The Victorian Research Translation Centre Collaborative
The NHMRC accredited Victorian translation centres, MACH, Monash Partners, and Western Alliance link across metro, regional and rural Victoria. Over 95% of health and medical research in Victoria occurs within these centres, and their role is to embed research into healthcare to improve health outcomes. The Victorian Research Translation Centre Collaborative (VRTCC) has been tasked with contributing to the Victorian healthcare recovery efforts through identifying priorities, supporting research and evidence translation and improving outcomes.
An Executive Committee, independently chaired by Prof Richard Larkins, oversees the VRTCC and funding is jointly held by the three centres.
Membership includes the independent chair, leads of each Centre, a GP, a consumer, a lead Victorian Government representative and a nominated CEO member rotating across centres.
The VRTCC has received funding from the Victorian Government to support a number of shared initiatives including activities on statewide streamlining of research governance and the recently funded proof of concept Victorian Collaborative Healthcare Recovery Initiative.
The Centres have also been invited to collectively inform the Victorian Research Strategy being developed by the Victorian Government.