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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.

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Upcoming webinars

ANZCA library support for researchers

Join us for a presentation on the ANZCA library support for researchers by Mr John Prentice (Library Manager) and Ms Kathryn Rough (Research Librarian) on Tuesday 28 June from 11am to 12noon AEST. Registration is now open.

From the Editor's Perspective Webinar (Elsevier Research)

In the first session of a 3 part webinar series, join Dr Ximena Alvira, MD, PhD as she discusses the key elements editors look for in a manuscript and what authors can do to increase the chances of their work being recognised. You'll learn:

  • Common pitfalls to effective publishing
  • How to improve research outcomes
  • How to standardise research practice

Can't make it that day? Register anyway to gain access to all content after the live session.

Note: Sessions 2 and 3 later this year will cover Writing an Original Research Article (5 October) and Fostering a Culture of Research (8 Nov).

Recent webinars

  • ANZCA Foundation: University Pathways for ANZCA Emerging Researchers - 14 April 2022
  • CTN Educational Sessions: ANZCA Research Grant Program - 15 February 2022

See Research support essentials: Workshops, events & webinars

ANZCA research

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.

ANZCA Research [college website]

The library subscribes to a number of core resources designed to better support research:

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


Professional practice research (PPR)

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

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 consultation service [college website]

Research support toolkit (RSTK)

This in-depth toolkit brings together information resources related to the area of 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

The ANZCA Roles in Practice are taught throughout the ANZCA | FPM training program so that trainees develop medical expertise and gain competency in all the attributes required of a specialist anaesthetist and specialist pain medicine physicians.

"Giving AIRR to ANZCA and FPM research"

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

Access anywhere

It is possible to access ANZCA library full-text resources outside the library via such services as Google Scholar and by utilising browser extensions that allow you to link to the full-text when a citation appears on a web site (ie: PubMed/Wikipedia).

Document delivery

It is possible for ANZCA users to 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.


Covidence is a web-based tool that improves healthcare evidence synthesis by improving the efficiency and experience of creating and maintaining Systematic Reviews.

Literature searching

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.


Research HelpLearn more about the how to assemble and format citations appropriate for your needs.


Research HelpTools that can be used for presentations and assignments.

Talk to us

We rely on your feedback to further develop and support user access to the ANZCA library. Use the link below to provide content suggestions, as well as to make recommendations, report issues, and to give general feedback.

Library feedback form

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