The safety and well-being of trial participants, other patients, visitors, researchers and other clinical and support staff is paramount. As developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic evolve, investigators and coordinators are asked to note the current arrangements for new and existing research studies at Melbourne Health.
Research integrity is a way of thinking and behaving that ensure that research undertaken is trustworthy.
Melbourne Health (MH) is committed to supporting a research culture that encourages responsible research practices based on the principles of research integrity. Responsible research practices guide researchers in the conduct of their work as well as in their engagement with the practical, ethical and intellectual challenges inherent in research.
The Office for Research supports ongoing education and training of our researcher staff by providing a range of education and training options. Find out more about training requirements and get links to external education and training opportunities.
Numerous policies, guidelines and regulations, at national and international levels, which prescribe best research governance practice to help ensure research is conducted to the highest governance and ethical standards possible.
Research data and metadata must be collected, stored, retained, used and disposed of in a manner that protect the rights, safety, and well-being of the research participants and the wider community, maintains data security and integrity, and is in accordance with all applicable requirements.
Using REDCap can help meet these data requirements.