EDUCATION AND TRAINING
The PHRN supports and encourages training and education opportunities for technical data linkers, researchers, data custodians and Human Research Ethics Committee members.
In February 2012, the PHRN Management Council endorsed the PHRN Training Policy. The Policy is directed at ensuring that the development of the PHRN infrastructure and all research conducted using the PHRN infrastructure is conducted by individuals who have undergone appropriate training and met the competency requirements for their role. A copy of the PHRN Training Policy can be found here.
Between November 2010 and February 2011, the PHRN Program Office consulted with a total of 60 PHRN representatives for their input into the training needs of the PHRN. An executive summary outlining the consultation process and findings can be found here.
Currently there are two training programs:
- Human Research Ethics for Data Linkage: This one-day workshop will provide participants who are members of HRECs with a range of skills and knowledge that improve their ability and confidence to assess research applications proposing the use of linked data.
- Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE) training: Users of SURE are required to complete specific training prior to receiving access to the SURE facility. The training is currently offered as a face-to-face one day workshop.
If you have any linked data training opportunities, please contact Nicola Tew for publication on our training calendar.
For more detail on training events view our training calendar.