Through the Sax Institute, researchers can access world-class research assets and link to health decision makers.
Our research assets
The 45 and Up Study is a collaborative resource available to all Australian researchers. With 260,000 participants it is the largest cohort study addressing healthy ageing in Australia and includes both self-report data and links to routinely collected health data.
SURE, the Secure Unified Research Environment, is a secure computing environment that Australian researchers can log in to remotely to analyse linked health data.
Linking to health decision makers
Our Evidence Check, Evaluation Make and Evidence Exchanges help policy, program and service delivery decision makers find and use research data and research expertise. The Sax Institute brokers these services — provided mainly by researchers — through our Knowledge Exchange program. Researchers who join our RADAR database may work with us to conduct Evidence Check reviews for commissioning policy agencies.
Regular forums are held via HARC, the Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration. The HARC network links more than 5000 researchers, health managers, clinicians and policy makers so they can share ideas about improving health and hospital services through research.
Our members-only CIPHER web portal for health decision makers is one way of showcasing your work to those who plan and deliver health services and programs. Email our Communications team about your new papers, reports or upcoming meetings that may interest policy makers.
Research Action Awards
In 2015 the Institute launched its inaugural Research Action Awards to recognise researchers whose work has made a real impact on policy, programs or services.
Applications for the 2016 awards have now closed.
- Learn about our 2015 award winners.