Research Education and Training Program (RETProgram)
The Research Education and Training Program (RETProgram) was established to empower WA health scientists and practitioners to improve the efficiency of the planning, design, implementation and translation of successful research which can impact policy and practice. RETProgram’s vision is to provide accessible online research education that will:
- Significantly enhance research workforce capacity and capability and therefore the standard of health and medical research in WA.
- Lead to the attraction of first-class researchers to a high-quality research environment.
Since 2015, a suite of online education modules have been developed specifically tailored to the needs of the WA health and medical research community. The online courses, workshops and other educational resources are high quality and current. A Steering Committee guides the strategic direction of the curriculum, delivery and evaluation of the program.
If you are based in WA, at a WAHTN partner organisation, the online training is free of charge and can be undertaken at a time convenient to the user. Materials can also be tailored by individual institutions or departments for use in the research indication process. It can also assist in setting expected standards and alert staff entering research to key contacts, training and resources in the field. The RETProgram will continue to expand and offer additional content areas.