday 25 May, in-person only, 9am TRI room 2003.
  • Online Seminar Series topics: via MS Teams 18,19, 25, 26 October 2022, 12.30-1.30pm
  • SPSS Workshop: Two full days, in-person only, 12 and 19 August 2022.
  • Linear Regression with SPSS: in-person only, 28 November 2022

 See Metro South Research Events for other workshop opportunities.

The Metro South Biostats Service and annual seminars and workshops are funded by the Metro South Health Study, Education and Research Trust Account (SERTA).

Continuing research education

Research Capability and Excellence Framework


Metro South Research - Research Integrity

    Research integrity - University

    Conflicts of interest 

    Quality and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

    GCP Certification

    GCP Training - Online

    GCP Training - Facilitator Led/Face-to-Face

    Data and privacy


    Finance and business management

    Site Fee Schedule 

    • Site Fee Schedule tool has been developed through the Metro South Research Finance and Performance project in consultation with research coordinators at MSH and other HHSs. The Site Fee Schedule aims to assist researchers in developing robust budgets for their studies with the aim of keeping a consistent approach and ensuring services are appropriately budgeted for.
    • This tool includes:
      • Over 80 line items with recommended minimum fees
      • Justification wording for each line item
      • Suggested contract wording
      • Ability to highlight department specialty
      • Special features for clinical trials
    • To be able to access the Site Fee Schedule tool, you will need to attend mandatory training.
    • Please contact Cindy Hall ( to register and/or express your interest. Future training dates will be communicated via the Metro South Research newsletter and on this page.

    Impact and translation


    Clinical trials education

    Last updated 30 January 2023
    Last reviewed 28 April 2021