Enabling Openness in Australian Stem Cell Research
Enabling Openness in Australian Stem Cell Research (EOAR) is an interdisciplinary research cluster which is interested in ways of building trust in stem cell-based research and therapies and is funded by the Australian National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
The EOAR project is funded by the Australian National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
The project uses a novel, interdisciplinary research approach to address a significant gap in the evidence base for improving community trust, acceptance, and adoption of stem cell-based therapies in Australia, which in turn will improve the health and well-being of Australians.
In particular, this project focuses on testing a model for transparency and trust in medical research/therapeutics known as a ‘commons.’ Read more here.
Phenomics Australia Scientific Leader, Prof Christine Wells is a Chief Investigator for the EOAR project and the Chair for Stem Cell Systems at the University of Melbourne.
She is a genome biologist with a focus on the differentiation and activation of mammalian cells, and a particular interest in the intersection between innate immunity and stem cell biology in tissue injury and repair.