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Friday 14 February 2014 9:17am

The SJWRI and ARCH Network Clinical Research Symposium 'Starting in research? – Let's get it right!' was held at the University of Otago on 14 Feb 2014. The symposium was aimed at academic staff, postgraduate research students and dental practitioners interested in participating in clinical research in oral health and dentistry.

The ARCH network (Applied Research through Clinicians' Hands) is a new Dental Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) which is being established through the SJWRI Clinical Research Programme. PBRNs foster relationships between practitioners and academics by investigating research questions of relevance to daily clinical practice.

suzanne hanlin gary witte neil pickering CRS 14 FebSuzanne Hanlin, Director of the ARCH Network gave an introduction and welcome to the attendees, which was followed by a presentation by Neil Pickering (Senior Lecturer, Bioethics Centre) on 'Key issues in research ethics'.

Gary Witte, Manager of Academic Committees for the University of Otago Ethics Committee, presented on 'Human Participant Research Ethics: Frameworks and Practicalities.'

Following a light afternoon tea, Trish Leishman, Health Sciences Librarian gave a talk on 'Getting your teeth into research: tools and skills for finding information'.

If you are a dental practitioner and are interested in joining our PBRN, or would like further information:

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