Research hubs play an important role in promoting collaboration and coordinating the efforts of geographically proximate medical research institutes, local health districts, universities and community-orientated research in Medicare Locals.
NSW’s ten-year strategic plan for health and medical research recommended an enhanced role for research hubs that included key roles in fostering translation, innovation and research capacity.
Research hub collaboration has shown proven results, with Sydney Health Partners and the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE) recognised by the National Health and Medical Research Council as Advanced Health Research Translational Centres, and NSW Regional Health Partners recognised as a Centre for Innovation in Regional Health.
NSW Health, through the Office for Health and Medical Research, will engage with the health and medical research sector through the Advanced Health Research Translation Centres and Centres for Innovation in Regional Health, and will continue to support the geographical health and medical research hubs to monitor the progress of each hub against their strategy and objectives.
Updated 2 years ago