Research Prioritisation workshops

Are you a clinician, researcher or funder who is interested in learning more about research prioritisation?

Please join us at 2 ACTA workshops being held on 28 and 30 September titled “Research Prioritisation Uncovered”. These workshops will showcase the key outcomes from the ACTA Research Prioritisation Reference Group and the Impact and Implementation of Clinical Trial Networks Reference Group.

The purpose of these workshops, is to support clinicians, researchers and funders who are interested in learning more about research prioritisation.

The workshops will be delivered by leaders in the field, A/Prof Haitham Tuffaha – University of Queensland, Prof Rachael Morton – The University of Sydney, Prof Paul Hansen (1000minds founder) – University of Otago, and Prof Carmel Hawley – Australian Kidney Trials Network (AKTN).

While attendance is free, registration is required.

Workshops details

The workshops will both cover a broad range of topics, and you are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

WORKSHOP 1 - Tuesday 28 September 2021 (1.00 - 2.30 pm AEST)

This workshop aims to provide participants:

  • An understanding of the Research Prioritisation Framework
  • An understanding of how to use 1000minds - a tool to support the prioritisation and selection of research proposals. 1000minds tools are based on Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), specifically the PAPRIKA method (i.e., applying explicit criteria and weights representing decision-makers’ preferences to prioritise or choose between the alternatives under consideration, such as research questions or proposals)
  • An opportunity to learn about ACTA’s Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE) Survey that utilised the 1000minds software to rank criteria most important to researchers, funders and consumers
  • An opportunity to ask questions to an expert panel.

WORKSHOP 2 - Thursday 30 September 2021 (12.30 - 2.00 pm AEST)

The workshop will cover different aspects of Research Prioritisation including theory, tools and guidance on how to do formal Research Prioritisation. Learnings and challenges will also be shared.

This workshop aims to provide participants:

  • An understanding of ACTA’s Return on Investment Project
  • An opportunity to learn how to do Value of Information (VOI) Analysis
  • An opportunity to learn about Research Prioritisation in CTNs
  • An opportunity to participate in a moderated discussion with the workshop presenters.


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