The ANZSCTS Database Research Program is directed by Professor Christopher Reid, Data Custodian for the ANZSCTS 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 ANZSCTS Database Research Committee.
Prof Julian Smith
Chair / ANZSCTS Surgeon
Prof Christopher Reid
Research Program Director
Mr Gil Shardey
Chair / ASCRIL
Mr Andrew Newcomb
Mr Cheng-Hon Yap
Prof Brian Buxton
Prof Frank Rosenfeldt
Mr Bruce Davis
Prof Robert Baker
Dr Lavinia Tran
Dr Nupur Nag
Mrs Angela Brennan
Submitting A Research Application
The ANZSCTS Database Program 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.
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.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application deadlines for 2017 are tabulated below:
|Application Deadline||Meeting Date*||Outcome Notification*|
|Wednesday February 15||Monday March 6||Monday March 13|
|Wednesday May 17||Monday June 5||Monday June 12|
|Wednesday August 16||Monday September 4||Monday September 11|
|Wednesday November 15||Monday December 4||Monday December 11|
* Subject to change
Note: Information regarding requests for summary data by participating hospitals is on the Information for Professionals page.