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Research support hub: Information & resources

This hub has been designed to bring together the various resources provided by the college and ANZCA library to support research-related activities.

ANZCA research

Access information and resources available to support your research, including the research essentials guide and research support toolkit.

ANZCA strongly supports research via the ANZCA Foundation and the ANZCA Research Committee, which assesses research applications, the FPM Research and Innovation Committee, and the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network.

Aimed at the "novice" researcher, this guide brings together core research-related resources. It’s a good place to learn more about the basics of research gathering, writing a paper, or prepping for a presentation:

This in-depth toolkit brings together information resources related to the area of professional research, the research life cycle and the college services and resources available to support both emerging and established researchers.

ANZCA Institutional Research Repository

Learn more about ANZCA's dedicated institutional research repository, create an online research profile or access the ANZCA publications archive.

The ANZCA Institutional Research Repository (AIRR) has been developed to collect, preserve and promote the significant amount of important research published by college fellows and trainees.

AIRR | ANZCA Institutional Research Repository


The ARCN Sub-committee has developed a pandemic guide as a resource for anaesthesia research coordinators and research teams to help navigate the changing research landscape.

Research consultation service

The college now has a dedicated Research Librarian, who will be able to assist you with your research-related queries and provide literature search assistance.

Research support toolkit (RSTK)

This in-depth toolkit brings together information resources related to the area of professional research, the research life-cycle and the college resources available to support ANZCA researchers. It offers a primer for emerging investigators and research co-ordinators who would like to know more, and support materials for both new and established researchers.

Roles in practice

Access resources to support the professional practice domains of collaborator, communicator, health advocate, leader and manager, professional, and scholar.

Learn more about the resources available to support the professional practice domains of communicator, collaborator, leader and manager, scholar, health advocate and professional in anaesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine.

The ANZCA Roles in Practice are taught throughout the ANZCA | FPM training programs, and describe the roles of a specialist anaesthetist and specialist pain medicine physician and how they apply to contemporary practice.

Document delivery

It is possible for ANZCA fellows, trainees and SIMGsto request journal articles, chapters from books or conference papers not held by ANZCA Library free-of-charge.

Databases & collections

ANZCA library provides access to a range of specialised medical and education databases and collections.

Literature searching

Learn more about how to conduct your own literature search and the ANZCA library's literature search service.

For anaesthetists and pain specialists needing help conducting their own literature searches on specific topics, using specialised resources - including those available through the ANZCA library.


Learn more about the how to assemble and format citations appropriate for your needs, and download the ANZCA EndNote style.


Learn more about the tools available that can be used for presentations and assignments.

Talk to us

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