The VSPR also encompasses a research project that is aiming to examine the effect of the virtual learning through simulation approach on NTS of undergraduate health professionals. All data collected from this research is anonymous and participation in the research is voluntary. Learners can use the resource without participating in the research.

Data regarding the number of hours of usage and a breakdown of leaners by discipline will be submitted to the Victorian Department of Health and Health Workforce Australia as part of reporting requirements; however no personal identifying details will be recorded or reported.

Ethical approval for this research has been granted by Monash University Human Ethics Committee and La Trobe University Human Ethics Committee.