The NSWIS Applied Research Program (ARP) a registered research agency, is one of Australia's leading sport research programs. Established in 2006, the ARP's role is to undertake independent and cooperative research with industry partners.
The ARP's primary focus is to assist NSWIS athletes, coaches and sport programs in achieving international success by applying research outcomes to develop improved training methodology and athletic performance.
The ARP aims to:
- Develop an effective integrated research program designed to provide information that benefits NSWIS athletes.
- Maximise research effectiveness by partnering university research programs and corporate partners where NSWIS funds can be used to leverage research directions and larger grant applications.
- develop research streams and areas of expertise by the winning of competitive research grants and development of knowledge that may be commercially viable.
The ARP supports NSWIS sporting programs through focused research on the areas of:
- Technology for monitoring athletes
- Technology for athletic performance
- The health of the athlete
- Refining training