Project: A research project submitted to the Portal, or any altered or new research project arising from discussion between a Supervisor and Doctor in Training after initial contact via the Portal
AMA WA: Australian Medical Association (WA) Inc., including all of its committees, sub-committees and subsidiaries
Panel: The Research Portal Review Panel, as appointed by AMA WA. Individual members’ names can be viewed on the website (link).
Portal: The AMA WA Doctors in Training Research Portal; also known as Buildit
Supervisor: The nominated research supervisor for any Project or Profile submitted to the Portal
Doctor in Training: A person accessing the Portal as a Doctor in Training user
Co-Supervisor: A person, who must be an accredited trainee of a College, providing supervision to a Doctor in Training user under the ultimate supervision of a Supervisor
College: A medical college recognised for medical practice in Australia
- Supervisor declarations
1.1. On submission of a Project to the Portal, the Supervisor or Co-Supervisor will declare that:
- The Supervisor is a Fellow of a College, or holds a Masters or higher-level qualification, by thesis, in a field relevant to medical science;
- The Supervisor has co-authored, as first or senior author, five or more peer-reviewed original research papers published in journals relevant to medical science;
- The Supervisor has the sufficient experience, skills, resources and availability to supervise a Doctor in Training with no more than undergraduate-level research skills and experience through to completion of the Project. Where prerequisites beyond undergraduate-level research skills are required of the Doctor in Training, these shall be clearly stated within the text of the submitted Project proposal;
- Successful completion of the Project will, in the opinion of the Supervisor, allow for the Doctor in Training to present the findings of the Project at a national conference, at the minimum; and
- Any meaningful contribution made by the Doctor in Training towards completion of the Project will be acknowledged with authorship on any presentation or publication produced as a result of the contribution, consistent with standard academic practice.
- Review process
2.1. All Projects will be subject to review by the Panel.
2.2. Initial review will be by one or more members of the Panel, as decided by the Panel’s Chairman. If the reviewers deem the Project to be acceptable, it will be displayed on the Portal, subject to the discretion of the Chairman. The target turnaround time for this process is 14 days.
2.3. If the reviewers deem the Project to be unacceptable, it will be reviewed by a full Panel, which will decide whether the Project is (a) Accepted, (b) Rejected or (3) Accepted with modification. If modifications recommended by the Panel are accepted by the Supervisor, the amended Project will be displayed. The target turnaround time for this process is 28 days.
2.4. All decisions of the Panel and of its Chairman will be considered final, with no formal process of appeal.
- AMA WA does not make representations or provide any guarantee to the Supervisor that:
- Submitted Projects and Profiles will be displayed on the Portal;
- Submitted Projects and Profiles will be displayed on the Portal within the target turnaround time described in section (2);
- He or she will be contacted by any Doctor in Training as a result of Projects or Profiles being displayed on the portal;
- Any Doctor in Training contacting the Supervisor will commence work on a Project; or
- Any Doctor in Training commencing work on a Project will complete that work to a satisfactory standard.
- AMA WA does not make representations or provide any guarantee to the Doctor in Training that:
- Suitable Projects or Profiles in an area of interest to the Doctor in Training will be available;
- All Projects and Profiles are current and available at the time of viewing;
- Supervisors will respond to the initial contact by the Doctor in Training, or, after discussion, will offer their supervision to that Doctor in Training to commence a research project; or
- Supervisors will continue to provide supervision to a Doctor in Training who, in the view of the Supervisor, has made insufficient progress towards completion of a research project.
- Other limitations on responsibility of AMA WA
5.1. AMA WA is not responsible, nor does it provide arbitration, for any conflict or other problems with the relationship between a Supervisor and Doctor in Training arising from initial contact facilitated by the Portal, except in the case of an AMA member where a specific industrial issue arises, in which case support may be provided by the AMA WA to that AMA member in line with normal industrial representative practice.
- Limitation of access to Doctors in Training
6.1. This service is provided as a service to Doctors in Training (interns, residents and registrars) in Western Australia. AHPRA registration as a medical practitioner is mandatory and evidence of this must be provided by account-holders if requested.
- Use of personal information
7.2. AMA WA may use personal information internally for the operation and enhancement of the Portal, including for quality assurance and improvement
7.3. AMA WA may use personal information that has been de-identified and aggregated to describe the process and outcomes of the Portal to third parties, for the purpose of improving the operation of the Portal
7.4. AMA WA will not disclose any personal information to third parties for the purpose of marketing
Updated 21 April 2016