External resources

Tutorials and guides


EndNote importing data FAQ
Exporting from EBSCOHost into EndNote
Exporting from Google Scholar into Endnote
Exporting from Informit into EndNote
Exporting from Proquest into EndNote
Online tutorials on various versions of EndNote from the official EndNote website
University of Newcastle Library EndNote tutorial
University of Queensland EndNote tutorials
University of Sydney EndNote tutorials
YouTube EndNote training channel

Evidence-based medicine

The Centre for Evidence-based medicine
Evidence-based medicine: useful tools for decision making (2001 MJA article)



Clinical research calculators
From the website for statistical computation by Richard Lowry.

Clinical research tools and calculators
Includes t-test and chi-square test.

Sample size calculation advice
Provided by the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit.

Statistical considerations for clinical trials and scientific experiments
Find sample size, power or the minimal detectable difference for parallel studies, crossover studies, or studies to find associations between variables, where the dependent variable is Success or Failure, a Quantitative Measurement, or a time to an event such as a survival time.



Randomisation tools

Three randomization plan generators.

Research randomizer
This site is designed for researchers and students who want a quick way to generate random numbers or assign participants to experimental conditions.





Academic Unit of General Practice

Begun as an initiative of ACT Community Health and the Canberra Clinical School of the University of Sydney in 1997, the Unit is a community resource committed to providing excellence in health education, research and service.


Academic Unit of General Practice, Australian National University
A community resource committed to providing excellence in health education.


Australian Association for Academic Primary Care Inc
A representative body for people undertaking teaching and research in general practice and academic primary care


Australian Bureau of Statistics: Introduction to Statistics
A set of resources made available from the University of Wollongong to the Australian Bureau of Statistics


Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute
The mission of the Institute is to provide national leadership in improving the quality and effectiveness of primary health care through the conduct of high quality priority-driven research and the support and promotion of best practice.


Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions
Guidance to authors for the preparation of Cochrane Intervention reviews (including Cochrane Overviews of reviews).


Cochrane Training
Resources for authors of Cochrane reviews and consumers, including online modules, slide presentations, recorded webinars, information about workshops and links to essential guidance.


Centres of Research Excellence
APHCRI has made available an online list of Centres of Research Excellence (CREs) in primary health care which undertake research focused on key health reform challenges.


General Practice Academic Unit, University of Wollongong
The mission of the GP Academic Unit is to deliver high quality general practice research, high value input into the graduate school curriculum and academic leadership within the general practice community.


General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Unit
Located at the School of Medicine, The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle.


Medical Journal of Australia Supplement: Vol. 201, No. 3, 2014: Building a culture of co-creation in research
Coordinating editors, Professor Claire Jackson, Dr. Tina Janamian and Professor James Dunbar.


National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
The National Health and Medical research Council (NHMRC) is Australia’s leading expert body promoting the development and maintenance of public and individual health standards.


National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research
From the NHMRC, the National Statement is designed to clarify the responsibilities of institutions and researchers for the ethical design, conduct and dissemination of results of human research and review bodies in the ethical review of research.


Primary Care Research Unit
Located within the Department of General Practice at The University of Melbourne. The vision of the Primary Care Research Unit (PCRU) is to be a national and international centre of excellence in primary care research, known for rigorous research programs, strong national and international collaborative research and research higher degree training.


Primary Health Care Research and Information Service
Generating, managing and sharing information about Australian primary health care.


Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development
The Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy was a Commonwealth funded program designed to support strategic primary health care research.


PHC Search filter
Search strategies pre-done for PubMed.


Research Profiles (formerly ROAR)
Established in 2003, Research Profiles (formerly the Register Of Australian primary health care Research (ROAR)) 'maps' on-line research for researchers, policy advisors, funding bodies and practitioners.


Research Review
Features key review articles from global medical journals, with commentary from Australian experts. Over 40 subject areas include Cardiology, Diabetes, Oncology, General Practice and Psychiatry. Specialist opinions are included on guidelines, medicines and conferences.


Research Review: General Practice
Features key medical articles from global GP journals. The Review covers topics such as depression, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric disorders management, and general practice guidelines.


Southern Academic Primary Care Research Unit
A unique organisational partnership between Dandenong Casey Division of General Practice (now the South Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local—SEMML), Monash University and Southern Health (now Monash Health).


Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research
The Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia was established by the Australian Government in late 2011. The Panel's report was presented to the Minister for Health on 28 February 2013, and recommends a 10-year strategic health and medical research plan for the nation.


SURE: the Secure Unified Research Environment
The Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE) is a remote-access computing environment that allows researchers to access and analyse linked health-related data files for approved studies in Australia. SURE has been developed by the Sax Institute as part of the Population Health Research Network (PHRN) initiative.



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