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Participate in the 2018 NHMRC Survey of Clinician Researchers

We invite you to participate in a survey about career pathways for clinician researchers in Australia.

About the survey

The 2018 Survey of Clinician Researchers is being conducted on behalf of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) by ORIMA Research, an independent market and social research company. The research aims to better understand the career pathways available to clinician researchers in Australia. By participating in this survey, you will contribute to research that will inform NHMRC about:

  • whether there are appropriately clear and supported career pathways available to clinician researchers in Australia;
  • factors that enable some clinicians to enter research;
  • factors that enable some clinicians to maintain a career in research;
  • factors that cause some clinicians to choose not to enter research;
  • major support mechanisms and enablers for clinician researchers; and
  • major barriers and current issues for clinician researchers.

Participation in the project will assist NHMRC in building a better understanding of the clinician researcher population in Australia. To do this NHMRC and ORIMA require the participation of a large number of researchers. The project will benefit researchers from medical, nursing and allied health disciplines and in the longer term will aid the integration and translation of research into health policy and practice.

Your responses to the survey are completely anonymous. ORIMA Research complies with the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 in relation to the collection and use of survey data. Please click here to view ORIMA Research’s full Privacy Policy. Further information about confidentiality and privacy related to this survey can be found on the survey website (link below).

Ethics approval was granted for this project by the ORIMA Research Human Research Ethics Committee on 12 September 2018 (Approval Number: 0072018).


How to participate in the survey:

  1. Read the Participant Information Sheet.
  2. Go to the survey website by clicking on the link below or pasting the text into your browser:  
  1. Once you click on the ‘Start New Survey’ button, a unique password will be generated to enable you to return to your survey if you are unable to complete the survey in one sitting. Please make a note of the password for your reference – neither NHMRC nor ORIMA Research will be able to help you log back into your survey if you lose your password.
  2. Please complete the survey by 5PM AEDT Friday 1 February 2019.

The survey will take around 15-20 minutes to complete. You can access the survey as many times as is required until 5PM AEDT Friday 1 February 2019, using the unique password generated for you when you first start the survey.


Who should I contact for further information?

Should you have any technical queries regarding the online survey, please do not hesitate to contact May Doan at ORIMA Research on 1800 654 585 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have any questions about the research itself, please contact Alice Downing at NHMRC by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We encourage you to participate in this important research.