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 and governance applications
  • publications and presentations.

Contact the team by email:

Library services

The Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) Library supports the research and information needs of all Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service staff. Our team can help you by phone, email, face-to-face or online. See the library website for contact details.

Things we can help researchers with include:

  • literature and document searches
  • EndNote training and search techniques
  • systematic review guidance.

Biostatistical support services and statistical support

We have 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

We're 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

Shipping biological substances

All our staff who handle or ship any biological substances for research must complete mandatory training.

You can arrange training through Pathology Queensland. Email for further information.

Last updated: December 2022