Special call for additional Strategic Research Project proposals

We are currently conducting a special call for submissions of Strategic Projects that are directly associated with and support the current Major Projects.

The VetCompass Australia team is currently working on three Major Projects. These are as follows:

  • The burden of infectious diseases in Australian companion animals: examining geographical distribution of disorders and cost-effectiveness of interventions to inform research policy and curriculum

  • Antimicrobial use and effectiveness of antimicrobial stewardship in companion animal veterinary clinics in Australia

  • The natural history and impact of canine obesity

Full details of these can be found in the Major Projects section of this site.

If you have a related research topic that you would like to investigate using VetCompass Australia data, this is your opportunity. Submit your project proposal using the online form by the deadline 7 November 2017 (midnight AEST). Late applications will not be accepted.

Clinical and epidemiological questions in companion animals (dog, cat, horse) that relate to a Major Research Project will be welcome for consideration, and we encourage innovative questions.

For this special round, projects will only be considered if they:

  • address a specific clinical question
  • directly relate to a current Major Project
  • demonstrate clear benefits to an early- to mid-career researcher and/or clinical researcher
  • are led by someone within the proposing university’s Veterinary Science, Ranked at Level A-D (not E)
  • use a maximum of 2 years data unless this is retrospective
  • have realistic goals and scope

If you would like to discuss your project idea further then please contact your institution’s representative on VetCompass Australia’s Board or Steering Sub-committee.