The PCG Australian Satellite receives a proportion of its funding from the National Health & Medical Research Council competitive grants scheme and it is part of the Research Synthesis Division of the Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies (ARCH), Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide. The Satellite's main purpose is to support Australian review authors to prepare and maintain their Cochrane reviews, as well as to introduce and support new review authors to the processes and methods of the Cochrane Collaboration. Support is mostly provided on a one-to-one basis (in person, email or by phone) supplemented by work-ins and workshops in Adelaide and Brisbane, as well as work-ins arranged alongside relevant national conferences.
Support personnel based in Adelaide, South Australia, at ARCH
v Caroline Crowther
v Jodie Dodd
v Philippa Middleton
v Emily Shepherd
Support personnel based in Brisbane, Queensland, at the Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Centre, Mater Research
v Vicki Flenady
v Hanna Reinebrant
v Aleena Wojcieszek
The Australian team have also been working closely with review authors from South East Asia through the South East Asia Optimising Reproductive and Child Health in Developing Countries project (SEA-ORCHID) which is a joint Wellcome and NHMRC initiative. Other projects which are making substantial use of Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth reviews include a project to identify research gaps as part of the WOMBAT Collaboration. The project is funded through the Australian NHMRC Enabling Grants Scheme. Another project is using Cochrane reviews as one of the sources to identify methods to reduce stillbirth as part of an Australian and New Zealand Stillbirth Alliance initiative.