Medical sciences--Research


1 Dec 2018

From 2006 to 2015, about 2,500 clinical trials were conducted in New Zealand with more than 1.6 million participants enrolled. This report gives a comprehensive overview of the current clinical trials landscape in New Zealand.


Australian health data series Volume 2
29 Nov 2018

This report offers a series of recommendations to enhance health and medical research in Australia, saving lives and saving dollars.


16 Oct 2018

Deloitte Access Economics has prepared this report for Novartis that provides insight into the burden of migraine in Australia.

Journal article

27 Sep 2018

This article finds that the level of evidence for the effectiveness of strategies to improve the use of research in policy making is low, and there remains a need for well-designed empirical studies that evaluate interventions.


Why UK research and innovation needs a greater diversity of priorities, politics, places and people
12 Jul 2018

This report sets out why and how the United Kingdom needs to escape the biomedical bubble if it is to realise the economic, social and health potential of new investment in research and development.


Guidance for a new research paradigm
10 Jul 2018

When is it appropriate to return individual research results to participants? The immense interest in this question has been fostered by the growing movement toward greater transparency and participant engagement in the research enterprise. Yet, the risks of returning individual research results—such as results with...


27 Jun 2018

This report looks at the science of mitochondrial donation and evaluates whether the Australian government should consider making mitochondrial donation available within Australia, and if so, under what kind of regulatory regime.

Journal article

1 Jun 2018

Sponsorship of research and education occurs commonly in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and food and drink industries. The aim of this article is to alert GPs to the risk of bias in research and education funded by for-profit organisations, and to provide strategies to avoid...

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Operational Protocol V1
27 Apr 2018

The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data over many years from one million or more people living in the United States, with the ultimate goal of accelerating research and improving health.

Unlike research studies that are focused on...

Journal article

7 Mar 2018

This research article aims to measure the extent to which a range of tools and systems to support research use were available within six Australian agencies with a role in health policy, and examine whether this was related to the extent of engagement with, and...


18 Dec 2017

From 2006 to 2015, over 10,000 clinical trials were conducted in Australia with more than 5 million participants enrolled. This report gives a comprehensive overview of the current clinical trials landscape in Australia.


15 Dec 2017

This report asserts that a national conversation around evidence-based care and eliminating unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures through better discussions between clinicians and consumers is certainly taking hold.


21 Nov 2017

This report reviews the evidence for the efficacy of biomarkers and examines overseas precedents for their regulation and the Australian context. It also reports on the opinions of the end-users of biomarkers who are ultimately responsible for their measurement being translated into improved patient care...

Journal article

21 Nov 2017

This article asserts that even back in the 1960s, the U.S sugar industry was covering up evidence of the harmful effects of sugar.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

This study explores the experiences of Australian general practitioners (GPs) with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) about their choice to abandon or pursue an academic career.


1 Aug 2017

This report analysed 25 Australian clinical trials initiated by clinicians and found that if the results of the trials were implemented in just two-thirds of the relevant groups of patients for one year, $1.4 billion would be saved through improvements in patient health outcomes, and...


18 Jul 2017

This report provides data and analyses for the first 12 months of the operation of the CARAlert system from 17 March 2016 to 31 March 2017.


7 Mar 2017

Executive summary

The New Zealand Health Research Strategy 2017–2027 will set a 10-year strategic direction for the health research system. Its aim is to ensure that investments in health research make the greatest contribution to the lives of New Zealanders – to their...


20 Feb 2017

Biotechnology firm managers are no strangers to uncertainty. Uncertainty surrounding the potential payoff of an investment is common for most businesses; but biotech firms are also faced with uncertainty regarding the development of an investment. The time a new biotechnology takes to progress through the...

Journal article

15 Feb 2017

This paper discusses the use of secondments as a tool to increase knowledge translation between academics and policy makers by developing individual capacity.

A case study is presented of a reciprocal secondment between a government department and a university.

Enablers of knowledge translation...



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