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Research at CCLHD

Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) is committed to supporting high-quality health and medical research, as outlined in the CCLHD Research Plan 2017-2021 and reflected in the organisation’s vision of ‘Caring for the Coast’.

A key strategic priority for CCLHD is ‘Caring for our Future’ which encourages staff to strive for innovation and apply their knowledge and skills to find new and improved ways of delivering care and achieving better patient outcomes. We are committed to growing our research capacity and promoting a research culture, which will be reflected in the next CCLHD Strategic Research Plan 2022-2026.

The CCLHD Research Office is located in the Central Coast Clinical School & Research Institute on the Gosford Hospital campus. The primary responsibility of the Research Office is overseeing research governance for the District which includes coordinating the Board Research Committee (BRC) and Operational Research Committees (ORC). The BRC advises the CCLHD Board and Chief Executive on research governance and strategies to promote and support research across the district. The ORC is a subcommittee of the BRC that identifies, develops and recommends the implementation of activities that will improve the operational effectiveness of research and grow research capabilities across CCLHD.

The CCLHD Research Office is primarily concerned with research governance of local projects as well as offering assistance with ethics applications, providing research education and training sessions, and assistance with grant applications for local staff and students. The Research Office is also responsible for monitoring local clinical trials, processing Honorary Conjoint Scholar applications, and managing grant-funded projects. Research Office staff can provide assistance to local researchers interested in finding a mentor or in collaborating with partners on research projects, as well as organising local events such as the annual Research and Innovation Symposium.

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