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

New to research in Metro South Health

Metro South Health Orientation - research module

Metro South Research Induction

Research foundations

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. 

Research Processes & Methods

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.

Ethics Review Manager (ERM) Applications platform

ERM Training - Researcher

  • Quick guides
  • Videos
  • Training schedule

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.
  • SPSS workshop: Two full days, in-person only, 12 and 19 August 2022.

 See Metro South Research Events for more information and link to REGISTER.

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


Research integrity

Conflicts of interest 

Quality & Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

GCP Certification

GCP Training - Online

GCP Training - Facilitator Led/Face-to-Face

  • Metro South Research coordinates facilitator led/face-to-face MSH GCP Training courses with an external GCP trainer at a competitive price.
  • GCP Training - Online is a prerequisite for this course (evidence must be provided prior to confirmed enrolment). 
  • The MSH GCP Training course is targeted at MSH research teams – ie all staff assigned a role within the trial delegation log, including (but not limited to): the study principal investigator, associate investigators, research nurses, coordinators, research assistants and data managers.
  • Using interactive discussion and case studies, the MSH TransCelerate-accredited course will provide participants with:

    • an awareness of GCP principles
    • an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all parties under GCP
    • an ability to apply GCP requirements to their daily research practice
    • a knowledge of source documents, essential documents and adverse reporting for clinical trials
    • preventative and corrective action applying to clinical trials
  • It will not teach participants how to:
    • prepare and submit ethics or governance applications
    • write a protocol
    • set up or run an investigator-initiated clinical trial

GCP Date, Time, Location, Cost & Registration

2022 Dates

  • 29 April 2022
  • 15 June 2022 - CANCELLED
  • 30 August 2022
Time8:30am - 1:00pm
LocationRoom 2003, Translational Research Institute, 37 Kent Street, Woolloongabba, QLD, 4102
MaterialsProvided at the commencement of the session
  • $250 for MSH employees (please see note below)
  • $275 (inclusive of GST) for external/self-funded participants
MSH's Study, Education and Research Trust Account (SERTA) is subsidising course fees for MSH employees - therefore there will be no cost to MSH departments/work areas at this time.
Priority is given to MSH employee and registration of external participants (ie non-MSH employees) will be considered subject to availability of places and a waiting list for each course will be established.

Data & privacy


Finance & 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 speciality
    • 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 & translation


Clinical Trials education

Last updated 21 September 2022
Last reviewed 28 April 2021