The Medicines Intelligence Centre of Research Excellence (MI-CRE) aims to deliver a coordinated research program that accelerates the development and translation of evidence about real-world medicine use and outcomes, leading to major improvements in the quality use of medicines and reductions in medicine-related harm.
MI-CRE achieves this by simultaneously: (i) generating timely real world evidence about medicine use and outcomes; (ii) identifying, triaging and responding to priority questions and breaking down barriers to research translation by fostering engagement with policy makers and other end-users; and (iii) equipping the next generation of medicines researchers in Australia with the skills to co-create evidence with ‘medicines intelligence’ end-users.
The MI-CRE Project Incubator initiative incorporates all three of these actions to deliver on the MI-CRE vision. Specifically, the initiative provides a structured opportunity for early- and mid-career medicines intelligence researchers to obtain end-user input from project inception and throughout its lifecycle.
MI-CRE researchers applying for funding through the MI-CRE Project Incubator Program present their research proposals to a panel of internal and external stakeholders, including other MI-CRE members, potential collaborators, consumers, government representatives (including TGA and PBAC), and industry experts to further develop their project ideas and also generate new ones. The Incubator Program also ensures that MI-CRE funded or initiated projects are aligned with our aims and expectations, including building in a knowledge translation plan and early engagement with end-users. The presentation sessions are held throughout the year (face-to-face where possible) and are designed to incubate ideas and support creative thinking and great research!
Below we have showcased the projects underway through the MI-CRE Project Incubator Program and will provide regular updates on the impact generated throughout their lifecycle.
Project Lead: Malcolm Gillies
Project Lead: Jacques Raubenheimer
Project Lead: Jack Janetzki
Project Leads: Serena Yu, Peyman Firouzi-Naeim
Project Leads: Ben Daniels, Michael Falster
Project Lead: Ximena Camacho
Project Lead: Renly Lim
Project Lead: Erin Kelty
Project Lead: Paulina Stehlik
Project Lead: Firouzeh Noghrehchi