Research Translation Projects

‘Evidence for a sustainable health system’


The Research Translation Projects (RTP) program was established by the former State Health Research Advisory Council (SHRAC) of the Department of Health in 2007.

The program seeks to support high-quality research projects that have the potential to demonstrate improved cost effectiveness and/or efficiencies that can be delivered to WA Health while maintaining or improving patient outcomes, with a focus on translation of research outcomes into health care policy and practice in WA.

Applications in the areas of clinical, health services and public health research are encouraged.

Projects should address relevant contemporary challenges faced by WA Health and where possible, the research should be linked to WA Health priorities.

Multidisciplinary and cross-institution collaborations are strongly encouraged.

Predicted benefits of the research should be substantiated by solid economic justification provided by a person with health economic expertise.

Proposals that have the potential to become the basis for subsequent implementation, commercialisation or research grant applications to national funding bodies such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) are strongly encouraged.

Funding round status – Closed

The following may be accessed as reference documents:

An Economic Protocol (PDF 206KB) to assist applicants with developing a plan for economic analysis for the research project.

For further information please email:

Useful Resources

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Translation Toolkit (external site) - assists with planning for effective translation of research findings.

The Sax Institute’s Translational Research Framework (external site) - assists with refining research questions and identifying feasible research methods to answer these questions.

For further information please email:


View RTP past recipients.

Last reviewed: 27-08-2019
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Research and Innovation Office