Universities and research institutes with a significant public health or health service research program, as well as public health or health service research groups, can apply for membership.
Membership applications are subject to review and approval by the Sax Institute Board.
Criteria for an established public health or health service research program
The organisation must have:
- Received at least $1 million in research funds for public health and/or health services research from any source over the past three years OR
- Published 20 or more papers about in peer-reviewed journals about public health and/or health services research over the past four years. Authored reports published by governments and books and book chapters will be considered as publications and the Board will assess their contribution to knowledge, policy and practice in determining whether they equate to one or more peer-reviewed journal papers OR
- Demonstrated a substantial contribution to the development of policy or practice. The entity will be asked to make a case for impact to be considered by the Board. This case might include the number of reports published by governments or examples of work translating into policy and practice in the previous four years.
While all Members have the same rights and obligations, our approach to incorporated and unincorporated organisations differs slightly due to legal requirements.