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A priority at the National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs (NCCRED) is to enhance Australia’s clinical and research capacity in response to emerging drugs.
We are developing the current and future workforces to initiate, undertake and implement clinical research, implementing early to tertiary interventions.
Engaging our consortium partner, the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) we developed a Workforce Development (WFD) strategy to provide a blueprint to enhance WFD among clinical researchers. The strategy is aligned with the National Alcohol and other Drug Workforce Development Strategy 2015-2018, other relevant policy initiatives, and NCCRED’s overall program of work.
Clinical researchers comprise workers of diverse backgrounds with different WFD needs. Some may have a clinical background and later attain research skills and qualifications. Others may be researchers who apply these skills to clinical areas of emerging drugs.
We see there are essentially two types of clinical researchers: