VBIC has five distinct nodes across Melbourne, Victoria.
- Monash University (Clayton)
- The Florey Institute ( Austin)
- University of Melbourne (Parkville/Werribee)
- Swinburne University (Hawthorn)
- Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute and La Trobe University (Heidelberg)
A representative from each node attends the VBIC Node Directors Meeting. The goals of the Node Directors Meetings is to:
- Enhance excellence in biomedical research by provision of cutting-edge imaging capabilities
- Pursue additional investment in Victorian biomedical imaging research and infrastructure
- Develop human capital to support the applications of biomedical imaging modalities
- Increase the development of diagnostics and treatments for adoption in clinical practice
The Capability operates in a collaborative structure to establish the processes and forums necessary to optimise the use of imaging resources in Victoria.
2010 The VBIC was funded by a Victorian State Government Science Agenda Grant of $8.5 million.
2011-17 $16.3 million was matched funding by the partner organisations. In addition $37 million was committed to major capital investments during the period, with competitive grant income of $235 million including 6 major grants of $108 million awarded to the VBIC nodes.
The Victorian Skills Authority (VSA) rant led to the creation of a coordinated Victorian network of capabilities and research capacity in medical imaging to support Victorian universities and medical research institutes and industry partners.
Although not part of the collaborative or funding agreements, the following organisations play a significant role at one or more of the VBIC nodes:
Austin Health (Austin)
Melbourne Health (Parkville)
Mental Health Research Institute (Parkville)
Monash Health (Clayton)
Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI)
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Clayton)
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