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Note: These pages are being updated and revamped in preparation for the release and implementation of the Research Governance Policy Framework - please be aware that information may be incomplete or be a placeholder for a future/final version. If you need any assistance please contact research.governance@health.tas.gov.au. 


NHMRC Funding Schemes: see the NHMRC calendar at https://nhmrc.gov.au/funding/funding-schemes-and-calendar

Online Courses

Ethics Training
Macquarie University

A free online course examining the particular ethical issues raised by social science and humanities research.

Good Clinical Practice E6 (R2)
Global Health Training Centre
Free online introductory short courses in clinical research covering many topics including: basic clinical research, developing the protocol, Data Safety Monitoring Boards, reporting adverse events.

GCP Supplementary Materials

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Good Clinical Practice training with Tanya Symons on 25 September 2018. 

Supplementary Notes and Web Links v118 ICH R2

Clinical Trials Registers

World Health Organisation International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (a search portal that imports data from registries worldwide) 

Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry

ClinicalTrials.gov (hosted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, includes US and international studies)

NHMRC Australian Clinical Trial Registries (includes Australian single-issue registries)

ISRCTN Registry (UK based registry)

European Clinical Trials Register

Clinical Trial Toolkits

Australia: https://www.australianclinicaltrials.gov.au/clinical-trials-toolkit

NSW: https://www.medicalresearch.nsw.gov.au/clinical-trial-toolkit/

UK: http://www.ct-toolkit.ac.uk/

Although the information may not be strictly applicable to Australian researchers, the UK Toolkit is extensive, detailed and has a visual map of the legal and good practice steps in beginning, managing and completing a clinical trial.

Costing and Budgets

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) has developed a set of standard costs associated with conducting clinical trials in Australia: https://www.ihpa.gov.au/publications/development-table-standard-costs-conducting-clinical-trials-australia 

SME Assist

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has developed a helpful tool called SME Assist to help those unfamiliar with regulation to understand their regulatory and legislative obligations.


The Research Ethics Guidebook – a resource for social scientists

A well-written and detailed guide on a user-friendly website, considering each step in the research process. Aimed at non-medical researchers based in the UK. The sitemap page allows you to compile the pages you want into one printable document.

HRA Decision Tools

These tools from the UK’s Health Research Authority are based on the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research, and created with UK research bodies to assist researchers answer the questions:

‘Is my study research?’


‘Do I need ethics approval?’

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