exual Health and Blood-borne Virus Appli
esearch and E
is an applied research network that aims to strengthen existing, and create new, partnerships by promoting and facilitating WA-based applied research and evaluation relating to the prevention and control of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs).
The objectives of SiREN are to:
- Identify sexual health and BBVs public health research priorities for priority populations within WA specified in the national STI, hepatitis and HIV strategies; and the WA model of care implementation plans
- Develop partnerships between WA-based researchers, the Department of Health WA's Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program and national sexual health and BBV research centres
- Develop and enhance partnerships between government and non-government service providers, researchers and policy makers working towards the prevention and control of STIs and BBVs
- Contribute to an evidence base to inform the Department of Health WA's policy and decision making for the prevention and control of STIs and BBVs within WA
- Contribute to the national sexual health and BBV research agenda, in particular development of the national STI, hepatitis and HIV strategies 2014-2017
The SiREN Terms of reference (PDF 303 KB) the project organisation structure and governance mechanisms.
Please visit the SiREN website at www.siren.org.au for further information and latest updates.