Research and Innovation Office

The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) supports the Future Health Research and Innovation (FHRI) Fund's operations as well as providing policy and funding support for health and medical research and innovation, for both WA Health and the wider WA health and medical research and innovation sector.

The key functions of RIO are:

  • undertaking strategic research and innovation policy and funding initiatives
  • intellectual property (IP) management support for WA Health (including advice on seed funding and possible commercialisation of new technologies and other research outputs)
  • support of the WA Health research governance framework, including ethics and governance processes, clinical trials initiatives, education and ICT support 
  • administering the FHRI Fund's Programs and Initiatives
  • supporting the operational requirements of the FHRI Fund.

Research and Innovation Funding

Find out more about funding provided through the FHRI Fund

Find out more about RIO Funding Programs

Research Governance

Find out more about research governance in WA Health.

Intellectual property

Find out more about intellectual property management in WA Health.

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Research and Innovation Office


Postal address:
Research and Innovation Office, Department of Health
PO Box 8172
Perth Business Centre 6849

Street address (courier deliveries):
Research and Innovation Office
Level G, C Block
Department of Health
189 Royal Street
East Perth 6004

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