Strategy for clinical health science research
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Strategy for clinical health science research 2023-2027
Together we take research to the highest level to improve life and health for all people.
Clinical health science research is a core task at both Health, Aarhus University in general and in particular at Department of Clinical Medicine, and at Aarhus University Hospital.
The Central Denmark Region strategy for health from 2019 describes that research is performed at all regional hospitals in a close collaboration with Aarhus University, Health.
Aarhus University Hospital is the beacon in clinical research in Central Denmark Region and thus has a special responsibility for health science research in collaboration with Health.
In accordance with the strategic ambition at Aarhus University Hospital to be a highly specialized hospital at the highest international level, Aarhus University in collaboration with Aarhus University Hospital conducts research at the highest level across traditional boundaries, professions and
specialities with involvement of and to the benefit of patients.
We are driven by a mutual motivation to create breakthroughs in prevention, diagnostics, and treatment offered to patients. Clinical health science researchers contribute to the research-based health science and medical education programmes offered to the next generation of health professionals. Research is pivotal to develop and maintain the highest international level in clinical practice.
Since 1933, when the first medical students were enrolled at Aarhus University, there has been a unique collaboration between the university and the university hospital. Excellent and dedicated researchers have conducted research resulting in treatment breakthroughs for patients all over the world. Repeated national and international top-rankings of both Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital testify to the importance of the close collaboration.
Maintaining and expanding this position require a constant strive to strengthen the foundation for research at international level and to improve conditions for a flourishing and innovative research environment allowing talented researchers to prosper and develop.
This strategy shows the way to achieve our ambitions.
We succeed through our joint ambition, collaboration, generosity and creativity.
This strategy is the result of a process involving representatives from department managements at Aarhus University Hospital, clinical chairs, professors, associate professors, and junior researchers, department managements at Health, members of the Research Councils at Department of Clinical Medicine and Aarhus University Hospital, collaborators from the regional hospitals in Central Denmark Region as well as other stakeholders who have participated in questionnaire surveys, seminars and meetings. Faculty departments and hospital departments play a decisive role in disseminating and implementing the strategy.
Mission, vision and values are formulated by the department management at Department of Clinical Medicine and the Hospital Management at Aarhus University Hospital. The department managements at Department of Biomedicine and Department of Public Health have also contributed.
The strategy has four tracks covering the main themes of importance to realise the vision:
- Together we create and lead national and international research projects
- Together we expand an excellent research environment across professions and specialities
- Together we conduct research with and
for all patients
- Together we create the best possibilities for development for all talented researchers
Each track consists of actions and objectives. Each action does not have a specific objective because not all actions can be measured. However, each action, regardless of the objective, must lead to changed behaviours and concrete results.
In the implementation of the strategy, the prioritization concerning time may be changed if this is considered necessary.
Together we create and lead national and international research projects
Together we expand an excellent research environment across professions and areas of specialization
Together we conduct research with and for all patients
Together we create the best opportunities for development for all talented researchers