An Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre

As an Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre (AHRTC) Sydney Health Partners is a recognised world leader in research and the translation of evidence into excellent patient care.

We bring together research, education and health care delivery - recognising that the best health care for our patients and community is provided where cutting edge research is undertaken.

Our Partnership also has a strong research and translation focus in the education of our health professionals, delivering better care for our patients and community.

To be recognised as an AHRTC, Sydney Health Partners met the following six criteria:

  1. Leadership in outstanding research- and evidence-based clinical care, including for the most difficult clinical conditions,
  2. Excellence in innovative biomedical, clinical, public health and health services research,
  3. Programs and activities to accelerate research findings into health care and ways of bringing health care problems to the researchers
  4. Research-infused education and training
  5. Health professional leaders who ensure that research knowledge is translated into policies and practices locally, nationally and internationally
  6. Strong collaboration amongst the research, translation, patient care and education programs.

Translational Research

Translational research aims to make the findings from health and medical research usable in the treatment of patients in the health system, as quickly as possible.

There are two stages to translational research: the transfer of research from the laboratory to the patient (from bench to bedside); and scaling up the application of the research from the individual patient to the wider health system.

Translational research also involves the integration of different types of health and medical research to help the right treatment reach the right patient, at the right time.

2019 Reporting

In June 2019, we reported to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on our progress. Download the report here.


Sydney Health Partners - AHRTC

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