Focussing our research
The TAC undertakes and supports research to improve outcomes for our clients and to help reduce road trauma in Victoria.
We are providing $20 million towards neurotrauma research over the next five years, for research into traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. The research is aligned with our key objectives of improving client outcomes, client experience and scheme viability. Research programs will prioritise the needs and interests of our severely injured clients.
Our claims research teams undertake research based on the more than 40,000 claims managed by the TAC. This data informs us about crash injury types, injury severity, road users and other road trauma data.
The data is scrutinised by the Road Safety and Marketing team to inform their public education campaigns. Additionally, the information is used by our claims management teams to improve client experience and client outcomes.
Road safety Research
Since 1989 the TAC has had an emphasis on research that leads to road safety and marketing campaigns and programs. These are then evaluated on how effective they have been.
The TAC's Road Safety and Marketing team manages a comprehensive research program that assesses the merits of current campaigns and programs and identifies effective messages for future campaigns. We have a small internal research team with an externally focused approach to research and analysis. Find out more about TAC Road Safety surveys and research or view the road safety research reports
ISCRR - New strategy 2020
The Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) is a joint initiative of the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA), the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Monash University. It was established in 2009 to facilitate research and best practice in injury prevention, rehabilitation and compensation. Funding and support is provided by the three partner organisations. ISCRR recently launched its new five-year strategy find out more.