Research at Epworth

Epworth HealthCare has made significant contributions to medical research in areas strongly linked to clinical care for over 90 years and continues to innovate and expand its research network. Epworth is committed to fostering research that will improve healthcare and enable Epworth’s patients to access novel treatments.


Epworth Healthcare continues to drive excellence in clinical research programs by promoting and supporting investigator-initiated and commercially-sponsored research, strengthening existing research collaborations and further developing national and international industry associations and government relations.

Epworth HealthCar​e research network includes:

  • 11 Clinical Institutes, each chaired by a leading specialist

  • Victor Smorgon Epworth Education and Research Institute

  • Partnerships with major Australian universities including The University of Melbourne, Monash University, Deakin University and LaTrobe University

  • Collaborations with other not-for-profit private hospitals across Australia

  • Affiliation with the renowned US teaching hospital, Cleveland Clinic

  • The following Epworth Research Centres:

      • Epworth Research Institute (ERI)

      • The Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre at Epworth

      • Epworth Radiation Oncology Research Centre (ERORC)

      • OrthoSport Victoria Research Centre

      • Epworth Musculoskeletal Research Centre

      • Epworth Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

      • Epworth Dermatology

What's N​ews?

June HREC meeting

Please be aware that there will be limit to the number of new submissions accepted for the June HREC meeting due to regulatory commitments being undertaken by Epworth HREC. If you plan to submit a new study for ethical review in June please contact us as early as possible to discuss. 

Low risk ethics applications will not be affected.

Epworth research week, Monday 05 to Friday 09 June 2017

The dates for Epworth research week 2017 have been locked in, be sure to save the dates in your calendar and start brainstorming your research poster ideas.

Details on the exciting events scheduled for Epworth research week 2017 will be avalable on the research events page.

2017 ERI grant applications now open

Each year the Epworth Research Institute (ERI) awards research funding to Epworth affiliated investigators to support the conduct of research at Epworth HealthCare. 


Applications for the 2017 ERI grant funding round open 01 February 2017, visit the research grants page for further details.

Accredited ICH-GCP training

Epworth HealthCare employees, honorary research affiliates and VMOs undertaking research at/for Epworth have the opportunity to attend a free TransCelerate accredited ICH-GCP training course being run through Monash Partners.

GCP certification at least every 3 years will soon become a mandatory requirement for all investigators and support staff conducting interventional studies at Epworth HealthCare, thus it is strongly recommended that researchers and their support staff take advantage of this offer.

For more information visit the Resources for Researchers page.