NCOIS Welcomes new centres to the CERI initiative

In 2020, NCOIS joined the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI). As one of the founding research centres, NCOIS’s has found this initiative, involving more than 500 researchers, to be a positive step towards developing a united voice for the prevention of chronic disease.

In addition to the four current collaborators, CERI has welcomed three new CRE’s:

Centre of Research Excellence on Achieving the Tobacco Endgame
A centre established to determine the optimal mix of strategies that will help Australia become a smoke free nation and produce a roadmap which outlines how to achieve a smoke free Australia. Visit website.

Centre for Research Excellence in Women’s Health in Reproductive Life (CRE WHiRL)
A centre established to prioritise ovarian and reproductive dysfunction across Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, infertility and early menopause as common, neglected conditions with substantive health and economic burdens. Visit website.

Centre of Research Excellence in the Prevention of Fall-related Injuries
A centre established to develop and evaluate strategies in fall prevention that will have the best chance of reducing Australia’s rising rate of fall-related injuries. Visit website.

Collaboratively, CERI’s members are focused on the use of high‑quality evidence to develop effective prevention strategies to minimise the impact of chronic disease for all Australians.

The CERI initiative has already collaborated on:

  • A user guide for CREs to effectively translate and communicate their prevention research
  • Opinion pieces published in Croakey Health Media and MJA InSight+ that have given voice to critical prevention issues on tackling obesity

With support from The Prevention Centre’s knowledge mobilisation team, CERI members meet regularly to find alignment in their work, opportunities for capacity building, resource sharing and future collaboration. For more information, read the CERI fact sheet or visit the CERI web page.