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The Australian Sports Commission (ASC), is committed to leading and growing an innovative national sport sector that embraces knowledge creation and sharing, and continues to produce world leading sports science and research outcomes for the benefit of sport and the Australian community.

Current Research - Injury Study

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Running injury

The AIS Injury Study is looking for runners to participate in a research project on the role of genetics in exercise-induced injuries.

This study aims to identify genetic variations that contribute to increased risk of, or protection from tendon and bone injuries sustained through participation in physical activity.

We invite you to participate in our online could help provide new insights into the genetic factors associated with exercise-induced injuries in recreational and elite athletes. This knowledge will be used to develop programs for the prevention of injury in sport and physical activity.

Runners who complete the survey receive a 20 per cent discount offer on 2XU compression from 2XU.COM.AU (offer ends 31 May 2016 and terms and conditions apply).

Clearinghouse for Sport

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An Australian sport sector information and knowledge sharing initiative.

The Clearinghouse for Sport (Clearinghouse), is an Australian sport sector information and knowledge sharing initiative.

The Clearinghouse works to connect Australian sport community members with complementary expertise to a wide range of sport related research resources and knowledge sharing tools.

The Clearinghouse is open to all who wish to register and join this growing online knowledge sharing community.

National Sport Information Centre

National Sport Information Centre (NSIC)
NSIC - keep up to date with the latest news and events in sport

The National Sport Information Centre (NSIC), a program of the ASC, is Australia's premier sport information centre.

Located on the grounds of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra, the NSIC is open to the public and makes available a comprehensive range of research and library resources to the Australian sports community.

The NSIC is an integral element of the AIS national high performance sport training centre environment and plays an important role in supporting the work of Australia's leading sports practitioners including athletes, coaches, sports administrators, researchers, competition officials, sport scientists and medical support staff.

AIS Applied Research Centre

AIS Physiology Lab
AIS Physiology Lab - Australia's premier sport science and medicine facility

The focus of the AIS Applied Research Centre is to increase the capacity for relevant research across the diverse disciplines that comprise the Sports Science Sports Medicine departments of the AIS. In addition to ‘in-house’ research, the Centre is the vehicle for negotiation with potential collaborators and funding agencies, as well as for promotion of innovative achievements.

A key component of the Centre’s activity is the formation of collaborative arrangements that provide the AIS with increased access to expertise and other research resources. The Centre has enjoyed enormous success on this front, collaborating with Universities, Businesses, Sporting Organisations and other government research agencies. Most recently, the Centre has been involved with large scale research projects with the CSIRO and National ICT Australia (NICTA).

CASRO Research Group

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Just some of the benefits of sport participation - fun and physical fitness

The CASRO Research Group (CRG) is a sub-committee of the Committee of Australian Sport and Recreation Officials (CASRO), consisting of representatives from the Department of Health, the Australian Sports Commission, and State and Territory Departments of Sport and Recreation.

The CRG's role is to improve the range and quality of information about sport and recreation including data and research on physical activity trends, sport and recreation participation, economic impacts and social benefits.

Sport Market Insights

The Sport Market Insights program leads and manages the ASC's Social Research Framework and ensures the ASC meets its statutory requirements.

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Did you know?

Australia's most successful Olympic event is the Men's 1500m Freestyle.

Quick numbers

192 thousand people have so far completed the ASC online coaching course.
35 thousand kilometres were swum by Petria Thomas while at the AIS.
38 thousand people have so far completed the ASC online officiating course.
0.5 million people visit the AIS each year.