Resources (External)

Consumer Involvement

NSW Regional Health Partners have a number of Consumer Involvement resources available for researchers:

The Consumer and Community Involvement Research Associate is available for consultation with researchers to provide guidance on consumer involvement strategies suited to their project, linking researchers with resources. To book a Consultation, click here.


Resources for Designing Research (OHMR)

NSW Health & Medical Research have educational resources available to help design your research study, analyse your research data, translate your research findings and commercialise your research idea.

Click here to explore the resources.


Aboriginal Health Research

Resources are available from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC).

Click here to explore the resources.


Research Partnership Tools

The Sax Institute has developed a suite of research partnership tools. The resource has been created to assist policy makers and practitioners in the sometimes challenging process of initiating and sustaining a successful evidence generation partnership.

These tools are available on the 


ClinTrial Refer App

ClinTrial Refer is a Mobile App platform to help connect patients, clinicians and clinical trial units across various clinical settings. Because the data comes directly from the participating units, it is current and comprehensive. It is easy to identify suitable trials for your patient. The collaboration amongst network clinicians in reciprocal cross referral enhances your patients' access to emerging therapies through clinical trial participation.

The reliable scientific method to take discoveries from the laboratory bench to the bedside is testing the safety and efficacy of these new interventions in clinical trials -- research studies that test new methods of prevention, detection, screening and treatment of diseases. Clinical Research Trials often offer a crucial treatment alternative for patients to access new therapeutic options.

ClinTrial Refer is free to download and easy to use, both in clinic and the multidisciplinary team settings.

You can access the app at


Consumer Involvement and Engagement Toolkit

During the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) Conference held in Sydney from 3-5 October 2019, the Consumer Involvement and Engagement Toolkit (The toolkit) was launched.

The toolkit is a joint initiative between the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) and Clinical Trials: Quality & Impact (CT:IQ). It was developed by a working group of end-users (researchers, research organisation representatives, and consumers) who ratified content and endorsed the definitions and acronyms used throughout.  

The Toolkit provides practical advice for oAboriginal Reference Groupsesearchers and research organisations wishing to conduct patient-centred clinical trials. Through the use of an interactive map, the Toolkit provides guidance and tools to help plan, deliver, evaluate and report consumer and community involvement and engagement activities. The Toolkit’s focus is clinical trials, however, much of the content is relevant to other types of health research.

The Toolkit also contains a small but growing collection of dedicated resources for consumers and the community, that provide insights into what it means to become ‘involved’ in research and to increase awareness around the role and value of clinical trials.

As a platform for the sharing of information and tools, the Toolkit aims to improve public awareness and understanding of clinical trials so that consumers and the community are better equipped to influence the clinical trial agenda.

Click here to access the toolkit.


Preparing a Grant Application

Grants and awards are competitive and include rigorous selection criteria that are generally reviewed by an independent assessment panel. In order to make sure you put forward the best application possible here are some useful resources to support you in this process.

General resources to support you preparing a grant application

Grants Hub Resources


Writing Great Abstracts

Abstracts are powerful ‘short stories’ that are used in journal articles and conference presentations. An abstract will help reviewers to decide whether to accept your paper, conference abstract or grant application, and help readers to decide whether to read your paper or attend your presentation.

Click here for a useful fact sheet to help you prepare a great abstract.