The Least Sexy Title in the World- ISCRR

April 2, 2013

Have you ever heard of the ISCRR, if not join the group.  I have known about this group since its inception but  keep forgetting the name.  ISCRR stands for the Institute (there was a short break while I checked I had got the title right ) for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research. I won’t bang on about this clunky title but for goodness sake.   Even IRRSAC would be better (Insitute for Recovery Research, Safety and Compensation!

Anway this is a worthy veture, at last the workers’ compensation and transport accident authorities have put in some money to do some research on work and transport injury issues, OK some of the research is a blinding glimpe of the obvious but some seems useful.

On its homepage the ISCRR is described as the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) and is a joint initiative of WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe), the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Monash University. It was established in 2009 to facilitate research and best practice in injury prevention, rehabilitation and compensation. Funding and support is provided by the three partner organisations.

ISCRR has a collaborative research model. This relies on extensive and ongoing consultation and engagement with all stakeholders involved at every stage of a research endeavour: from setting the research agenda, through facilitating and conducting excellent research to translating the research findings into best practice in WorkSafe and TAC operations.

Go to their website at they produce a monthly update on the research they have been doing. I have posted one of their one page report summaries from the March update entitled EXPLORING PATIENT PERCEPTIONS OF BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS OF RECOVERY FOLLOWING TRAUMA.

It is worthwhile subscribing to their monthly update to see their range of research activities.  You might even persuade them to get a name change!


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