Queensland Emergency Medicine Research Foundation: Special report

FitzGerald, Gerry, Codd, Catrina, Aitken, Peter, & Sinnott, Michael (2011) Queensland Emergency Medicine Research Foundation: Special report. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24(1), pp. 37-42.

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The development of any new profession is dependent on the development of a special body of knowledge which is the domain of the profession and key to this is the conduct of research.

In 2007, as part of the settlement of an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement and following sustained lobbying by Emergency Physicians, the Queensland Government agreed to establish an Emergency Medicine Research Fund to foster the development of research activities in Emergency Medicine in Queensland. That fund is now managed by the Queensland Emergency Medicine Research Foundation.

The aims of this article are to describe the strategic approaches taken by the Foundation and its first three years of experience, to describe the application of research funds and to foreshadow an evaluative framework for determining the strategic value of this community investment.

The Foundation has developed a range of personnel and project support funding programs and competition for funding has increased. Ongoing evaluation will seek to determine the effectiveness of this funding strategy on improving the effectiveness of research performance and the clinical and organisational outcomes that may derive from that initiative.

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ID Code: 53473
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Emergency medicine, Research evaluation, Research funding
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2011.01497.x
ISSN: 1742-6731
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Care Administration (111709)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: © 2011 The Authors. EMA © 2011 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine
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Deposited On: 22 Nov 2012 22:12
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:09

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