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Research Overview

The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia facilitates a variety of research. This section details an overview of the ethical review of research conducted by the Aboriginal Health Research Ethics Committee (AHREC) as well as AHREC meeting dates and the dates when proposals are due.

Also included is in this section is downloadable templates for the AHREC Application Submission Process, Modification Request Form, Annual Progress, Final Report by Principal Researcher Form and resources from AHCSA, SAHMRI and The Lowitja Institute such as:

You will also find information for the complaints process and appropriate contact details.

Current Research: Cancer Data and Aboriginal Disparities (CanDAD) Project

The project seeks to develop an integrated, comprehensive cancer monitoring system with a particular focus on Aboriginal people in South Australia that will integrate:

  • Cancer registry
  • Hospital
  • Radiotherapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Clinical
  • Screening and health insurance data to comprehensively monitor cancer incidence trends
  • Cancer management
  • Survival

Uniquely, the data system will incorporate Aboriginal patients’ experiences with cancer services to guide:

  • Continuous service improvement
  • Community engagement
  • Advocacy
  • Outcomes research
  • Providing data infrastructure for health services
  • Population research
  • Training for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers

To read more about the Cancer Data and Aboriginal Disparities Project, download the CanDAD Project Summary here.



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