Introduction Project-based learning is currently the status quo for research training for health professional students; however, it alone is not sufficient for holistic development of research skills. One promising style of intervention that can complement project-based research training is a centralised hub of e-learning resources. Therefore, we explored the perception of health professionals in tertiary education, towards the E-learning hub named 'Health and Medical Sciences Research Modules'. Specifically, we explored (1) the role the Modules can play in supporting students in their research training courses, (2) the perception of the selection of topics and content quality and (3) student engagement with content. Methods Semi-structured interviews were conducted via the online platform Zoom for University of Western Australia 3rd- and 4th-year Dental doctoral students, and 2nd-year Master of Pharmacy students. Interview transcripts were analysed using the framework method, to identify manifest and latent level themes. Results Eleven participants completed the interview, including five dentistry and six pharmacy students. The analysis yielded numerous manifest level themes including selection and depth of topics, and four latent level themes: content volume and balance, relevance of content to project, alignment and sequencing, and interactivity. Discussion The present study suggests the Modules content and the online platform were well received as a complementary intervention to project-based learning. However, issues such as content oversaturation emerged as topics which can be addressed to improve the learning experience. These topics should be considered when considering further implementation of e-learning hubs to complement project-based learning, across Australia and worldwide.