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Health service consumers and community members, are people with an interest in supporting the research activities of Metro South Health.
Metro South Health recognises that maximising the benefits of health research requires a community that guides and supports our research efforts. This involves informed consumers who participate in research and employees who effectively apply their knowledge and skills.
In addition to the provision of evidence becoming a compulsory component of many research funding schemes, researcher utilisation of the insight, experience and advice of consumers and community members is increasingly relevant to the development and undertaking of relevant research priorities and projects across Metro South Health.
Listed below are some guides, tools and existing mechanisms to assist individual researchers, research groups or departments to access this valuable input.