The Sax Institute is an independent organisation that exists to help governments find and make best use of research in their work. We work with many different government agencies, including Commonwealth and State governments. We host research assets like the 45 and Up Study and the SURE facility, and provide training and other support services for researchers. We have developed internationally recognised tools and services to generate faster and more cost-effective ways for governments to access high-quality evidence for decision making.
Sax Institute members include universities and research groups that are leaders in public health and health services research. Early career researchers who work at our Ordinary Member organisations are eligible to apply for a Sax Institute Research Action Award.
University and Ordinary Members are represented by three University Member Directors and three Ordinary Member Directors on our Board. All members (including Associate Members) can attend and speak at Annual General Meetings (AGMs).
There are no costs or fees charged to members and no requirement to complete or participate in any activities to remain a member. If the Institute is wound up, University and Ordinary Members must contribute up to $10 to cover payment of debts.