A-CTEC: A Clinical Trials Training Initiative for everyone
What is A-CTEC?
A-CTEC (formerly V-CTEC) is a not for profit, member-based education platform, hosting a suite of evidence- based, interactive clinical trials education opportunities suitable for a range of learning needs.
Led by the Victorian Research Translation Centres of Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre, Melbourne Academic Centre for Health and Western Alliance Academic Health Science Centre, and supported by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit, Melbourne Children’s Trials Centre and Alfred Health.
In August 2022, The Australian Teletrial Program- South Australia (formerly the SA/NT Regional Clinical Trial Coordinating Centre) and the Office for Research in the Department for Health and Wellbeing in partnership with Health Translation SA collaborated to roll out what was then known as V-CTEC for everyone involved in Clinical Trials across South Australia.
In 2023, the V-CTEC scheme was rolled out nationally and has been renamed to A-CTEC.
What is A-CTEC’s vision?
To build the capacity and capability of the clinical trials workforce through easy access to world-class education and training opportunities, at no cost to the end user.
What does A-CTEC provide?
- Education and training that caters to the various levels of experience and competency of the clinical trials workforce,
- is relevant to the needs of different settings that undertake clinical trials across all locations and organisations
- Courses which are interactive, practical, multi-modal and evidence based.
- Networking opportunities for the clinical trials workforce
- share learnings and engage in the co-design of V-CTEC activities.
- A forum where duplication is reduced by working collaboratively to share resources and expertise.
- Reporting for reaccreditation.
Who is A-CTEC for?
A-CTEC is available to all staff involved in clinical trials in health service settings, regardless of role or site. The audience includes study coordinators, research nurses and clinical trial assistants, investigators, clinical trial pharmacists, HREC and governance officers, clinical and non-clinical research staff, general staff in departments that interact with clinical trials, employees involved in clinical trials from hospitals, community health settings, universities, and any location where clinical trial research is undertaken.