Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health

We’ve launched South Australia’s Pain Research and Innovation Hub to enable the pain community to collaborate to improve care

25 Sept 2023

Our Chron­ic Pain Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work (SCN), in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the South Aus­tralian pain com­mu­ni­ty, recent­ly launched South Aus­trali­a’s Pain Research and Inno­va­tion Hub. 

The Hub is a sim­ple online plat­form that con­nects peo­ple work­ing on pain-relat­ed research and inno­va­tion. It also pro­vides a way to see cur­rent and pre­vi­ous projects, learn about the key issues, the projects oth­ers are try­ing to solve, the expect­ed out­comes and esti­mat­ed timelines. 

The Hub aims to increase col­lab­o­ra­tion, break down silos and reduce dupli­cat­ed effort in pain research and inno­va­tion. This will help to accel­er­ate the dis­cov­ery and devel­op­ment of new and more effec­tive treat­ments for pain, ulti­mate­ly improv­ing the care of peo­ple with pain in South Aus­tralia. It’s open to every­one in South Aus­tralia who is work­ing on, or inter­est­ed in, pain relat­ed research and innovation. 

The Hub was made pos­si­ble thanks to the con­tri­bu­tions of many peo­ple, includ­ing researchers, clin­i­cians, patients, and com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers. We would like to thank every­one who has helped to make the Hub a reality. 

For more infor­ma­tion, to con­nect with oth­ers or add your project to the Hub, see South Aus­trali­a’s Pain Research & Inno­va­tion Hub.