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Research facilitation and capability services

Research facilitators and navigators are based within a Metro South Health facility/service (e.g. Logan and Beaudesert Health Service, QEII Jubilee Hospital, Bayside Health Service, Community and Oral Health Services and Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services). Research facilitators and navigators have experience in either research administration or academic research and can support researchers throughout their research journey in Metro South Health. 

    About us

    Research facilitators and navigators:

    • establish strong links with researchers at their facility/service and with the Metro South Research office 
    • facilitate and support research in professional streams within their facility/service 
    • provide research training and advice to researchers in relation to research excellence
    • aid in coordinating HREC application and site-specific assessment authorisation processes 

    Addiction and Mental Health Services

    Bayside Health Service

    Community and Oral Health Services

    QEII Jubilee Hospital

    Logan and Beaudesert Health Service


    Metro South SPSS Trial

    The SPSS Trial is a project that has been implemented Metro South Health wide to identify if there is a need to procure the software on a permanent basis to support research. Expand the box below to learn more.

    More information about the SPSS trial

    The trial is coordinated by both the QEII and Community and Oral Health Research Navigators, in which both roles are required to develop research capacity and capability at their respective sites.  

    During the two-year trial, data will be captured on the usage to plan for ongoing funding should there be a need.  It has been acknowledged most employees who conduct research and need a data analysis software are required to:

    • self-fund
    • embed it into their grant application
    • are required to be affiliated with a university; or
    • only have the option to utilise software that does not provide high quality data output.

    It is also envisioned this trial will provide further benefits such as:

    • Support and guide clinicians to use data to drive innovative evidence-based health care that is focussed on improving patient outcomes (MSH Patient Safety and Quality Strategy 2021-2024).
    • Ensuring information held by Metro South Health is kept internally.

    How to request SPSS access

    A request to access SPSS can be made by completing a short 2 minute online ‘SPSS Access Form’ accessible via this link.



    For more information regarding the Metro South Biostatistics Service and SPSS Training offerings please see our Education webpage. 

    Last updated 20 October 2023
    Last reviewed 6 February 2023