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Research Strategy

Research Strategy

The Mater Hospital prides itself on nurturing a well-established, experienced and committed research team, individually and collectively, as they work to improve the outcomes for patients. The Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare will endeavour to develop expertise and research excellence in specific thematic research areas and to enhance our reputation and capability in research.

We aim to achieve this goal by
  • Defining a clear research strategy for MMUH aligned to our core areas of expertise ex. Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Neuroscience, Trauma
  • Putting in place the appropriate processes, governance and technology to support research
  • Proactively sharing, communicating and promoting our research internally and externally
  • Translating research into clinical practice through contemporary training and education programmes
  • Provide out-patient facilities for patient research, including clinical trials
  • Closely integrate the CRC with the hospital
  • Support clinical research (clinical trials and investigator-initiated translational medicine)
  • Provide a focal point for clinical research management (regulatory affairs, quality assurance, clinical trial implementation, data storage and analytics)
  • To develop and support research talent to achieve their potential in delivering the research element of the hospital strategy
  • Provide critical infrastructure, including laboratory support, directly or through partnership

Key developments

  • Developing the MMUH/UCD Clinical Research Centre on site
  • Centre for Translational Medicine
  • Innovative Genomics Initiative
  • HRB Clinical Trials Networks
  • Bio-banking facilities