Skip to Main Content

Research support toolkit (RSTK): Overview

This toolkit brings together information resources related to the area of research, including all college-related support resources. 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.

Guide index

HomeLibrary > Library guides

1: Getting started

Where do I begin?
  • I'm a new researcher
    • Training pre-requisites
    • Scholar role training
    • New researcher support
      • ANZCA support to emerging researchers
      • ANZCA mentoring scheme
      • Getting started in research workshops
    • Clinical research
    • Research engagement toolkit
    • Encouraging women in research
    • Encouraging indigenous medical researchers
    • What are the barriers to getting involved?
  • Research & grant proposals
    • Choosing a research topic
    • Developing your research idea
    • What research is already happening
    • Creating a research proposal
    • Pilot and feasibility studies
    • Protocol templates
    • Creating a grant proposal
    • ANZCA Research Grants policy
    • CTN endorsement
  • Budgeting & funding
    • Creating a research budget
    • ANZCA Research Grants
    • Other Australian funding
    • Other New Zealand funding
  • Overseas funding
    • Hospitals
    • Mendeley funding
    • Other funding

2: Setting up

We've got the funding - now what?
  • Operational management
    • How research co-ordinators can help
    • Advice on developing a business case
    • Legal requirements
    • Trial registrations
  • Setting up a clinical trial
    • CTN call for sites
    • Assessing site feasibility
  • Additional resources
    • Australian Clinical Trials
    • Australian Clinical Trials Alliance
    • Books, journals & articles
    • Other useful tools
    • NIHR route-map
    • Research workflows/timeline

3: Conducting your research

We know what we want to do - how do we do it?
  • Existing literature & evidence
    • EBM Levels of evidence
    • Literature search
    • Systematic reviews/The Cochrane Library
    • Systematic Review Accelerator (CREBP)
    • Systematic Review Accelerator (SR-Accelerator)
    • Systematic review reporting
    • Covidence
    • OAIster
    • Co-Cites
    • Grey literature
    • Critical appraisal
  • Gathering evidence
    • Clinical trials
      • Pre-requisites
      • Resources to support the undertaking of clinical trials
      • Toolkit for Investigator-initiated clinical trials
      • Good clinical research practice
    • Conducting survey research
    • Thematic analysis (qualitative method)
    • ANZCA survey research
    • Research collaboration
  • ​Research data management
    • Data standards/FAIR data
    • Research data rights
    • Data management tools
    • Data transparency
  • Collating the evidence
    • Data types and descriptive statistics
    • Confidence intervals
  • Reporting the evidence
    • Research assessment
    • Recommendations for reporting
  • Ethics & governance
    • Ethics approval
    • National Mutual Acceptance (NMA)
    • NSW & ACT
    • QLD, VIC & Mater Hospitals
    • SA Health
    • WA Health
    • NZ
    • Indigenous guidelines
    • Gender equity reporting
  • Risk Management
    • Guidelines
  • Compliance & regulations
    • Research integrity
    • Conflict of interest

4: Publishing & impact

We're done - what now?
  • Writing a paper for publication
    • Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals
    • Ten simple rules for structuring papers
    • Author & reviewer tutorials
    • Referencing
    • Ethics for authors
    • Story, Not Study: 30 Brief lessons to Inspire Health Researchers as Writers
  • Where to publish
    • Find the right journal your for your research
    • Author information (by publisher)
    • Open access (Australia)
    • Open access (Overseas - Plan S/UKRI)
    • Open research (by publisher)
    • Publication costs
  • Conference presentations
    • Abstract writing
    • Abstract writing top tips webinar
    • Writing & presenting papers
  • Legal deposit
    • National Library of Australia
    • States & Territories
  • Institutional repositories
    • ANZCA Institutional Research Repository (AIRR)
    • Other research repositories
    • Research data repositories
  • Promoting my research
    • ANZCA promotional tools
    • Other promotional tools
  • Metrics & impact
    • General
    • Journal-level
    • Article-level
    • Author-level
    • Measuring research quality & impact

5: Research support

I need help? I'd like to offer my help?


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

It is now possible to chat direct with library staff using our new chat service.

The college acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.

The college acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.

The college recognises the special relationship between the Pacific peoples of New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific, and is committed to supporting those fellows and trainees of ANZCA, and improving the health of Pacific peoples.