The Department of Health & Human Services is committed to a health system that delivers best-value health outcomes and high-quality healthcare for Victorians. Research advances our knowledge, generating evidence-based medical interventions that provide optimal health treatments to deliver high-quality care.

Investigator-initiated and collaborative group research, as well as the Victorian biomedical research community and industry, are critical in taking forward high-quality health and medical research.

Translation of this research into clinical treatments means that Victorians can receive the most innovative care and treatments available.

Research involves, amongst other things, evaluation of a new practice or an existing practice that is not a service.

The department's Human Research Ethics Committee accepts submissions for ethical review where the research originates from within the department (conducted by departmental staff) or is commissioned by the department and conducted by others.