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Research Impact: Conducting Research in the Northern Territory


Research is recognised as central to the achievement of the Department's goals. Staff in the NT Health conduct research in a range of capacities:

  • as part of their standard work
  • as staff on specifically identified research projects
  • as students.

In addition, at times people external to the Department are occasionally commissioned to undertake research projects, while from time to time other external researchers or students also seek permission to conduct research using NT Health data.

The main focus of research in the NT Health has been on evaluation and applied research that explores effective and efficient approaches to promoting health.

In recent decades there has been increasing recognition of the health disadvantage suffered by Aboriginal people, which has resulted in increased interest from academic institutions and researchers in defining Aboriginal Health problems and finding solutions.

Research of any nature proposed by these institutions and researchers is subject to a range of Australian Government and NT legislation and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) authoritative statements, codes of conduct and guideline. Where research involves humans, there are relevant ethical guidelines, including specific guidelines for research into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) health.

To learn more about conducting research for NT Health view the website information for the  Research Governance Office. They can advise of all the requirements and processes that should be considered when you first decide to conduct a research project. Contact the team to arrange a discussion of your project.

Additional information

View the NT Health Research pages to find our more about conducting research within the Department of Health, TEHS or CAHS 

NT Health Research

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Research Proposals for PHC Remote

Forms required for Research Proposals for PHC Remote can be located on the Remote Health Atlas

Research Proposal Form: Complete form

Sections 1 & 2 (Information and Researcher proposal only)

Section 3, Part A (General Manager approval only)

Section 3, Part B (District Manager endorsement only)

Electronic Health Record Application Form - PCIS / EACS