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.
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)
NSW Regional Health Partners have a number of Consumer Involvement resources available for researchers:
Get practical guidance on ways to engage with consumers, links to organisations that maintain consumer registers and a practical template for consumer position descriptions
Access a range of Australian and International “How-To Guides” on involving Consumers in Research, as well as online training modules
Find resources to support the preparation of plain language descriptions of research
View videos of local consumers and researchers talking about consumer involvement in research (with more of these in production to come)
Select tools for research teams to evaluate their progress with consumer involvement and identify opportunities for improvements
Keep up to date with evidence on the impact of consumer involvement in research
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.
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).
Research Partnership Tools
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 https://www.clintrial.org.au/
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.
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.
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/.