2018 Research Excellence Awards
Research is vital to improving healthcare outcomes. Our Metro North Research Excellence Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievement in research across all clinical specialties and professions.
Finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony on 22 May.
There are seven categories reflecting the various stages of research: three individual awards and four project awards. Employees of Metro North Hospital and Health Service engaged in health and medical research are eligible to be nominated.
People (individual) Awards
Researcher of the Year
An individual award that recognises an exceptional contribution to research which has impacted or has the potential to influence Metro North HHS patient outcomes through translation and/or implementation of research outcomes. Nominations will be sought from the Metro North Research Committee and each of the facility Executive Directors, Directors of Research and Clinical Research Directors/Leads. Direct nominations are also sought.
Rising Star Award
An individual award for early career researchers based on research outcomes achieved within 10 years (full-time equivalent) of the base professional degree of the nominee. Career interruptions impacting on full-time equivalence will be considered.
Research Support Award
An individual award that recognises an exceptional contribution to research by those who enable research through encouragement, mentorship or inspiration. This award seeks to acknowledge an individual who provides exceptional support and/or leadership that enhances research capacity within Metro North.
Project (individual or team) Awards
Discovery and Innovation Research Award
A team award that recognises research innovation, technology (including information technology and biotechnology) and/or basic science research which is relevant to clinical care. The research project addresses fundamental gaps in clinical knowledge through discovery stage research.
Clinical Research Award
A team award that recognises a research project, which is developing new clinical knowledge or trialling innovative approaches relevant to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease for our Metro North HHS patients.
Complex Health Challenges Research Award
A team award that acknowledges research which actively demonstrates multidisciplinary teamwork as integral to all phases of the project/programme of research that impacts on understanding and/or resolution of complex health challenges.
Health Services and Implementation Research Award
A team award that recognises implementation of research and/or health services research, which has led to significant improvements in patient centred outcomes and which impacts on effectiveness, access or efficiency of health service delivery.
Please read the submission guidelines for the criteria for each award.
This is the third year we have held the Metro North Research Excellence Awards. The 2017 Research Excellence Awards attracted 74 high calibre submissions across seven categories.