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NHMRC research funding datasets based on burden of disease and health issues

These datasets reflect disease and health issues that are both relevant to the NHMRC Strategic Plan for 2010-2012 and 2013-2015 and also cover the wide range of information requests received by the NHMRC over the last several years.


This dataset is a summary list of the burden of disease and health issue-based datasets available from the 2000-2014 research funding data.  It includes summary details of each of the worksheets within each dataset and details of the currency of each dataset and worksheet. It is suggested as a quick reference point for those seeking time series funding information for particular diseases or health issues. Sheet one of the Summary details the annual expenditure across the period 2003-2014 for each dataset and for each worksheet within each dataset. Sheet Two of the Summary provides details of the currency of the data and the date it was prepared. It indicates the date that the dataset or worksheet was originated and the latest date that it was updated.

Datasets by Disease / Health Issue

Unless stated otherwise, all datasets in the list below cover the period 2000 - 2014.

Data current as of 06 August 2015.

Disease / health issue File type and size
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research XLSX, 3.13MB
Addiction and Substance Abuse XLSX, 993KB
Adolescent Health XLSX, 302KB
Aged Care XLSX, 196KB
Ageing XLSX, 3.17MB

XLSX, 1.14MB

Arthritic Conditions and Osteoporosis (NHPA) -
Asbestos Related Disease (including Mesothelioma) XLSX, 78KB
Asthma (NHPA) -
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) XLSX, 98KB
Autism spectrum disorders XLSX, 308KB
Autoimmune Disorders XLSX, 1.39MB
Behavioural Science XLSX, 1.08MB
Bio-ethics and Human health ethics XLSX, 75KB
Biosecurity XLSX, 391KB
Biotechnology XLSX, 3.81MB
Blood-borne Infectious Disease XLSX, 1.05MB
Blood Disorders

XLSX, 1.63MB

Bowel Disease XLSX, 856KB
Cancer (NHPA) -
Cardiovascular disease (NHPA) -
Carer’s/care giving and volunteers XLSX, 75KB
Cerebrospinal Fluid related issues(incl Hydrocephalus) XLSX, 48KB
Child Health XLSX, 2.34MB
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome XLSX, 34KB
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease XLSX, 173KB
Climate Change Issues XLSX, 58KB
Clinical Trials XLSX, 5.19MB
Community Health XLSX, 452KB
Comparative Effectiveness XLSX, 644KB
Complementary Medicines and Alternative Therapies XLSX, 332KB
Congenital Abnormalities XLSX, 1.15MB
Consumer Participation in Research NEW XLSX, 143KB
Cystic Fibrosis XLSX, 110KB
Decision Making and Decision support in Research NEW XLSX, 131KB
Dementia Research (including Alzheimer's Disease) (NHPA) -
Dental and Oral Health XLSX, 332KB
Developmental disorders and disabilities XLSX, 978KB
Diabetes (NHPA) -
Diagnostic Applications XLSX, 357KB
Digestive System Diseases and Disorders XLSX, 1.71MB
Disorders of Birth (Congenital), Family (Familial) and Inheritance (Genetics) XLSX, 3.58MB
Doctor/Patient Communication  NEW XLSX, 66KB
Down Syndrome XLSX, 90KB
Eczema (Dermatitis) XLSX, 51KB
End of life decision making XLSX, 47KB
Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders and Issues XLSX, 3.39MB
Environmental Health Issues XLSX, 1.15MB
Epidemiology XLSX, 1.78MB
Evaluation of health care, health services, health interventions, therapies and treatments XLSX, 386KB
Evidence-based Practice XLSX, 2.68KB
Exercise Physiology XLSX, 418KB
Genitourinary Disorders XLSX, 897KB
Global Health XLSX, 2.22MB
Guideline development – clinical or ethical XLSX, 127KB
Health Care Administration XLSX, 40KB
Health Care Access and Utilisation XLSX, 186KB
Health Care Counseling XLSX, 154KB
Health Economics XLSX, 231KB
Health Education and Literacy XLSX, 202KB
Health Informatics XLSX, 598KB
Health Promotion XLSX, 990KB
Health Services Research XLSX, 1.04MB
Health workforce XLSX, 124KB
Hearing Related Issues XLSX, 281KB
Hepatitis XLSX, 296KB
Herpes Related Issues XLSX, 832KB
Hospital Care and Service Delivery  NEW XLSX, 551KB
Human Development Issues XLSX, 2.24MB
Human Genetics and Genomics XLSX, 11.77MB
Imaging XLSX, 820KB
Infectious and Parasitical Diseases  XLSX, 5.12MB
Influenza XLSX, 219KB
Inherited (Genetics) Diseases and Disorders XLSX, 3.76MB
Injury related issues (NHPA) -
Instruments and techniques XLSX, 128KB
Internet Medicine and Telehealth XLSX, 254KB
Kidney/Renal disorders XLSX, 1.86MB
Liver Disease Issues XLSX, 2.84MB
Lymphatic System Issues XLSX, 319KB
Malaria XLSX, 281KB
Maternal Health XLSX, 1.99MB
Medical devices XLSX, 283KB
Men's Health XLSX, 1.58MB
Mental Health (NHPA) -
Metabolic syndrome XLSX, 198KB
Musculoskeletal and Arthritic Conditions XLSX, 4.1MB
Nanotechnology XLSX, 164KB
Neonatal and Newborn XLSX, 610KB
Nervous Systems (Neuroscience) Disorders XLSX, 11.78MB
New Food Technologies in Health XLSX, 107KB
Nursing Related Issues XLSX, 136KB
Nutritional Deficiencies XLSX, 2.72MB
Obesity (NHPA) -
Observational studies XLSX, 1.46MB
Occupational Health Issues XLSX, 117KB
Otorhinolaryngology XLSX, 566KB
Pain and Pain Management Issues XLSX, 752KB
Palliative Care XLSX, 126KB
Parent and Family Health Care XLSX, 218KB
Patient Safety XLSX, 123KB
Personalised medicine XLSX, 59KB
Prevention / preventive medicine XLSX, 5.71MB
Primary health care and General Practice XLSX, 552KB
Public and Population Health Issues XLSX, 3.28MB
Quality of life XLSX, 230KB
Regenerative Medicine XLSX, 580KB
Rehabilitation issues XLSX, 558KB
Reproductive Health Issues XLSX, 2.65MB
Respiratory Conditions - acute and chronic XLSX, 1.63MB
Rheumatology and arthritic conditions  NEW XLSX, 2.07MB
Rural and Remote Health XLSX, 474KB
Self-Management of Chronic Diseases XLSX, 147KB
Senses and Sensory Systems XLSX, 601KB
Sexually Transmitted Infections XLSX, 774KB
Skin Disorders XLSX, 331KB
Sleep Disorders XLSX, 473KB
Social and Socio-Economic Aspects of Health XLSX, 1.05MB
Speech and Language Disorders XLSX, 209KB
Statistics and Mathematical Modeling XLSX, 357KB
Stem Cells Research XLSX, 2.24MB
Stroke Research XLSX, 1022KB
Surgery related issues XLSX, 719KB
Tobacco Usage XLSX, 230KB
Transplantation Immunology XLSX, 1.02MB
Trauma and related issues XLSX, 571KB
Tuberculosis XLSX, 104KB
Vaccines and Antiviral Development XLSX, 942KB
Vision Sciences and Ophthalmology Issues XLSX, 2.17MB
Water Related Issues XLSX, 44KB
Women's Health Issues XLSX, 3.83MB


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Page last updated on 26 August 2015