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 / ASCRI Ltd
Prof Alistair Royse
Mr Andrew Newcomb
Prof Brian Buxton
Mr Bruce Davis
Mr Cheng-Hon Yap
Prof Robert Baker
Dr Jenni Williams-Spence
Dr Lavinia Tran
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.
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.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application deadlines for 2019 are tabulated below:
|Application Deadline||Meeting Date*||Outcome Notification*|
|Friday 25th January 2019||Monday 11th February 2019||Monday 18th February 2019|
|Friday 26th April 2019||Monday 13th May 2019||Monday 20th May 2019|
|Friday 26th July 2019||Monday 12th August 2019||Monday 19th August 2019|
|Friday 25th October 2019||Monday 11th November 2019||Monday 18th November 2019|
* Subject to change
Note: Information regarding requests for summary data by participating hospitals is on the Information for Professionals page.