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Useful Resources

HNE Resources

HNE Research Grant Letter of Support / Endorsement

Funding Agreement Template (HNELHD)

For any funds that are to be transferred from HNELHD to the University of Newcastle (UoN) or Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) the following Funding Agreement approval checklist and template are to be used.

For any funds that are to be transferred to HNELHD from the University of Newcastle (UoN) or Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) the following Funding Agreement template is to be used.

HNE Health Libraries

HNE Health Libraries provide a range of services to assist and support the research, teaching and information needs of all Hunter New England Local Health District staff and affiliated health professionals. Library branches are located at the Mater and Tamworth hospitals. Access to resources and services including research support are available via the Library website.

Go to the library

Aboriginal Health Impact Statement

The Aboriginal Health Impact Statement is used by NSW Health organisations to incorporate the health needs and interests of Aboriginal people in the development of new and revised health policies, programs and strategies.

Further information on when and how to complete an Aboriginal Health Impact Statement can be found here; Aboriginal Health Impact Statement | HNE Health Intranet (nsw.gov.au)

External Resources

Consumer Involvement

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 Sax Institute’s website

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.

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.

Health Our Health campaign clinical trial resources

The Office for Health and Medical Research is pleased to advise that a suite of collateral targeting culturally and linguistically diverse audiences has been developed to support local recruitment for clinical trials.

The collateral is available to be downloaded from the NSW health and medical research website at https://www.medicalresearch.nsw.gov.au/clinical-trial-recruitment-resources/.