The ANZSCTS Cardiac Surgery Database Research Program is directed by Professor Christopher Reid, Data Custodian for the Database. Activities are financially supported through a NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship and NHMRC Program Grant awarded to Professor Reid. The Research Program focuses on three broad themes of research pertaining to:
- Risk prediction
- Intra-operative procedural analysis
- Improvement of clinical outcomes following cardiac surgery
Research Program activities are governed by the Database Research Committee.
Prof Julian Smith
Chair / ANZSCTS Surgeon
Prof Christopher Reid
Research Program Director
Mr Gil Shardey
Chair / ASCRI Ltd
Prof Alistair Royse
Mr Andrew Newcomb
Mr Bruce Davis
Mr Cheng-Hon Yap
Prof Robert Baker
Dr Jenni Williams-Spence
Dr Lavinia Tran
Ms Angela Brennan
Submitting a Research Application
The ANZSCTS Cardiac Surgery Database encourages participation in research activities from surgeons and key stakeholders at participating sites. The Research Program has strict guidelines for conducting research and all proposed research projects require an application to be submitted to the Research Committee for review. Approvals will be granted based on factors including: interest to community, track record of investigators, and the quality of the proposal.
To prevent duplication of project topics, researchers are encouraged to discuss applications with the Database ahead of submission. A list of current and previously completed projects is available on request via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approved research proposals must obtain appropriate HREC approval, submit an Annual Progress Report, and follow guidelines as indicated in the application proforma. Please read this document carefully. HREC approval may be sought prior to, or after, approval by the Research Committee, and access to data will be granted once evidence of this has been provided. Please refer to the Information to assist with ethics applications document for details about the Database that may be useful during the HREC application process.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application deadlines for 2020 are tabulated below:
|Application Deadline||Meeting Date*||Outcome Notification*|
|Wednesday 21st October 2020||Monday 9th November 2020||Monday 16th November 2020|
|Wednesday 20th January 2021||Monday 8th February 2021||Monday 15th February 2021|
|Wednesday 21st April 2021||Monday 10th May 2021||Monday 17th May 2021|
|Wednesday 21st July 2021||Monday 9th August 2021||Monday 16th August 2021|
* Subject to change
Note: Information regarding requests for summary data by participating hospitals is on the Information for Professionals page.