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Research and data requests

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) supports and encourages high quality research, within an ethical framework, designed to improve the care it provides to patients. Such research may encompass a wide range of activities including analysis of routinely collected data or randomised clinical trials.

Over the years, the QAS has been involved in a large number of research projects looking at important aspects of ambulance service delivery including: various clinical treatments; strategies for planning and delivering high quality ambulance services, and describing injury and illness in the community. Our research partners include universities, government, other ambulance services, health service providers and other specialist institutions.

The QAS Information Support, Research and Evaluation Unit provides oversight on all research activities involving the QAS. Researchers who are seeking to collaborate with the QAS should contact the unit to discuss their proposals, prior to making a formal application.

The Research Application Guidelines are designed to help you provide the information that is used by QAS to prioritise QAS participation in pre-hospital research projects. The purpose of these guidelines is to set out the criteria by which QAS assesses proposals to conduct research by QAS staff or external parties in conjunction with QAS.

To apply for access to QAS data and/or QAS staff for the purposes of research, applicants need to complete the Application for Data form.

For further information, please contact the Research Unit via email: QAS.Research@ambulance.qld.gov.au

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Last updated 21 April 2017

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