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Funding and Ethics

Funding

The KiCS study is led by The University of Melbourne in partnership with the University of New South Wales, University of Canberra, The University of Western Australia, University of Southern Queensland, and RMIT University. The project is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, along with generous support from our partner funders: The Australian Government Department of Education and Training, the Australian Capital Territory Community Services Directorate, Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, the South Australia Department for Education and Child Development, the Victorian Department of Education and Training, the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities, New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services, The Benevolent Society, Uniting Care, and the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment. From KiCS findings, the development of draft foundational community factors (FCFs) for ECD is led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute with funding from the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Generous in-kind support has been provided by: 
The Australian Government Department of Education and Training, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Capital Territory Community Services Directorate, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities, Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, the South Australia Department for Education and Child Development, The Smith Family, the Victorian Department of Education and Training, Wesley Mission Brisbane, The Benevolent Society, Uniting Care, Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment, Mount Saint Vincent University, University of British Columbia and the University of Ohio. 

 

Ethics

Ethics approval was granted by the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) #30016.