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RR-CLaN Sessions and Recordings

If you have any queries regarding the RR-CLaN Sessions, please email HNELHD-ResearchOffice@health.nsw.gov.au

Session 1: How to do a literature review

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Do you need to do a literature review but don't know where to start?

Do you want to better understand the current knowledge in your field?

Then this session is for you!

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Session 2: Introduction to REDCap

Wednesday 1 March 2023

This workshop gives you an overview of REDCap functions including data management and developing surveys for distribution.

At the completion of the workshop the participant will have knowledge of:

  • Stages in developing REDCap databases and creating projects
  • Project workflow Key features
  • The differences between surveys and data forms
  • Creating and distributing surveys
  • Allocating user rights and creating reports
  • Advantages of using REDCap

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Session 3: Consumer and Community Involvement in Research

Wednesday 5 April 2023

Do you want to be an influencer of better Consumer and Community Involvement (CCI) in research?

This session will help demystify CCI so you can.

Session overview

CCI in health research is critical to ensure the research is focuses on issue important to patients and is ethical. CCI can range from the identification and prioritisation of topics that are important to patients and the community, through to co-design and the doing of research, or shared dissemination and implementation of findings. However, involving consumers in the design and conduct of research can seem overly complicated and poor directed, which leads to many people involved wondering why they bothered.

Why should you attend?

Clinicians are uniquely placed to facilitate and lead better CCI to influence the conduct of relevant research. For some, supporting or leading CCI can be a great away to engage with a critical part of the research without the commitment of leading all of the research project. But leading CCI does not have to be complicated. By attending this session, you will gain practical insights about the role of, and steps for planning initiating and conducting CCI.

Who should attend?

All staff wanting to be an influencer of better research.

Content:

1. Terminology, types and timing of CCI in research
2. Why is CCI important, where it might not be
3. Planning and conducting CCI – roles and managing for success.

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Session 4: How to read and interpret a systematic review

Wednesday 3 May 2023

Session overview

It is nearly impossible to keep up with relevant research in a clinical field. Systematic reviews (SRs) provide a synthesis of original research articles and are the highest level of evidence for focused questions. SRs are a rigorous method to review original research for a focused question, appraise the quality of the original research and combine data from good quality studies to answer the question.

Who should attend?

All staff are welcome to attend.

Why should you attend?

Appraising a systematic review and understanding how to read forest plots isn’t as hard as you think. This workshop will help you to read and interpret a systematic review.

Content:

You will learn:

  • to use a critical appraisal tool to determine the quality of the SR
  • how to use targeted reading to appraise a SR
  • what criteria help determine whether the results of the SR are worth reading
  • how to read and interpret a forest plot

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Session 5: Implementation Science to improve translation of evidence-based care

Tuesday 6 June 2023

Session overview:

This session will provide an introduction to Implementation Science and highlight how it can be used to improve successful uptake of evidence-based care.

A case study: "Improving implementation of preventive care in antenatal appointments - exploring the gaps, barriers and solutions" will be presented to demonstrate the use of Implementation Science to support practice change.

Who should attend?

All staff are welcome to attend.

Why should I attend?

Translation of evidence-based care into routine practice and service delivery is often slow and inconsistent leading to unwarranted variations in practice and quality of care. Implementation Science can inform how to accelerate uptake of evidence-based care in real-world settings to improve patient outcomes. This session will give you practical insights into how best to prepare and support practice change.

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Session 6: Tips and Tricks for Submitting Research Ethics and Governance Applications

Wednesday 5 July 2023

Session overview:

This session will provide an overview of Research Ethics and Governance processes when undertaking research in or with Public Health Organisations. Briefly, the session will cover:

  • The purpose of ethical and scientific review of research
  • Where it fits in the research journey
  • The ethical and scientific review lifecycle
  • Site authorisation – navigating through the Site-Specific Assessment (SSA) process

Who should attend?

This session is ideal for staff with an interest in understanding how to successfully navigate Research Ethics and Governance processes and to do so in a way that reduces multiple resubmissions to human research ethics committees (HRECs) and Research Governance Officers (RGOs).

Why should I attend?

This session will cover the basic processes of Research Ethics and Governance and the requirements for submitting research applications to HRECs and site authorisation applications to RGOs for approval. The session will highlight key areas applicants should focus-on when developing research ethics and governance applications and equip attendees with the knowledge required to successfully submit applications that reduces the need for multiple resubmissions.

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Session 7: An Overview of Referencing Software for Research

Wednesday 2 August 2023

Session overview:

This session will provide an overview of Referencing Software for Research. Briefly, the session will cover:

  • The purpose of referencing – why do it?
  • What should and shouldn’t be referenced (cited)
  • Referenced versus plagiarised
  • Deciphering referencing styles
  • Getting started with referencing with examples from Mendeley, Endnote Basic and Zotero software

Who should attend?

This session is ideal for staff with an interest in understanding how to successfully use referencing in written reports and articles.

Why should I attend?

This session will cover the basics of referencing and why it should be used as a standard approach to appropriately acknowledge prior research, events and evidence, plus give credit to the original authors. The processes of referencing using three commonly available software will be demonstrated, equipping attendees with the knowledge of the practicalities of referencing, including cite as you write.

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Session 8: How to Develop a Research Question

Wednesday 6 September 2023

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Session overview:

This session will provide an overview of how to develop a research question based on an idea that stems from a clinical or healthcare problem encountered in the workplace.

Who should attend?

This session is ideal for clinicians with an interest in understanding how to convert ideas resulting from issues, problems or inefficiencies encountered in the workplace into an answerable research question. The session will also provide foundational information for more established researchers that will help them to design their own research projects.

Why should I attend?

Research and Quality Improvement (QI) activities only generate useful information if they start with a good question. If a study idea is based on a clinical problem or uncertainty, it needs to be converted into a question to conduct meaningful research. Creating a question is a skill, and developing that skill requires that you understand what a good question looks like. This session will cover the components of a good question and outline the different types of research questions that are relevant to clinical practice.

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