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Clinical Trial Research Tools & Support

1. Standard Operating Procedures

A standard operating procedure (SOP) is a set of instructions to help researchers carry out operations associated with the research. SOPs aim to achieve efficiency, quality output and uniformity of performance, while reducing miscommunication and failure to comply with regulations.

A national approach to implementing SOPs at public health organisations has been developed and a generic version of SOPs, and associated templates, are now available (see below). The national SOPs have been formally adopted and endorsed by Barwon Health to support uniformity in systems and procedures in the organisation in preparation for accreditation.


2. Templates (click to download in Word)


3. Ask an expert

Barwon Health has been conducting Clinical Trial Research for over 25 years. Many of the Clinical Trial Managers and Coordinators are a valuable resource to support those new to the areas of Clinical Trials. The table below lists individuals involved in clinical trial research willing to provide advice and support to those new to Clinical Trials or those embarking on new type of project, area, role or scope within Clinical Trials.

Name & Role

Areas of Advice

Contact Information

Bree Sarah

Research Operations Manager

Budgets & Contracts

Ethics and Governance

Finance & fees Resourcing & Operations

[email protected]

(03) 4215 2875

Natasha Savvides Research Safety and Quality Manager

National Clinical Trials Governance Framework

Research related safety or quality

[email protected]

(03) 4215 3040

Research Development Unit

Data management and analysis

Ethics and governance applications

Research design

[email protected]

0403 091 074

Beena Jeevan Raj

CTRSS-ATP Project Lead

Ethics Review Manager (ERM)


Laboratory Operations


Training and education

[email protected]

(03) 4215 0742

Olivia Dean

Director of Clinical Trials, Deakin University

Biological psychiatry Grants

Investigator Initiated Clinical Trial Research


[email protected]

(03) 4215 3300

Peter Schoch

Barwon Health Clinical Lead Physiotherapist (Orthopaedics)

Faculty McKenzie Institute Australia / McKenzie Institute International

Use of IPM, Datawarehouse


Musculoskeletal / orthopaedic research

[email protected]

(03) 4215 0826

Adrian Costa Clinical Trials Centre

​Advice and support on the conduct and set up of clinical trials

Book clinical rooms, offices, lab space or meeting room

[email protected]

(03) 4215 3053


4. Resources

There are numerous resources available to you to support your role in clinical trial research. Links to some of the key resources are listed below.

Key Barwon Health Policies:

Financial Management Policy

Governance Policy

Operational Service Delivery Policy

Research Policy

Safety & Quality Policy

Workforce Policy


Key References

Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) ICH-GCP Guidelines

TGA Clinical Trial Handbook

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

The National Teletrials Compendium

Barwon Health Research Handbook

Barwon Health Research Safety Monitoring, Reporting and Management Procedure

Riskman - How To Enter A Clinical Trial Incident


Training & education

ICH GCP Training on GROW

Australian Clinical Trials Education Centre

Global Health Training Centre

Mayo Clinic Labs - Dangerous Goods Training

NHMRC - Clinical Trials eLearning Modules


Other useful links:

Clinical Trials and Research

Ethical Review Manager

Investigator Initiated Trials Toolkit

Australian Clinical Trials Alliance

Clinical Trials – Improving Quality (CT-IQ)

Health Workforce Locator

Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE)

Last Modified: Wednesday, 13 March 2024