Gains in neurotrauma research activity and output associated with a Victorian state government funding program

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    Abstract

    • Recognising that brain and spinal cord injuries result in significant health and economic burdens for the affected individual and the community, the Victorian government committed $63 million towards neurotrauma research beginning in 2005. • A survey of Victorian neurotrauma research units conducted in 2008 showed substantial increases in workforce capacity, collaborative activity and research output during the first 3 years of the funding program. • Changes in economic and commercial activity, and research translation activity were also observed. • The activity and output of the Victorian brain and spinal cord injury research sector increased substantially during a period coinciding with increased funding.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)712-714
    Number of pages3
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Volume192
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2010

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