A strong and vibrant research enterprise is important to NSW. Research can help deliver better treatments and interventions, improve health services delivery and improve clinical and population health outcomes.
NSW Health funds the Medical Devices Fund and Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program to encourage and support investment in the development and commercialisation of medical devices and related technologies in NSW.
The NSW Health Statewide Biobank Consent Toolkit provides standards and guidance on consent requirements for the NSW Health Statewide Biobank and other Biobank collections in NSW.
Compliance with the Consent Toolkit is mandatory for prospective collections of the NSW Health Statewide Biobank and encouraged for all NSW research biobanks.
Adoption of this robust consent process will better support ethical human research and a sustainable approach to managing human biobanks across the State.