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


Research Education Calendar

2024

February

Date and time

Topic

Target group

Registration

Date: 22 Feb 2024

Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Research foundation - Design and process

  • Introduction to Research Facilitators
  • Writing a research protocol (various templates)
  • Analysing qualitative and quantitative research data
  • Questionnaire/survey design for research
Novice researchers

Closed - 

video recording

 

March

Date and time

Topic

Target group

Registration

Date: 21 March 2024

Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Research excellence - Research integrity

  • What is research integrity
  • Case studies
  • Metro South Heath Research Integrity Advisor Network 
All researchers

Closed -

video recording

April

Date and time

Topic

Target group

Registration

Date: 18 April 2024

Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Research foundation: Grant applications

  • Securing research funding (grant sources; how to write a competitive grant application; letter of support)
  • How to find a grant and apply successfully
  • What to consider in your budget when applying for a grant
Novice researchers

Closed -

video recording

Date: 19 April 2024

Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Biostats for Grants

  • Understanding the importance of statistics in grant writing to improve your success
Facilitated by the Metro South Biostatistics Service
MSH employees onlyNot recorded

May

Date and time

Topic

Target group

Registration

Date: 13 May 2024

Time: 11:30 - 1:30pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Biostats seminar series

  • Seminar 1 - Designing studies/surveys
  • Seminar 2 - Sample size
Facilitated by the Metro South Biostatistics Service
MSH employees onlyNot recorded

Date: 16 May 2024

Time: 11.30 - 1:30pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Biostats seminar series

  • Seminar 3 - Desc stats
  • Seminar 4 - Stats inference
Facilitated by the Metro South Biostatistics Service
MSH employees onlyNot recorded

Date: 21 May 2024

Time: 11.30 - 1:30pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Biostats seminar series

  • Seminar 5 - Linear Regression
  • Seminar 6 - LMM
Facilitated by the Metro South Biostatistics Service
MSH employees onlyNot recorded

Date: 22 May 2024

Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Research foundation: Health economics

  • UQ's Centre for Health Services Research (CHSR) is bringing their technical expertise to Metro South Health to educate our research community. 
  • Unlock the power of health economics to amplify your research impact and drive positive change. 
  • Learn about how health economics can help you and your research.
All researchersClosed - video recording

Date: 23 May 2024

Time: 11:30 - 1:30pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Biostats seminar series

  • Seminar 7 - Logistic regression
  • Seminar 8 - Survival Analysis
Facilitated by the Metro South Biostatistics Service
MSH employees onlyNot recorded

Date: 28 May 2024

Time: 11:30 - 1:30pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Biostats seminar series

  • Seminar 9 - Meta-Analysis
  • Seminar 10 - EFA
Facilitated by the Metro South Biostatistics Service
MSH employees onlyNot recorded

June

Date and time

Topic

Target group

Registration

Date: 20 June 2024

Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Research foundation: Ethics

  • Sample size and Statistical Power – what do the HREC look for
  • National Statement – risk assessment for MSHREC
  • Ethics applications and submission via ERM (How to write/common mistakes/case studies of good and bad applications)
  • Consent for research/PICF
Novice researchers

Webinar registration

Date: 21 June 2024

Time: 9:00 – 5:00pm

Location: In-person PACE Building (PA Campus)

SPSS Series

  • Session 1: Intro to SPSS
Facilitated by the Metro South Biostatistics Service

MSH employees only

delegate approval required)

MSHLearn

Date: 28 June 2024

Time: 9:00 – 5:00pm

Location: In-person PACE Building (PA Campus)

SPSS Series

  • Session 2: Statistical Comparisons using SPSS
  • Facilitated by the Metro South Biostatistics Service

Prerequisite:

  • SPSS Series 1: Intro to SPSS

MSH employees only 

(delegate approval required)

MSHLearn

July

Date and time

Topic

Target group

Registration

Date: 5 July 2024

Time: 9:00 – 5:00pm

Location: In-person PACE Building (PA Campus)

SPSS Series

  • Session 3: Linear Regression with SPSS
  • Facilitated by the Metro South Biostatistics Service

Prerequisite:

  • SPSS Series 1: Intro to SPSS
  • SPSS Series 2: Statistical Comparisons using SPSS

MSH employees only

(delegate approval required)
MSHLearn

Date: 25 July 2024

Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Research excellence - Quality

