Strategic Research Management: Fast Track Your Success

Optimising the sustainability of your site in today's changing landscape.

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“Content was really well set out and clear. I got great insight into the business and operations management side of clinical trials and practical ideas of how to apply different strategies to help optimize the business operations. The exercises were practical and relevant for each participant and I have an appreciation for how varied the clinical trial landscape is across Australia.” – Nuy Chau, Clinical Research Coordinator

“Great workshop, very detailed and covered a quite a few topics. [The facilitator] was very knowledgeable and engaging.” – Ellen Lyrtzis, Project Manager, Flinders University

Do you want to improve the way you manage your research and clinical trials?

This workshop will teach you business concepts and provide you with key core competencies to grow and sustain your clinical trials unit.

You will be provided with a broad introduction to business and customer intelligence, operations management, strategic planning, and financial management – all relevant to clinical trials.

The goal of the workshop is to expand your knowledge and skills and provide practical takeaways that you can implement immediately to make positive changes in your research operations. 

You will accomplish each learning objective below through a combination of theory and conceptual application within exercises. You will be given opportunities to practice, apply, and develop your business knowledge and skills through review questions and practical exercises. 

You can also claim 3 CPD points on completion of the workshop!

What will you learn?

On completion, you will be able to:  


Melinda Goldman

Melinda Goldman has extensive experience in the Clinical Trials sector, working on both pharmaceutical and medical device studies, for industry-sponsored and grant-based studies. Melinda has a background in site business development, start-up management, clinical trial finance and participant recruitment. She has over 12-years’ experience in clinical trials and operations management, backed by a track-record in business development and a Bachelor of Business Management.

Melinda is the Senior Projects Manager with PRAXIS Australia. She leads the PRAXIS’s national Clinical Trial Coordinator Internship Program and supports research staff with their research training needs. She is passionate about education for clinical professionals to ensure sustainability for research sites in Australia.


$599pp plus GST

*Savings available for group enrolments and for PRAXIS partner organisations.

Next Virtual Workshop

Wednesday 12 June 2024: 10.00am – 14.00pm

Wednesday 24 July 2024: 10.00am – 14.00pm

Wednesday 23 October 2024: 10.00am – 14.00pm

Need training on demand?

This session can also be conducted at your location for groups of 10 or more. Ask us about this today.

PRAXIS Australia has the right to cancel a workshop or training session (or move the event format online) due to unforeseen circumstances. For more information regarding our Cancellation Policy and your rights as a student, please see our Student Terms and Conditions

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