The NHMRC Strategic Plan 2013-2015 identifies NHMRC priorities, the major health issues we have
identified for this triennium, and how NHMRC will deal with these issues and a strategy for medical research and public health research.
Our priority actions
Create new knowledge through support of discovery research
- For the benefit of Australia and the world.
- In any area relevant to improving health.
Accelerate research translation
- So that health care and the prevention of illness is based on evidence.
Build Australia’s future capability for research and translation
- By ensuring that Australia has the researchers, systems and translational capabilities to meet the challenges of the future.
Set high standards in ethics in health care and research
- So that health care and research is conducted ethically and with integrity.
Work with partners – States and Territories, health bodies, health industries
and community and consumers groups
- To maximise the benefits to Australia’s health and prosperity from the work of NHMRC.
Benefits to Australia
The outcomes we aim for through these priority actions are depicted in the diagram below.
Better health starts through the creation of new knowledge, but the realisation of benefits relies on uptake of the knowledge, and its translation into practice and policy.
We will fund translational research and better use health and medical researchers to help us identify the major opportunities to speed up policy and practice improvements with our partners, and to achieve national economic growth.
The Virtuous Cycle – Research leading to outcomes that benefit Australia