Welcome to the Research section of the Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN), Women's and Children's Hospital website. Our world-class researchers are searching to develop new treatments and diagnostic methods for a variety of diseases and better health for our community.
We collaborate with many other research organisations in Australia and overseas to enhance our research efforts. Research is supported by internal and external funding from a variety of sources.
In particular, the Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation is a key supporter of research at WCHN. Established in 1989, the WCH Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a Board of Directors and incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1985.
The WCH Foundation is the charity for the benefit of the Women’s & Children’s Hospital. It works in partnership with the South Australian community to support the Hospital and achieve positive long-term outcomes for women, babies and children. The Foundation's vision is to advance the health and wellbeing of women and children through an ongoing commitment to providing excellence in medical and health care and funding ground-breaking research.
Without research new treatments, cures and interventions will not be possible.
The Research Secretariat supports and co-ordinates research committees and provides guidance and advice for researchers regarding submissions and other research issues.
Opportunities for research funding, awards and scholarships can be accessed by clicking here.
Relevant Codes, Policies and Procedures
Research is a key and valued activity of the Women's and Children's Health Network and it is vital that researchers conduct their research in accordance with accepted codes of conduct and policies. The WCHN Code of Conduct for Research provides standards of work performance and ethical conduct expected of all persons engaged in research at, and in association with, the WCHN, including employees, non-employees and students. This Code of Conduct is to be read in conjunction with the WCHN Research Policy and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2007.
ALL researchers must familiarise themselves with these three documents and ensure that the provisions are observed when undertaking research at WCHN.
WCHN Research Policy - currently under review
In addition, the following must be adhered to by ALL researchers when undertaking various types of research at WCHN:
Researchers should also be familiar with the WCHN Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which provide detailed processes and procedures for research at WCHN.
Research publicity is handled through Community Engagement and Media .
Please call (08) 8161 8313 or (08) 8161 1764 to speak to a Communication Consultant.