Research Information

Database Research

 

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 Committee

 

Research Program activities are governed by the Database Research Committee.

Prof Julian Smith

Prof Julian Smith

Chair / ANZSCTS Surgeon

Prof Christopher Reid

Prof Christopher Reid

Research Program Director

 

Mr Gil Shardey

Mr Gil Shardey

Chair / ASCRI Ltd

Prof Alistair Royse

Prof Alistair Royse

ANZSCTS Surgeon

Mr Andrew Newcomb

Mr Andrew Newcomb

ANZSCTS Surgeon

Mr Bruce Davis

Mr Bruce Davis

ANZSCTS Surgeon

 

Mr Cheng-Hon Yap

Mr Cheng-Hon Yap

ANZSCTS Surgeon

 

Prof Robert Baker

Prof Robert Baker

Perfusionist

Dr Jenni Williams-Spence

Dr Jenni Williams-Spence

ANZSCTS Database

Dr Lavinia Tran

Dr Lavinia Tran

ANZSCTS Database

Ms Angela Brennan

Ms Angela Brennan

SURE Curator

 

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 anzscts@monash.edu.

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*
Friday 31st January 2020 Monday 10th February 2020 Monday 17th February 2020
Friday 24th April 2020 Monday 11th May 2020 Monday 18th May 2020
Friday 31st July 2020 Monday 10th August 2020 Monday 17th August 2020
Friday 30th October 2020 Monday 9th November 2020 Monday 16th November 2020

* Subject to change

Forms

ANZSCTS Database Requests for Researchers – Request for Data or Analysis of Data 

ANZSCTS Database Data Definitions Manual

ANZSCTS Information to assist with ethics applications

ANZSCTS Database Research Progress Report

Note: Information regarding requests for summary data by participating hospitals is on the Information for Professionals page.

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

 

Research Publications – January 2019