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Among its primary responsibilities, NHMRC provides advice to the Australian Government on health and medical research, and manages research support and funding through a variety of mechanisms, including grants for individuals specific research projects and broad programs of research.

Strategic Investment in Mental Health Research Priorities

An Australian Government Budget Measure: Strategic investment in mental health research priorities through the NHMRC - $26.2 million over the next five years.

NHMRC Assigners Academy

The NHMRC Academy is a prestigious body of eminent researchers that enhances NHMRC's peer review processes by giving independent expert advice to NHMRC's CEO.

Clinical Trials

NHMRC and the Department of Industry are undertaking work to improve the clinical trials environment in Australia.

Research Integrity

Researchers, HRECs, institutions and NHMRC all have a role in ensuring that research is conducted ethically.


NHMRC recognises that biobanking is a valuable underpinning for medical research.

National research facilities and networks

A list of infrastructure/platform technologies and/or collaborative networks that health and medical researchers may use as a resource to enhance and accelerate their research.

NHMRC international activities

NHMRC’s role in approving Approved Research Institutes

Information on NHMRC’s role in approving bodies as Approved Research Institutes (ARI) for deductible gift recipient status and in approving variations to the Research Committees of existing ARIs.

Women in Health Science

NHMRC established the Women in Health Science Working Committee in November 2013 to gain a better understanding of the issues that face women researchers in health and medical research.

Consumer and community invovlement

NHMRC understands the importance of engaging with consumers and the community to the successful performance of our functions.

NHMRC Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres

NHMRC has called for submissions from interested groups for recognition as an NHMRC Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre.


Page reviewed: 14 October, 2014