  • Responsibilities for investigators engaged in investigator-led research
  • Step by step flow of how to do a research study
  • Research monitoring and audit
  • Quality Management System (QMS) response
  • Evidence in research adverse events
All researchersWebinar registration

August

Date and time

Topic

Target group

Registration

Date: 22 August 2024

Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Research foundation - Site specific assessment 

  • Principles of research governance and contracts
    Research Contracts and Study Execution (RCASE) Form – single site & multi-site
All researchersWebinar registration

September

Date and time

Topic

Target group

Registration

Date: 12 Sept 2024

Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Research excellence - Finance and business management

  • How to conduct a project in-kind and what this means in research
  • Partnerships
  • Forming a research team: how to lead a team, project management (basic)
  • Management concepts in research 
  • Funding of research in Australia
  • Budgets/budgeting - research budget design how to create a tracking spreadsheet, gift cards
  • How to create a study budget and what do the Governance team require in the SSA
  • Managing finances and personnel resources 
Novice researchersWebinar registration

October

Date and time

Topic

Target group

Registration

Date: 17 October 2024

Time: 12:00 -1:00pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Research foundation - Publication & presentation

  • Alternative platforms such as " the conversation' and podcasts. How to self-promote your research and alternative publication platforms 
  • How to pick a journal and write a scientific article 
  • Writing for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Literature review and skills for 'getting published’
All researchersWebinar registration

November

Date and time

Topic

Target group

Registration

Date: 21 Nov 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm

Location: Webinar/ Teams

Research excellence – Impact & translation 

  • Health Economists and Research - the role that play and benefits 
  • Dissemination
  • Implementation into practice
  • Consumer partnerships and engaging consumer investigators
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research/using the Community Jury
All researchersWebinar registration

December

Date and time

Topic

Target group

Registration

Date: 12 Decmber 2024

Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Research excellence – Data and privacy

  • Use of social media in research
  • Data visualisation in publications
  • Introduction to data access in research and routine data management
  • Understanding data linkage, e-Health data (Power Trials) and 'big data'
  • Data in research - planning, conducting and reporting
  • Preserving, sharing and re-using data
  • MSH Biostatistics Service - where to find information
  • Privacy in research
All researchersWebinar registration

Note:

  • To be taken directly to the MSHLearn research modules, please ensure you are logged into MSHLearn when clicking on the hyperlinks
  • If you are not a MSH employee and would like to participate in a webinar please email MSH-Research@health.qld.gov.au 

Research Education Catalogue 

Research orientation and induction

Metro South Health Orientation - research module

  • Metro South Health Orientation - research module
    • Metro South Health research requirements
    • Significant achievements and commitment to research
    • Partnerships

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

Metro South Research Induction

  • Metro South Research Induction
    • Research at Metro South Health
    • Key legislative frameworks, principles and guidelines 
    • Metro South Research Office
    • Research Integrity Introduction

Available on MSHLearn


Research mandatory training

Research Integrity

  • From 1 January 2024 completion Research Integrity Training became mandatory for all researchers undertaking research in MSH.
  • As part of this, all researchers seeking authorisation of research (i.e. all persons/members of the research team listed on an SSA application) from 1 January 2024 must provide evidence of Research Integrity Training completion (i.e., a valid Research Integrity Training Certificate - 3 year renewal required) as part of the SSA process.
  • MSH employees must complete 3x MSH Research Integrity Modules via MSHLearn - a certificate is automatically generated.
    • Search for 'Research Integrity' in the catalogue search bar.
  • External members of research teams (i.e. non-MSH employees) must provide evidence (e.g. certificate or training transcript) of research integrity training from the following: their employing Hospital and Health Service, University or Institution or external provider.
  • External researchers who wish to complete MSH's research integrity modules can email MSH-Research@health.qld.gov.au and further information/links can be provided.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

  • GCP Training continues to be mandatory for all researchers undertaking research in MSH.
    • Please note this is not limited only to clinical trials.
  • All researchers (i.e. all persons listed on an SSA application) must continue to submit evidence of GCP (i.e. a TransCelerate accredited GCP Certificate - 3 year renewal required) for all members of the research team as part of the SSA process.
  • MSH employees must complete the MSH GCP Training module via MSHLearn - a certificate is automatically generated.
    • Search for 'Good Clinical Practice' or 'GCP' in the catalogue search bar.
  • External members of research teams (i.e. non-MSH employees) must provide evidence of GCP training from the following: their employing Hospital and Health Service, University or Institution or external TransCelerate accredited training provider.
  • External researchers who wish to complete MSH's GCP Training module can email MSH-Research@health.qld.gov.au and further information/links can be provided.

