Description: Involve Australia will investigate the current public and health consumer involvement landscape in Australian healthcare research and use resources that currently exist to develop guidelines specifically for genomic research. Unlike pre-existing guidelines, Involve Australia will build its guidelines from the health consumer perspective. Ensuring patient and carer needs are built into genomic researchers’ consumer involvement strategies before projects begin provides a standard other fields of healthcare research should also meet. Ultimately, this will improve consumer health outcomes and their journey towards better health.
Form updated 2022-07-14
To produce a set of health public involvement guidelines and resources for genomic research, prioritising the public perspective
To conduct a landscape analysis/scoping review of current public involvement resources in Australia and house these online for wider distribution.
Conduct learning and development interventions to ensure genomic researchers learn how to effectively involve the public in their research
Start: 2021-07-26Australian Genomics (link)
Australian Genomics has built a large, inclusive, multidisciplinary genomic network, connected to international genomic initiatives. This network is recognised as instrumental in the successful implementation of genomics into healthcare.
group of individuals
Start: 2021-07-26Involve Australia Working Group
NHMRC 2000001, Australian Genomics Grant Program
Funding for salaries in support of initiative: 1x Involve Australia Coordinator (3 years), 1x Project Officer support (3 years)
Involve Australia Coordinator (0.4FTE)
Involve Australia Project Officer (0.8FTE)
Working group contributor, Managing Director of Australian Genomics
Working group contributors x7, 60 hours total (~20 hours per year)
Outputs and impacts
Landscape analysis/scoping review
Report detailing the current landscape of consumer involvement in Australian genomic research
Guidelines for consumer involvement in genomic research
A set of guidelines, adhering to NHMRC guideline standards, that aims to improve effective involvement of health consumers in genomic research.
Online repository of health consumer involvement resources
Consumer involvement learning and development interventions for genomic researchers
Learning and development interventions for genomic researchers to improve effective and ethical health consumer involvement
Details impact and improvements made to proposed guidelines for consumer involvement in genomic research when used and evaluated in current genomic research