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SiREN can provide strategic planning, evaluation and research support and advice to people with an interest in the WA sexual health and blood-borne virus sector.
If you work in service delivery SiREN can:
Collaborate on projects and provide you with project planning, research and evaluation support that is specific to your needs. You can contact SiREN for support on: How to design your project to increase effectiveness; evaluate outcomes for people accessing services; understanding ethics; clarifying your evaluation and research questions and methods; identifying grants and preparing funding applications; writing abstracts and presenting at conferences; and writing up the findings from your projects to maximise dissemination and more.
If you are a researcher SiREN can:
Connect you with individuals and organisations in Western Australia to support your research; provide you with opportunities to share your research via our Evidence Update emails or biennial symposium; and collaborate on research projects and research translation activities.
If you work in policy SiREN can:
Undertake applied research and evaluation to inform policy development; search for relevant evidence of what works in the peer-reviewed and grey literature; and offer a range of research and evaluation support to your funded organisations.
Support is free but there are a few criteria we require you to meet (refer to below checklist). If you are unsure if your project meets the criteria please contact SiREN to discuss further.
Organisations accessing support are encouraged to contact SiREN in the early stages of planning where possible.
Start a conversation with the SiREN team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Priority populations* are:
• Gay men/other men who have sex with men
• People who inject drugs
• Young people
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
• Sex workers
• People living with HIV and/or other BBVs
• People within custodial settings
• Priority culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) groups
• Migrants and new refugees
• Travellers to/from high STI/BBV prevalence regions
• Health professionals in SHBBV sector
Requests for SiREN project support may need to be prioritised at times and the following criteria will be used.