We're increasing the number of health service and clinical research projects, and the number of staff engaged in research and education using evidence-based practice. To support our commitment, Gold Coast Health provides a range of funding initiatives.
If the lead Principal Investigator (PI) resigns, moves to another role or is otherwise unable to continue in their capacity as Lead PI then the recipient must submit a suitable replacement Lead PI for consent from Gold Coast Health. Any replacement Lead PI must meet or exceed the same criteria by which the original Lead PI was appointed.
A letter of support should be signed by the line manager of the lead Principal Investigator (PI) and the lead in the areas where most of the research will be performed, e.g., Head of Department (HoD) or Clinical Director.
The collaborator letter is only needed when a project will make significant use of resources and space at an institution outside of Gold Coast Health and signed by the relevant leadership in that institution who has authority for the use of resource/space.
Yes, the letter of support signed for a grant application can be used for Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)/Governance applications.
When budgeting for staffing costs for your research project, 30% should be added on top as oncosts for project staff FTE (full-time equivalent). However, for Medical Officers, as they have individual contracts that can vary widely, you should ask for a formal costing of each Medical Staff from the research finance team.
All links and templates for supporting documents relevant to the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (GCHHS) grant you are applying for can be found in the grant guidelines and Smarty Grants online application form.