Developing your research project

The Research Governance and Development Unit gives general support to researchers.

We can help with:

  • reviewing research protocols and methodology
  • grants submissions
  • ethics/governance applications
  • publications/presentations.

Contact the team by email: SC-Research-Support@health.qld.gov.au.

Library services

The Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) Library supports the research and information needs of all Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service staff and Sunshine Coast health professionals who work with us.

Our reference staff are on hand to help you by phone, email, face-to-face or online via our Ask Us forms. We also offer training in:

  • citation databases
  • point-of-care tools
  • staying up to date with health literature
  • evidence-based practice skills.

Biostatistical support services and statistical support

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service has an agreement with the Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics (QFAB), based at The University of Queensland, for statistical support services to our researchers.

QFAB can:

  • give advice on experimental design and study design
  • analyse data and help interpret results
  • help choose and use statistical software
  • advise on statistical aspects of your manuscripts.

Our agreement with QFAB allows you access on a per-project basis, with at least 6 hours of free consultation time for each project.

See the QFAB website for more information, or book an appointment.

Research training

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service is a member of the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS). Membership gives us access to education and training in topics related to clinical research, including Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training. We recommend that all staff involved in clinical trials and clinical research should complete an accredited GCP training course.

To take a course, contact SC-Clinicaltrials@health.qld.gov.au.

Shipping biological substances

All hospital and health service staff who handle or ship any biological substances for research must complete mandatory training.

You can arrange training through Pathology Queensland. Email Pathology_SDU@health.qld.gov.au for further information.

Last updated: May 2022