Fostering research and innovation capacity and capability across ACT Health and our partners

Welcome to the ACT Centre for Health and Medical Research. Our vision is to enhance the health and well-being of our community across the continuum of care through excellence in research and innovation. To do this we foster research and innovation capacity and capability across all of ACT Health and health services.

The office provides services designed to help researchers achieve success – advice and approvals for ethics, contractual matters, intellectual property, methods, statistics and various research skills. The office also leads research governance in areas such as strategy, research priorities, and engaging with stakeholders, especially our academic partners.

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Please visit our About Us page to learn more about the Office, including access to our strategic vision and plan.

The Canberra Health Services Library provides a range of services to researchers, including training on conducting literature reviews.


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Check out what is happening in research across the ACT. If you have a news story for us, please contact us at

Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM)

Highlights from the 2019 meeting.

CHARM 2019 was held 30 July – 2 August in the Canberra Hospital Auditorium.

Across the three-day meeting, the audience heard from expert international, national and local invited speakers, as well as local abstract presenters and 3 Minute Thesis competitors. 


ACT Health Vacation Study Program

The ACT Health vacation study program offers students the opportunity at the end of 2nd, 3rd and 4th year, to participate and gain experience in research at ACT Health.

The program provides students with an opportunity to learn valuable research skills which is an important part of university study. This program promotes development of research skills in students which is becoming increasingly important in medical science training.


Page last updated on: 11 Apr 2022