Protocol Development Workshop Bond University Australia

Protocol Development Workshop

Our colleagues at Australasian EQUATOR Centre and The Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice are pleased to invite you to their upcoming 2-day workshop to be held at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia.

Date: 27 – 28 March 2018

Time: 8:45am – 5:00pm (Registration opens from 8:15am)


This workshop aims to take you from a research question to a complete study protocol. Preference will be given to those who wish to work on their own protocol. You will be asked to submit a brief outline beforehand. If you don’t have an idea ready for protocol development, you can still attend, and help with other participants’ protocols.

Who should attend:

This workshop is aimed at newer researchers who have a good understanding of evidence-based practice and study design, and are now ready to design their own research project. Study designs suitable to bring to this workshop include randomised trials, cohort studies (prospective or retrospective), case-control studies, and surveys.


The workshop will consist of short talks, followed by practical sessions in small groups. Two facilitators for each group will help development, answer questions, and ensure your idea gets the input needed to turn it into a protocol suitable for submission to an ethics committee, or ready to include in a grant application.

Registration costs for the 2 days: $600 per participant

Click here to register

Any questions? Please contact:

Melanie Vermeulen –

Introduction to Medical Research: Essential Skills

OUCAGS logoThe Introduction to Medical Research: Essential Skills course provides an overview of key steps and common methods in medical research and its publication.

We deliver the course for the Oxford University Clinical Academic School and it’s available to Oxford Foundation School doctors free of charge.

The course is divided into four modules which run over four Saturday mornings during the Michaelmas and Trinity Terms, at the John Radcliffe Hospital:

Module 1: Research planning: before you start your research project  lays the foundation for getting involved in medical research, from basic research conduct principles through to building the evidence base underpinning a research project

Module 2: Research design and protocols  introduces the main types of study design and the skills required to critically appraise a research study, and explores the practicalities of writing a protocol

Module 3: Statistical thinking  introduces the basics of medical statistics, such as understanding sampling, and making inferences from samples to populations

Module 4: Research publication and dissemination  covers the process of getting your research published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at conferences

To find out when the next courses will be run and be put on the course’s mailing list, email

If you are already registered on the course, resources and handouts are available here.  Please contact OUCAGS to obtain the password to access this page.