Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium
A NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence – (CRE #1029983)

The Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC) is a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence, funded 2012-2016. It is a collaborative venture between three Australian Universities: Monash University (Victoria); Curtin University (Western Australia); and Flinders University (South Australia) AND three State Ambulance Services:Ambulance Victoria; St John Ambulance Service (Western Australia) and the South Australian Ambulance Service.

The mission of Aus-ROC is to improve outcomes in patients with out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest. Aus-ROC is modelled on (and will collaborate with) the highly successful North American (United States and Canada) Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium.

The aims of Aus-ROC are to:

  1. undertake multi-centre clinical trials in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA);
  2. establish an Australia-wide OHCA ‘epistry’ (epidemiologic registry);
  3. examine emergency system-based strategies to improve outcomes from OHCA; and
  4. build capacity in prehospital emergency medical services research.

For further information, please contact the Director of Aus-ROC, Professor Judith Finn – Email:

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