Genomic Institute Research
The Genomic Institute is enabling translational genomics by providing a platform for the delivery of implementation focussed research outcomes. The Genomic Institute research platform includes the provision of essential functions to facilitate research translation and mechanisms to support research development with clinical impact.
Enabling and advocating for research aligned with priority areas: Through consultation and continual engagement, the Genomic Institute is maintaining a research agenda that prioritises initiatives to ensure maximum impact and outcomes.
Facilitation of partnerships: Partnerships capitalise on shared resources, enable funding and assist in predicting and minimising barriers to implementation. The Genomic Institute is developing partnerships across a broad range of groups, to build on combined strengths for healthcare outcomes delivery. Partnerships across academic, health service, industry, research, patient and advocacy groups are priority, with the intent to enable leverage opportunities for mutual benefit.
Health service integration: The Genomic Institute represents a health service embedded facility by which to access health service expertise, data and clinical delivery. The Genomic Institute has developed pathways and service support expertise to enable efficient and informed process to access aspects of the health service, including methods to minimise barriers and to enable healthcare informed project design.
Supporting clinicians in research: Health practitioners and clinics inform health research with real impact. The Genomic Institute is supporting clinicians to undertake research in an approach that benefits clinical practice but also one that enables continuity of clinical care. By enabling partnerships and supporting clinically integrated practitioner led research functions, the Genomic Institute is enabling clinicians to inform or lead research, thereby maximising clinical input into research outcomes.
Provision of business support and governance: Research translation requires economic evaluation, governance, ethical review, process development and change management appropriate to the health service. Through demonstrator projects and heath service embedded expertise in service design and delivery, researchers and clinicians can access support for clinical development and change processes essential to deliver healthcare outcomes from research.
Supporting evaluation of outcomes: A learning healthcare system requires the continual integration of evidence into the health service. Health service change also requires early incorporation of evaluation measures, to inform and validate change processes and to clarify value of the outcomes. The Genomic Institute is supporting project and health service evaluation and analysis, to enable transition of research into service delivery.
Genomics training and student exchange opportunities: The Genomic Institute Learning Centre is supporting the integration of clinical students into research programs and supports embedding of research students into clinical facing projects. This provision of learning support also enables the change processes required for delivery of research outcomes into clinical care.
Genomic Institute Research Focus Areas
The Genomic Institute has developed a set of six broad areas which have been identified through extensive consultation as having the highest clinical relevance. The six focus areas represent priority areas to promote research translation with maximum impact. By supporting responsive and informed focus areas, the Genomic Institute will maintain responsive and current research with high impact outcomes that integrate patient needs and deliver real patient outcomes.
This will be delivered through six key research focus areas:
Partnerships, Collaborations and Sponsorships
The Genomic Institute is part of the Herston Health Precinct, a global leader in health, innovation, education, research, training and clinical care. The Institute supports local, national and international collaborative research and partnerships with health services, academic and research institutions, and commercial organisations.
Establishing strategic partnerships and research collaborations with organisations including Hospital and not-for-profit Foundations, Universities, Government and Industry is a key priority of the Genomic Institute.
For further information about how to get involved with research supported by the Genomic Institute, please email: GenomicInstitute@health.qld.gov.au