The Office for Research provides important resources to assist investigators and research personnel with conducting research.

Protocol development

Consumer Engagement

Reasons for involvement of consumers in research include:

  1. It makes for better research
  2. There is a strong moral case based on social justice for doing so
  3. It is increasingly being demanded by funding bodies
  4. it is a requirement of the National Clinical Trials Governance Framework

Statistical support

Statistical input:

  • should be appropriate to the study.
  • be sought during the design stage of the project and prior to the submission of the project.
  • will assist with development of the research question(s), selection of study design, sample size calculation and statistical analysis plan.

Researchers are free to choose their own statistical reviewers.

Researchers should allow on average 1-2 weeks for obtaining a statistical review. Please confirm timeframes with the reviewer early in the process.

For MH researchers - the MH Office for Research has made arrangements for the University of Melbourne - Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health (MISCH) research platform to provide statistical support.

MISCH can provide collaborative Biostatistics and Health Economics research support, research and grant development, analysis and publication. For more information or to contact MISCH visit the website.

Literature Review support

Comprehensive / systematic literature review support can be provided by:


  • Details of training requirements and sessions, including Good Clinical Practice training at Melbourne Health are listed on the Research Education and Training page.


Australian Regulatory Authorities

NHMRC Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) Information for Human Research Ethics Committees

Victorian Managed Insurance Authority

Other Human Ethics Resources

Consultative Council for Human Research Ethics

Clinical Trial Registries

International Regulatory Authorities