MATES in Construction will participate in projects either as instigator or major / participating partner where such project align with the organisations strategic priorities and where the project falls within the research themes and priorities identified by the MATES in Construction Academic Reference Group.
To submit research proposals to MATES in Construction please familiarise yourself with the strategic priorities and use the form provided below.
- Cultural groups / ethnicity – ABSTI
- Industries – Mining, Farming
- Locations – Countries, Regional, Rural, Urban, Communities
- Development of key outcomes (eg., suicide ideation, psychological distress, suicide attempt / self-harm, productivity outcomes)
- Ensure comparable data collection instruments are used (cross-site comparisons)
- Promote the use of strong research designs and methodologies in research studies
- Use of aggregated MATES evidence of policy change and change within industries
- Ascertain support from key leaders in the field (eg., academia, industry, policy)
- Return on Investment needed to build the respect for research evidence, emphasise social license and responsibility to the community, work and safety legislation
- Ensure that MATES research fits with political research agenda
- Promote MATES to potential partners and funders – including industry, government and community
- Suicide prevention male dominated industries
- Collaborative projects and grants
- More research on risk factors and protective factors (eg., work related risk factors)
- Supervisor and employee interaction and support (collegiality)
- Secondary workplace outcomes as working conditions (whether working conditions and civility improve following MIC training)
Assessment Procedures for potential MATES research projects and tenders
- All state 1 proposals to be sent to National CEO via email (Jorgen Gullestrup)
- National CEO will circulate proposal to Academic Reference Group for comment
- National CEO will discuss the proposal with the national Academic Director and decide whether it is suitable for further consideration by MATES, and/or whether stage 2 is needed
- Stage 2 proposals are those that require significant commitment from MIC (eg., involvement of staff time, infrastructure, requests for money, responses to tenders).
- If stage 2 is deemed necessary, National CEO will contact the Academic Reference Group and ask for an independent review of the proposal
- The reviewers will provide feedback to the National CEO and the National Academic Director
- Based on the reviews and the comments from the Academic Reference Group, a decision about MATES involvement will be made by the CEO with advice from the National Academic Director and National Board.
- The National CEO will inform the team who submitted a proposal of the outcome
- Feedback provided in 8 week period.