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REDCap Workshops

Facilitated by Telethon Kids Institute's Biometrics Team

These workshops are for Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS), Telethon Kids Institute, and Perth Children's Hospital (PCH) based staff.

The workshops provide a hands on approach for researchers wanting to learn how to build and manage projects within REDCap or further develop skills in some of REDCap's more advanced features.

All REDCap workshop sessions are held on a Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Registration for these workshops are required and are only available to child health researchers/clinical staff.

Click on the following levels for more information.

2020 dates TBA

REDCap Basics
An introduction to project set-up

This workshop will offer an introduction to building databases in REDCap and will cover basic concepts and best practises to equip researchers in building a database for their research project.

This workshop will be most useful to anyone building a new project in REDCap and those who have been tasked with managing or maintaining an existing database.

2020 dates TBA

Intermediate REDCap
Beyond the Basics

This level offers a more comprehensive look at creating a database and using surveys, and will build upon the topics in the REDCap Basics workshop, enabling attendees to utilise the advanced functionality that REDCap offers.

Those attending this workshop should be familiar with navigating and using REDCap for project set-up and will be most beneficial to those who have identified an upcoming need for the advanced functionality covered in this workshop.

2020 dates TBA

Advanced REDCap
User Tips and Tricks

This workshop is user driven with user topics required upon registration so that the workshop content can be tailored to the requirements of the attendees.

To attend the advanced workshops, you must have either previously attended one of the preliminary sessions (Basics OR Intermediate) OR be able to demonstrate that you are already administering projects within REDCap.

Pitch your Project Idea!

2020 Dates TBA

For more information or research support, contact: CAHS.TCRC@health.wa.gov.au

Pitch your Project Idea is an initiative of the Telethon Clinical Research Centre (TCRC) and CAHS Research Education Program (Department of Child Health Research) staff get valuable feedback on research ideas, prior to research protocol development. Early expert input increases the chance of a successful and meaningful project with impact.

The sessions format includes a quick presentation of a research idea with on the day feedback from a panel including senior researchers, epidemiologists, and biostatisticians provided in a friendly and supportive environment.  All child health research ideas are welcome.

All you need to do is provide your name, project title and talk for a maximum of 7 minutes (no slides required)!

These sessions represent a great opportunity to help clarify a research idea and decide whether to pursue it as a project.

Session Dates for 2020 to be announced

*All sessions are on a Tuesday
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS)
Ethics and Governance Workshops

Facilitated by the Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) Ethics and Governance Office

Ever had a question related to the review and approval of your research project? Bring your questions and leave with a better understanding of the review process and how to approach it.

Some issues covered include:

  • How do I access the Research Governance Service (RGS) System?
  • Who reviews the application?
  • What is the difference between governance and ethics review?
  • How does the National Mutual Acceptance (NMA) work?
  • Why do I need separate approvals?
  • What documents do I submit? Which documents do I need? Who do I submit them to?
  • Who cares about the footers?
  • What is version control?
  • What if I don’t have a budget?
  • Who needs to sign off on my application and why do I need signatures?
  • Where do I start and when will it end?
  • Is this really all relevant to my project?
  • What is Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and why do they keep asking me about it?
  • What if I am not part of WA Health?
  • Why have they asked me questions?

Previous dates: 4 Oct, 21 Oct, and 5 Dec 2018
Future dates to be confirmed.

PCH Foundation Grant Preparation Information Sessions

Facilitated by the PCH Research Coordinator, Department of Child Health Research

These sessions provide an overview of the PCH Foundation Research Grant structure, in addition to:

  • do's and don'ts
  • What the reviewers are looking for
  • Advice for success

Previous dates: 17 December 2018, and 17 January 2019
(For the 2019 PCH Foundation Research Grants, closed 11 March 2019)

Slides of the PCH Foundation Grant Prepartion Session

Future dates to be confirmed.

For more information on Grants, visit the PCH Research website.

Good Clinical Practice Q&A Forum

Facilitated by the Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) Ethics and Governance Office, Department of Child Health Research

This question and answer forum with staff from the CAHS Research Ethics Office is part of an initiative to develop a deeper understanding of the research ethics review process and good clinical practice requirements.

The forum is interactive, and encourages exchanging ideas and information about the principles of the GCP and how they are applied to the everyday conduct of research, with particular reference to children.

Previous date: 15 March 2018
Future dates to be confirmed.

We recommend use of the GCP training resources at the following sites: