Launch of new model for world-leading research

18 Oct 2018

The TAC recently launched a new research investment model with the flexibility to meet our current and emerging needs. Bringing together 12 respected Australian organisations, the new model will streamline research commissioning and allow cost effective access to qualified research services.

The TAC invests in world-leading research to provide insight into evidence-based health and disability service delivery as well as the ongoing improvement of our business model, systems and processes.

In August 2018 the new model replaced the previous system, in place for 10 years, where the TAC’s Health, Disability and Compensation Research needs were brokered by the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR, a partnership between the TAC, WorkSafe Victoria and Monash University).

Benefits of the new panel arrangement include:

  • Streamlining procurement processes for the commissioning of research, supported by a previously confirmed underpinning head agreement with panel members,
  • Cost effective and timely access to a broad range of qualified academic, commercial, and specialist research services,
  • Research services from panel members with demonstrated expertise and experience relevant to the focus on health, disability and compensation specific research needs, and
  • Strategically relevant research services and findings from panel members who are, or become, familiar with the TAC scheme and/or compensation context.

The final composition of the external research panel includes the following 12 organisations:

  • Australian National University
  • Deakin University
  • Epworth Healthcare
  • Ernst and Young
  • Health Consult Pty Ltd.
  • Institute for Social Sciences Research/ University of Queensland
  • KPMG
  • La Trobe University
  • Monash University
  • Phoenix Australia
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of Melbourne

To date the research team have sought quotations from the panel in regard to a number of projects. These projects are listed on pages 6 and 7 of the Health, Disability & Compensation Research Annual Plan.