In 2014–15 we worked across the health system to address major challenges such as removing barriers to using research, tapping the potential of Big Data for better use in health and more broadly and looking outside the health system to recognise the drivers of health and ill-health.

Five new members joined us, bringing our membership to 45 research groups and universities across four states and territories; we worked with 70 policy and program agencies on diverse projects from health protection to targeting integrated care; use of our Secure Unified Research Environment increased by more than 100%; and we saw increased interest from health decision makers in using the 45 and Up Study and seeking access to evidence through our Knowledge Exchange Division.

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