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SiREN
The Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network (SiREN) 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:
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.

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