New funding for clinical change projects in genomics
November 25, 2021
Melbourne Genomics will seek expressions of interest for projects that support the use of genomics in patient care within Victorian hospitals.
From 2014-2020, we supported studies that established the clinical utility and value of genomics.
Now it’s time for the next critical step: embedding genomics in the Victorian health system.
In 2022, we will fund projects that inform the widespread use of genomics within Victorian hospitals. These projects will road-test innovative solutions to real-world challenges: from patient care to referral pathways, access to expertise, data use, decision support and more.
Prof Clara Gaff, Executive Director of Melbourne Genomics, said: “This is an opportunity rarely available through mainstream grants programs.
“You can trial solutions to challenges you encounter in your work, or design practical ways to improve patient care. You will also gain experience in change management, supported by experts in implementation science.”
These projects are part of a broader study that explores what is needed to support sustained and appropriate use of genomics within Victoria. This will enable more targeted care for Victorians with many different health conditions.
Expressions of interest open in February 2022.
What you need to know
- Projects are open to healthcare professionals working at a Melbourne Genomics member hospital. Our member hospitals are The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Austin Health and Monash Health.
- A total of $3 million is available to fund eligible projects. This will cover three projects, with the budget for each project determined through the selection process.
- Projects will run for a maximum of 24 months, including evaluation. Co-design for projects selected for funding will begin in June 2022.
- Co-design is critical to the process. Clinicians will work closely with a diverse group of stakeholders and the Melbourne Genomics program team.
What you can do now
These projects are funded by the Victorian Government and the members of the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance.