The Neurotrauma Evidence Translation (NET) Program
Scientific medical research continually produces new findings that improve health care. However research cannot improve health outcomes unless health professionals and health services incorporate the findings into practice and policies.
The Neurotrauma Evidence Translation (NET) Program is a five-year research program that will develop and test strategies to increase the uptake of research into practice in the area of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
We are doing this by bringing together an international team of leaders in Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE) and TBI to build capacity in the neurotrauma community to make best use of research to inform clinical care through a number of specific projects. This will ensure research findings are used by clinicians to reduce the impact of neurotrauma, improve care, and therefore maximise health outcomes and quality of life of people with TBI.
The NET program is based at the National Trauma Research Institute at the Alfred Hospital, Australia’s largest Level I Trauma Centre, and Monash University’s Department of Surgery (Central Clinical School) and Australasian Cochrane Centre (School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine). The program commenced in November 2009 with completion anticipated in November 2014.