The Education and Training Working Group was established to provide advice on the education and training of researchers about good research practices.

Terms of reference (2022–2024)

The Education and Training Working Group is established as a working committee under Section 39 of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 to advise the CEO of NHMRC through NHMRC's Research Quality Steering Committee. The Education and Training Working Group will advise on:

  1. the development of guidance for NHMRC-funded institutions on:
    1. competencies required to ensure the conduct of high-quality health and medical research for specific stages in the career of a researcher, including core competencies that are common across the disciplines involved with health and medical research, and discipline-specific competencies
    2. how institutions can develop effective and continuing education and training programs for researchers so that researchers have the necessary competencies to conduct high-quality research
  2. other issues related to the education and training of researchers about good research practices as advised by the CEO of NHMRC or the Research Quality Steering Committee.

Membership

Chair,
Professor
Adrian
Barnett

Statistician
Faculty of Health
School of Public Health and Social Work
Queensland University of Technology

Professor
Virginia
Barbour

Director
Open Access Australasia

Dr
Emma
Beckett

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
University of Newcastle

Mr
Daniel
Hamilton

  • PhD Student
    Doctor of Philosophy – Science
    University of Melbourne
     
  • Research Project Supervisor (Master of Cancer Sciences course)
    University of Melbourne and Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
     
  • Research Assistant (The repliCATS Project)
    University of Melbourne

Declaration

  • Full time PhD Candidate with the University of Melbourne
  • Australian Commonwealth Government Research Training Program Scholarship recipient
  • Current board member of the Association for Interdisciplinary Meta-research and Open Science (AIMOS)
  • Research Ethics Editor of the journal Advances in Radiation Oncology
  • Casual employee (Research Project Supervisor) within the Masters of Cancer Sciences course at the University of Melbourne
  • Working relationships with members of the RQSC (Professor Barnett and Professor Begley)

Ms
Khalia
Primer

PhD student
Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
University of Adelaide

Declaration

  • Full time PhD Candidate with the University of Adelaide