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The Research Network provides support services to biomedical, clinical and public health research being conducted in hospital based research centres and departments throughout WSLHD. We have approximately 150 people dedicated full-time to research, and many more conducting research in conjunction with their daily health care duties across clinical, nursing, community health and allied health disciplines.
Research is supported by providing executive and administrative support to a number of WSLHD research and special purpose committees whose role is to ensure the ethical and safe conduct of research within the LHD. The Network also performs research administration functions for research grants and projects, scholarships, clinical trials. Some of the committees which are supported include the Human Research Ethics Committees, the Scientific Advisory Committees, and the Institutional Biosafety Committee.