The Sax Institute provides training for policymakers, practitioners and researchers to build skills and knowledge that will enable the best use of research to support decision making.

Our training will provide you with tools and knowledge you need, whether you are a policymaker or practitioner seeking to build confidence in understanding how research and evaluation can be used effectively to shape your work or a researcher aiming to have your work used in the development and implementation of policies and programs.

One of our main aims at the Sax Institute is to build ways for researchers, policymakers and practitioners to ensure policy and practice are based on the best available evidence.

We provide training to develop skills on using research and evaluation in policy and practice and for working collaboratively.

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Upcoming training events:

Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, we offer training courses via webinar or face to face delivery. Our face to face courses are held in venues registered as COVID-19 Safe Businesses in accordance with the NSW Government guidelines.

Working with MBS and PBS data

30 July 2021 & 13 Aug 2021. The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) are valuable data resources with untapped potential to identify and monitor patterns of health service use and inform health service planning. In this course participants will gain: An introduction to datasets Advice...

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Introduction to program evaluation

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This event has been postponed. New dates TBA. This workshop will be held online (via Zoom) over two x 2.5 hour sessions. We will provide you with the Zoom link before Session 1 commences. This workshop will help participants understand how to select the most appropriate approach when seeking...

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Critical appraisal of research to support policy and program professionals

Not currently scheduled. To be notified when this course is running, please subscribe to our Events and Training Notifications. Are you a policy maker or program manager who needs to use research findings in your work? If so, the Sax Institute’s upcoming training course could be for you. In this...

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Introduction to economic evaluation in health

Not currently scheduled. To be notified when this course is running, please subscribe to our Events and Training Notifications. Join us for an “Introduction to Economic Evaluation in Health”, conducted by experienced health economists from the Sydney Health Economics Collaboration (comprising the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney,...

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Building successful partnerships for policy-relevant research

Not currently scheduled. To be notified when this course is running, please subscribe to our Events and Training Notifications. Research conducted with policy partners can have a greater chance of impacting on policies, programs and services. But how do early career researchers build these partnerships? How do they manage...

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