Our extensive partnerships and collaborations, here in Australia and around the world, mean that when our researchers make a discovery, it can be quickly communicated and transformed into a practical treatment for children in hospitals and the community.

Our unique position allows us to translate discoveries in laboratory, clinical and public health research into real benefits to help give children the opportunity to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

Campus partners

Melbourne Children's Campus

At Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), our dedicated researchers collaborate closely with health professionals and academics from The Royal Children's Hospital and the University of Melbourne's Department of Paediatrics, creating better health outcomes for children.

Our unique approach involves forming interdisciplinary research teams and experts from all three organisations, solving problems in an integrated way to promote faster and more impactful translational outcomes.

This collaboration leads to early intervention and prevention strategies benefiting children's health.

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At Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), our dedicated researchers collaborate closely with health professionals and academics from The Royal Children's Hospital and the University of Melbourne's Department of Paediatrics, creating better...

At Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), our dedicated researchers collaborate closely with health professionals and academics from The Royal Children's Hospital and the University of Melbourne's Department of Paediatrics, creating better health outcomes for children.

Our unique approach involves forming interdisciplinary research teams and experts from all three organisations, solving problems in an integrated way to promote faster and more impactful translational outcomes.

This collaboration leads to early intervention and prevention strategies benefiting children's health.

Visit the Melbourne Children's

Benefits of this collaboration

Our researchers gain invaluable access to patients for research purposes, clinical data, and expertise through this integrated approach, surpassing the opportunities available in most medical research institutes worldwide. This allows us to enhance the quality of care for children and ensure the swift translation of research findings into real benefits including the development of novel therapies, participation in cutting-edge research studies, training future clinical leaders, and attracting top-tier clinicians from around the globe.

The Melboune Children's is supported by The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and is located at a single, purpose-built, and multi-award-winning campus in the heart of Melbourne.

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Associations and collaborations

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Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS)

Providing not-for-profit clinical and laboratory pathology genetic services to thousands of Australian families every year.

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Generation Victoria (GenV)

Capturing the complete picture of the health and wellbeing of a whole generation, to unlock discoveries that improve the lives of all families.

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Centre for Population Genomics (CPG)

We are working to create a world in which genomic information enables comprehensive disease prediction, accurate diagnosis and effective therapeutics for all people.

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Genetic Support Network Victoria (GSNV)

Promoting the interests and well-being of people affected by genetic and rare conditions in Victoria. 

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Raising Children Network

Connecting families with tips and tools for everyday parenting from pregnancy to teens. Funded by the Australian Government, and reviewed by experts you can trust us.
 

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WHO Collaborating Centres

These institutions such as research institutes, parts of universities or academies, are designated by the Director-General to support the organisation’s programmes.

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AVASI – The Australian Strep A Vaccine Initiative

ASAVI is a partnership between Telethon Kids Institute and MCRI. Together, we’re tackling the problem of Strep A, one of the top five infectious causes of death and disability worldwide.

 

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reNEW – Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine

An international collaboration that paves the way for future stem cell-based treatments, stimulates a new wave of global investment in stem cell medicine and technologies and creates highly skilled jobs in this advancing medical field.

 

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IPCHiP – International Precision Child Health Partnership

Our joint mission is to accelerate genomic discovery by pooling expertise, exchanging knowledge, and sharing data to tackle and solve major child health challenges, with a focus on rare diseases.

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Melbourne Children's Trials Centre (MCTC)

State-of-the-art Centre supporting clinicians and researchers in initiating and performing trials of new therapies. 

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Innovation opportunities

The Innovation team acts as an ‘engine’ to support people in developing new innovative products, services or initiatives across prevention and intervention in the healthcare setting.

Explore strategic partnership and commercialisation opportunities to help solve health and social problems facing children and their communities by enabling and creating “real-world applications”. We are keen to partner with value-aligned organisations that can help accelerate our innovations and reach children and their communities faster.

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Strategic collaborations

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Flagship research

Our flagship research programs maximise the collaborative opportunities across MCRI and the Melbourne Children’s Campus to increase the translation of clinical research into practice, transforming child and adolescent health.

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Centres of Research Excellence (CRE)

Bringing together leading researchers, clinicians and families from across Australia and the globe to improve health outcomes for children and families. Our National Centres of Research Excellence (CREs) are funded through five-year National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants.

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Thank you to our Corporate Partners

Philanthropic funding from organisations allows us to seed fund new groundbreaking research into the big health issues currently affecting Australian children including allergies, asthma, cancer, diabetes, premature birth, obesity, genetic diseases and mental health. For every dollar donated, we leverage a further $6 from external sources.

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Big W

Over the past seven years, BIG W has made an enormous contribution to Heart Research, raising over $1.3 million through a range of fundraising initiatives.

Unfortunately, heart disease remains the leading killer of children under the age of five, with 1 in 100 children born with a heart problem. BIG W’s commitment and leadership in tackling this issue are immense and have allowed us to build a team and resources to undertake world-class research.

We are deeply grateful for the commitment, passion and enthusiasm that the BIG W team brings to their fundraising and our team loves the opportunity to thank store managers personally when they visit Murdoch Children's Research Institute every year to see our research first-hand.

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Foxtel

Foxtel has generously supported Murdoch Children's Research Institute for 10 years. Through the Foxtel Lap, Step-a-thon and Philanthropic support, Foxtel has contributed more than $6M in fundraising whilst also providing significant media and advertising support. This contribution has been vital and has helped our researchers tackle the most difficult health challenges facing our children today.

Foxtel remains dedicated to active and healthy children and over the coming years will work alongside MCRI to develop programs to continue to build strong healthy communities.

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News Corp Australia

As one of Australia's largest media companies, News Corp Australia is committed to championing groups individuals and causes in the community and we are proud to support the Murdoch Children's Research Institute's work in world-leading child health research.

News Corp Australia has supported Murdoch Children's in many ways for more than a decade and is pleased to be a founding media partner of the MCRI Step-a-thon initiative to encourage children to "step to a healthier future".