To foster and grow high quality research in the perfusion sciences by the establishment and maintenance of a prospective data set on cardiac surgical procedures performed in centres throughout Australia and New Zealand.
This will be achieved through the creation of a collaborative network of perfusion and interested researchers, who share the commitment to cooperation and collaboration in the pursuit of excellence in perfusion.
- To establish a de-identified data source to be known as the Perfusion Downunder Collaborative Research Database (PDUCRD).
- To develop relationships with individuals, groups and organisations to enhance their collective knowledge, capabilities and capacity to foster research.
- To encourage the development of new researchers as well as facilitating the development of research by all members of the Collaboration.
The strength of the collaborative data set will be in its availability to all members that will allow them to utilise the data for appropriate research initiatives
PDUC aims to improve patient outcomes through its ability to provide research infrastructure and support to the Australian and New Zealand perfusion community, and by its ability to produce relevant and timely research publications.