Highlighted Opportunities and Success Stories

ACT Health Vacation Study Program

The ACT Health Vacation Study Program offers students the opportunity at the end of 2nd, 3rd and 4th year, to participate and gain experience in research at ACT Health.

The program provides students with an opportunity to learn valuable research skills which is an important part of university study. This program promotes development of research skills in students which is becoming increasingly important in medical science training.



The 2022-23 Research and Innovation Fund Fellowship Program

The ACT Government has made $1 million available through the 2022-23 Research and Innovation Fund (RIF) Fellowship Program to support early-mid-year career researchers employed in the ACT Health system.

The RIF Fellowship Program, guided by Better Together: A strategic plan for research in the ACT health system, invests in people to build their research capability, make high-value contributions to improving the health and healthcare of the people served by the ACT health system and to encourage collaboration, leadership and capacity building in the ACT’s health and medical research ecosystem.

The funding guidelines provide vital information and are located herePlease review this webpage regularly in case of updates or announcements.

Applications are open from Friday, 2 December 2022 to Friday, 17 February 2023 at 5pm. Late applications will not be considered.


Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM)

CHARM is the premier conference for the communication and translation of health related research practice in the ACT. The conference explores challenges, opportunities and discoveries in health and medical research in the region and provides opportunity for showcasing research, networking, collaboration and capacity building for researchers and clinicians in the ACT and beyond.

Previous CHARM Meetings

Research Training

ACT Health Vacation Study Program

The ACT Health Vacation Study Program offers students the opportunity at the end of 2nd, 3rd and 4th year, to participate and gain experience in research at ACT Health. For more details about the program and for details of the next application rounds, click here.

A Workshop Series on The Future of Health Research Data Analytics and Research Methods

The Office of Research is co-ordinating the establishment of a formal collaborative between the Government and its academic partners on health data science, including research methods and analytics in both qualitative and quantitative areas.  This exciting initiative is a major part of continuing to build capacity and quality research.  More details on the program will be announced over the coming months. 

A spring Workshop Series on Health Research Methods and Data Analytics starts in October 2018.  The overall series will explore the latest techniques and models to design research studies and analyse data, discuss the international trends on the role of data science in Clinical Research, and how best to operationalise these using the Health Analytics Research Program.

To register your interest please email researchexecutive@act.gov.au


Capabiliti is the online training system for ACT Health. Staff can access a wide range of internal training sources relevant to their jobs skills applicable to undertaking research projects.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training

Good clinical practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording, and reporting trials that involve the participation of human subjects. The GCP guidelines detail the requirements for trial documentation, protocol amendments, requirements such as indemnity, reporting lines for adverse events and provision of medical care for trial participants.

Each Investigator and research team member must provide evidence of GCP training. A free online GCP training course can be found through the Global Health Training Centre.

Page last updated on: 2 Dec 2022