Outline of the Research Priorities and the Establishment of the NECST Network

The aim of this project is to build a national research platform that underpins a comprehensive national program of clinical, basic science and translational research relevant to the needs of women and girls in Australia with endometriosis, consistent with the research objectives in the National Action Plan for Endometriosis. Specific achievements will include:

  1. Development of a national Clinical Trials Network (CTN) to coordinate support for research organisations and conduct clinical trials for endometriosis treatments and services.
  2. Development of an Australian Endometriosis Collaborative Research Framework to support coordinated patient recruitment, consistent data collection and a national database and bio-repository developed from clinical trials and research projects for national and international research projects specific to endometriosis.
  3. Formation of a National Collaborative Network capable of responding to a targeted call for integrated endometriosis research focused on translational outcomes.

Read about NECST Network Governance

The NECST Network Strategic Governance and Advisory Committees will ensure the MRFF endometriosis funding is managed and acquitted in accordance with MRFF Funding Principles and with research governance best practice.