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Research and development in DVA

Applied Research Programme

The Applied Research Programme (ARP) provides best practice research about the health and wellbeing needs of Australia’s veteran community and ways to improve DVA’s services and care. DVA continually monitors and assesses the approach to research to improve the availability and quality of evidence.

DVA Human Research Ethics Committee

In accordance with National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines, the Department of Veterans' Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee (DVA HREC) was established in September 1993 by the Repatriation Commission. The primary role of the DVA HREC is to protect the welfare and rights of members of the veteran community who are participants in human research.

Evidence Compass

DVA’s Evidence Compass is a searchable tool that allows easy access to a wide range of evidence-based research. 
It provides a comprehensive account of literature on topics of military and veterans’ health and wellbeing.

Health Studies and Social Research

A listing of DVA's health studies and other social research publications.

Military and Veteran Research Study Roll

In order to conduct research into contemporary military service, Defence and DVA have created the Military and Veteran Research Study Roll (Study Roll) - a database of current serving ADF personnel  and ex-serving ADF personnel who transitioned out of the ADF between 2010 and 2014.

MRCA Rehabilitation Long-Term Study

The MRCA Rehabilitation Long-Term Study is a joint DVA-Department of Defence project that will examine the effectiveness of rehabilitation arrangements under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) within both the Australian Defence Force and DVA, over the long term.

Transition and Wellbeing Research Programme

The Transition and Wellbeing Research Programme heralds a new and exciting opportunity to enter into a new shared research agenda with Defence and to close the gap of research evidence in the transition period between Defence and DVA.

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