The CareSearch Advisory Group and content review group members are selected to represent a wide range of Australian population groups and organisations. Input from these groups is instrumental in guiding and ensuring that CareSearch provides evidence-based information that is relevant, practical, current, and inclusive. With representation from all states and territories of Australia the aim is to provide nationally relevant and accessible evidence-based support in palliative care.
The development of complex projects requires a wide range of expertise. The CareSearch Project uses skills and knowledge from various fields and disciplines such as medicine, sociology, education, marketing and informatics. A network of individuals and groups has also contributed to the project's development. There are two formal groups.
Strategic Management Group: Provides strategic guidance and direction. Reviews and endorses the project's structure and network.
CareSearch Advisory Group: Acts as a reservoir of knowledge, skills and networks for the CareSearch project. Provides a sounding body and an exchange point for promotion and linkage into constituencies.
In addition the Project Team comprises full time, part-time and casual staff with backgrounds in medicine, nursing, social work, librarianship, marketing, informatics and research.
Professor Jennifer Tieman is CareSearch Director and Chief Investigator for the project.
A large number of people throughout Australia volunteer their time and expertise in developing resources for the network.