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Research Office

At the Kolling Institute, we all aspire to conduct research that is aimed at living healthy long lives and our themes reflect the patients’ journey: Healthy Start to Life; Acute and Critical Care; Combating Chronic Disease and Healthy Ageing.

We are making important breakthroughs, identifying new drugs and devices that can cure disease, and developing smarter ways of diagnosing and treating patients and keeping people healthy.

The Kolling Institute is unique in that we bring together and support research activity across the broad portfolio of the Northern Sydney Local Health District. What that means is we have a unique mix of scientists, academics, clinical staff, community health workers and educators all working together on the same health priorities for all Australians.

Spanning from Sydney Harbour to the upper north shore, our footprint encompasses six hospitals and many community health centres. Our impressive research and education facility is located in the heart of one of Australia’s largest hospital campuses, at Royal North Shore Hospital. We are affiliated with the University of Sydney through the Sydney Medical School’s Northern Clinical School and we collaborate widely with industry and other research institutions. It’s through this team approach that we can drive change. Most importantly, many of the questions we strive to answer come directly from the wards and health centres, from medical staff and from patients themselves.

The Kolling Research Office provides research support services to researchers across the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD). These services are structured into four teams:

  • Research Development – providing support for building academic excellence through supporting strategic planning in the areas of financial sustainability, performance evaluation and workforce development.
  • Research Governance and Compliance – providing support for managing the submission, review and approval of research projects conducted across the NSLHD, is certified by both the NSW Ministry of Health and the NHMRC for Research Governance and participates in the National Mutual Acceptance initiative. It is also responsible for ensuring compliance with these relevant regulatory frameworks. This team provide committee support for the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), Animal Care and Ethics Committee (ACEC) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).
  • Research Business Support – providing support for research financial, workforce and IT management.
  • Research Facility Management – providing support for all facilities where research is conducted including Laboratories and Clinical Research.

The first point of contact for researchers wishing to undertake research projects across the NSLHD is the Kolling Research Office.