Research Organisations There are many research organisations in Australia and around the world working towards a cure for diabetes and improved management techniques and products. Australian Research Organisations In addition to the Diabetes Australia Research Program, there are several prominent research organisations in Australia. Through the generous support of donations, supporters and/or the government, these organisations provide funding for research into diabetes. Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes established in 2010, is the first national research centre dedicated to investigating the behavioural, psychological, and social aspects of diabetes. The Centre is the result of a partnership between Diabetes Australia – Victoria and Deakin University. The Centre offers many opportunities for Australians with diabetes to participate actively in research. Diabetes Research WA Diabetes Research WA, formerly The Diabetes Research Foundation of Western Australia, was established in 1976 to research the causes and complications of diabetes and to ultimately find a cure. Diabetes Research WA is a not-for-profit organisation which comprises of an elected Board who believe a cure for diabetes can be found. Kellion Diabetes Foundation The untimely death of John Kellion in September 1972 at the age of 38 due to complications of diabetes led to the establishment of the Kellion Diabetes Foundation by his father Claude. For many years this foundation was the only private source of funding in Australia for diabetes research and continues to be a major contributor to the Diabetes Australia Research Program. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is a world leading non-profit, non-governmental contributor to diabetes research. JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of medical research. JDRF’s research strategy focuses on curing. treating and preventing Type 1 Diabetes. Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility. Their work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Garvan Institute The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is one of Australia’s leading biomedical research institutes, pioneering study into the most widespread diseases affecting our community today, including cancer, neurodegenerative and mental diseases, disorders of the immune system, diabetes and obesity, osteoporosis and other skeletal disorders. Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is Australia’s oldest medical research institute, working to prevent, diagnose and treat cancers, infectious diseases and immune disorders. The Institute’s diabetes researchers are pursuing basic, translational and clinical research to improve the health of people with diabetes. Diabetes Research Centre The Diabetes Research Centre, based in Melbourne, is currently involved in several clinical trials and studies. The centre is often looking for people with diabetes or their family members to become involved in these trials. Barwon Health Barwon Health conducts numerous clinical trials across a number of research departments. At times, researchers will call for participants for their clinical trials. For more information about clinical trials at Barwon Health, please visit their clinical trials web page. International Research Organisations Along with the research undertaken in Australia, there are other significant international diabetes research organisations that also carry out important research into diabetes. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International The mission of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF International) is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research. American Diabetes Association Research Foundation The American Diabetes Association Research Foundation contributes 100% of every dollar donated to support more than 406 awards at over 164 research institutions across the United States, all working toward a day without diabetes. In 2007, the ADARF invested $42 million in research projects. Diabetes UK Funded Research The Diabetes UK Funded Research aims to deliver an effective programme of research focusing on three key areas: care and treatment, cause and prevention and a cure.