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The National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs’ (NCCRED) brief is to enhance Australia’s capacity to respond to emerging drugs, including enhancing Australia’s clinical research capacity. Developing the current and future workforces which initiate, undertake and implement clinical research ranging from early intervention to tertiary interventions is a priority.
NCCRED engaged the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) to develop a Workforce Development (WFD) strategy to provide a blueprint to enhance WFD among clinical researchers. The Strategy will be aligned with the National Alcohol and other Drug Workforce Development Strategy 2015-2018, other relevant strategies and 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, while others may be researchers who apply these skills to clinical areas of emerging drugs. There are essentially two types of clinical researchers; clinician researchers and non-clinician clinical researchers.
Written submissions are invited to inform the development of the Strategy. A Consultation Paper can be downloaded below and is provided to help stimulate thinking and discussion but is not an exhaustive examination of relevant issues. Rather, it is intended to guide understanding of this workforce and its WFD needs.
Written responses can then be emailed to
Submissions close Monday 15 July 2019