Tasmania's Research Strategy

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Research Strategy

The Tasmania public health system values health research as a drive to improving the quality of health care provided throughout the Tasmanian public health system and is committed to integrating health research into the Tasmanian public health system and increasing capacity for the conduct of clinical trials.

The Health Research Strategy 2020 Forward, has been developed in consultation with researchers and the community and draws from broader strategic national reforms.

To realise this vision the Department of Health has developed the Health Research Strategy 2020 Forward (The Strategy). The Strategy is structured around five integrated cornerstone principles, with Leadership and Governance as central.

  • Leadership and Governance
  • Partnerships and Collaboration
  • Safety, Quality and Innovation
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Infrastructure

Health research benefits patients through the advancement of medical knowledge. The conduct of clinical trials is estimated to be worth around $1 billion to the Australian economy each year. The Australian Government, through the ‘Encouraging More Clinical Trials in Australia Project’ is leading a body of work to improve the environment in which clinical trials are conducted with a view to improving health outcomes and increasing international investment in Australia.

Other initiatives include:

  • Australia’s Longer-Term National Health Plan
  • Australia’s National Science Statement
  • Global Innovation Strategy
  • NHRMC Research Quality Strategy
  • Australia 2030 Prosperity Through Innovation