 


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 biostats@qcif.edu.au

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. 

2024 course dates

Date and time

Topic

Target group

Registration

Date: 19 April 2024

Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

Biostats for Grants

  • Understanding the importance of statistics in grant writing to improve your success
Facilitated by the Metro South Biostatistics Service
MSH employees onlyWebinar registration
Biostats seminar series - Facilitated by the Metro South Biostatistics Service

Date: 13 May 2024

Time: 11:30 – 1:30pm

Location: Webinar/Teams

  • Seminar 1- Designing studies/surveys
  • Seminar 2- Sample size
MSH employees onlyWebinar registration

Date: 16 May 2024

Time: 11:30 – 1:30pm

Location: Webinar/Teams
  • Seminar 3 - Desc stats
  • Seminar 4 - Stats inference
MSH employees onlyWebinar registration

Date: 21 May 2024

Time: 11:30 – 1:30pm

Location: Webinar/Teams
  • Seminar 5 - Linear Regression
  • Seminar 6 - LMM
MSH employees onlyWebinar registration

Date: 23 May 2024

Time: 11:30 – 1:30pm

Location: Webinar/Teams
  • Seminar 7 - Logistic regression
  • Seminar 8 - Survival Analysis
MSH employees onlyWebinar registration

Date: 28 May 2024

Time: 11:30 – 1:30pm

Location: Webinar/Teams
  • Seminar 9 - Meta-Analysis
  • Seminar 10 – EFA
MSH employees onlyWebinar registration
SPSS Series - Facilitated by the Metro South Biostatistics Service

Date: 21 June 2024

Time: 9:00 – 5:00pm

Location: In-person PACE Building (PA Campus)
  • Session 1: Intro to SPSS
MSH employees only (delegate approval required)MSHLearn

Date: 28 June 2024

Time: 9:00 – 5:00pm

Location: In-person PACE Building (PA Campus)
  • Session 2: Statistical Comparisons using SPSS

Prerequisite:

  • SPSS Series 1: Intro to SPSS

MSH employees only

(delegate approval required)
MSHLearn

Date: 5 July 2024

Time: 9:00 – 5:00pm

Location: In-person PACE Building (PA Campus)
  • Session 3: Linear Regression with SPSS

Prerequisite:

  • SPSS Series 1: Intro to SPSS
  • SPSS Series 2: Statistical Comparisons using SPSS

MSH employees only

(delegate approval required)
MSHLearn

See Metro South Research Events for other workshop opportunities.

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


Research foundations

Research foundations

Design & process

Research foundation: Grant applications

Research foundation: Ethics and governance

Research foundation: Publication and presentation

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.


Research Excellence

Research Capability and Excellence Framework

This Research Capability and Excellence Framework aims to implement Metro South Research education and development initiatives to assist in developing the skills, knowledge and behaviour of employees involved with research at all levels of MSH. Researchers can use the framework to identify personal capabilities and support their learning planning process. In conjunction, researchers can select appropriate learning and development opportunities and measure growth and professional development.

Research Capability and Excellence Framework (PDF, 367.67 KB)

Research risk assessment and management training

Metro South Health (MSH) work instruction WI2023-292 Assessing and managing risk in research describes the processes for identifying, assessing and managing risk in research projects to ensure potential issues are identified and managed effectively in MSH.

To assist researchers, a Research risk assessment and management plan template was developed which can be used whilst referring to the MSH Risk Management Framework.

Research Risk Assessment and Management Training (MSHLearn) provides a step-by-step process which describes how to complete the Research risk assessment and management plan. It also references requirements for the ‘Research Data Risk Assessment and Management Plan’.

Researchers external to MSH can email MSH-Research@health.qld.gov.au to request a link to the training. 

Research excellence

Research integrity

Quality

Data and privacy

Finance and buisness management

Impact and translation


Clinical trials education

National Clinical Trials Governance Framework

Implementing the National Clinical Trials Governance Framework - November 2023

Australian Clinical Trials Education Centre (A-CTEC)

A-CTEC is a not-for-profit, Victorian developed, Australia-wide education centre, with a dedicated Learning Management System (LMS) hosting a suite of evidence-based, interactive clinical trials education opportunities suitable for a range of learning needs.

Last updated 11 June 2024
Last reviewed 23 February 2024