TAC Neurotrauma Research
Victorian neurotrauma initiatives - are now a research program of TAC
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) funds research projects in Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury in basic, clinical and rehabilitation disciplines to fill the gaps in neurotrauma research in Victoria.
To ensure that only the highest quality, internationally competitive neurotrauma research was funded, each application went through a rigorous peer and scientific review process. This review process was tailored for each funding round and was directed by the previous Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative (VNI)_Governance Committees. By selecting and funding only high quality research the TAC created a centre of neurotrauma research excellence within Victoria.
Details of all projects including project summaries are available below:
- Spinal Cord Injury Projects
- Traumatic Brain Injury Projects
- Targeted Initiatives
- Capacity Building Initiatives
- Fellowships and awards
The Future of TAC Neurotrauma Research Funding
The TAC has been a major supporter of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury research within Australia and internationally over the past two decades, via grant funding organisations such as the Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative and the Victorian Trauma Foundation, as well as by direct grant funding.
The TAC has committed $20 million towards the neurotrauma research for the 2011-2015 period. This neurotrauma funding for new contracts will be managed by the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR).
The Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative (VNI) Pty Ltd ceased as a company as of close of business on Monday 30 May 2011.
Although the VNI as a company has ceased all committed funded activities have continued. The management of all committed research activities beyond this date have been transitioned to the TAC. Deeds of novation have been executed under which all VNI previous rights and responsibilities have been transferred to the TAC.
All VNI branding and materials became obsolete as of 30 May 2011. Going forward, all research programs have been referred to under the TAC as "Victorian neurotrauma initiatives - a research program of the TAC".
Reports and Documents
Click on the links below to download the following Reports, programs, and documents.
- VNI Report 2009/2010 (.pdf)
- VNI Report 2008/2009 (.pdf)
- VNI Report 2007/2008 (.pdf)
- VNI Report 2006/2007 (.pdf)
- VNI Legacy Report May 2011 (.pdf)