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Research

For researchers

Are you a Gold Coast Health researcher?

Are you conducting a research project?

Researchers are required to submit a research protocol, as well as an ethics and a governance application to conduct research. You can conduct ethics and governance submissions in parallel. Researchers may also need to consider grant funding.

1. Complete research protocol

Researchers are required to complete the research protocol to formulate their research project. The Research Development Team can offer assistance with developing your research question and protocol if required.

2. Applying for a grant?

Gold Coast Health (GCH) provides various grant opportunities to help facilitate research.

3. Complete and submit the ethics application

To ensure the project is ethically appropriate you must submit an ethics application.

4. Complete and submit governance application

To conduct a research project, you must also submit a Site Specific Assessment (SSA) application.

5. Post-approval amendments, reports, and notifications

Information about post-approval requirements for ethics, including about commencement, annual progress, and final reports; making project amendments; and notifying about serious adverse events. 


Biostatistics support

Our biostatistician provides assistance to GCH staff in their research development.


Research monitoring

All research projects conducted at Gold Coast Health (GCH) are screened and reviewed to determine on-site monitoring frequency and intensity.


Forms and templates

Access the relevant forms and templates to conduct a research project.

Are you conducting Quality Audit or Quality Improvement (QA/QI) activities?

Obtain endorsement for QA/QI activities

If you're planning to submit a manuscript for publication, or present findings to an external audience, researchers may need to obtain ethical endorsement.


Forms and templates

Access the relevant forms and templates related to QA/QI actvities.

Are you conducting a clinical case study?

Obtain endorsement for a clinical case study

To conduct a clinical case study, researchers are required to obtain ethical endorsement.


Forms and templates

Access the relevant forms and templates to obtain clinical case study endorsement. 

Collaboration opportunities

Research Week

The Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (GCHHS) are organising the annual Research Week Conference from 13 to 15 November at Gold Coast University Hospital.

Are you an external researcher?

Are you conducting a research project?

Researchers are required to submit a research protocol, as well as an ethics and a governance application to conduct research. You can conduct ethics and governance submission in parallel. Researchers may also need to consider grant funding.

1. Complete research protocol

Researchers are required to complete the research protocol to formulate their research project. 

2. Applying for a grant?

Gold Coast Health (GCH) provides various grant opportunities to help facilitate research.

3. Complete and submit the ethics application

To ensure the project is ethically appropriate you must submit an ethics application.

4. Complete and submit governance application

To conduct a research project, you must also submit a Site Specific Assessment (SSA) application.

5. Post-approval amendments, reports, and notifications

Information about post-approval requirements for ethics, including about commencement, annual progress, and final reports; making project amendments; and notifying about serious adverse events.


Research monitoring

All research projects conducted at Gold Coast Health (GCH) are screened and reviewed to determine on-site monitoring frequency and intensity.


Forms and templates

Access the relevant forms and templates to conduct a research project.

Collaboration opportunities

Visiting Research Fellowship Program

The Visiting Research Fellowship Program provides support for external researchers to engage with GCH staff and conduct clinical research.

Research Week

The Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (GCHHS) are organising the annual Research Week Conference from 13 to 15 November at Gold Coast University Hospital.


Last updated 20 Jul 2018