Foundation research program

Our innovative research program aims to provide a strong evidence base to help us better understand gambling and harm from gambling and to develop effective prevention and intervention strategies.

The program is comprised of an annual round of grants for gambling research as well as strategic commissioned research.

The research topics for the grants for problem gambling research are decided annually and the research questions reflect and sit within the foundation's legislated objectives.

Strategic research questions, commissioned via public tender, are in addition to the annual grants and address contextual changes in the Victorian gambling environment.

The program supports the creation and direction of the foundation's community prevention and education programs, treatment services and strategies.

We aim to support all Victorians affected by gambling, and make a valuable contribution to global knowledge on gambling and gambling harm. We provide information on current and past research projects funded by the foundation and the Victorian Department of Justice.

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Recent research

This page provides abstracts on a large range of recently published research and links to full articles and reports.

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GIRO research updates

On this page you will find links to GIRO's research updates. These are digests primarily of academic research and reports

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Academic research centres

This page provides a directory of academic centres and departments undertaking gambling research.

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GIRO research library

View a list of mainly 'open access' research reports and articles. This includes reports published by the foundation, the Victorian Department of Justice, and the Federal Government of Australia.

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