As we tentatively recover from a global pandemic, applied research is more essential than ever. It has helped health and care systems weather the COVID-19 pandemic, ultimately saving lives and improving patient outcomes. It has helped us understand how changes across health and care services are affecting the people who rely on them. And it is central to the health system and society's recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.

Here you will find ARC West-led research projects and rapid research reports from across the applied research community, co-ordinated by ARC West, as well as flagship cross-ARC projects with national reach and impact.

COVID-19 research

From rapid evidence reviews to large scale research projects, here's ARC West's work on COVID-19. High impact national ARC flagship projects are also included.

Research projects

Original research projects led by ARC West and our partner organisations.

View all COVID-19 research projects

Rapid reports

These rapid research reports helped inform decision-making across health and care systems.

View all rapid research reports

National ARC flagship projects

ARCs joined forces on a series of high impact studies covering more than one ARC region.

National ARC flagship projects