Evaluation and reporting are essential for continuous quality improvement and so are embedded in the day-to-day work of NHMRC.

Evaluation activities at NHMRC are guided by our Evaluation Strategy (see Downloads section). The Strategy complements and builds on evaluation frameworks – such as the Commonwealth Evaluation Policy – to which NHMRC is subject as an Australian Government agency under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).

NHMRC’s Evaluation Strategy provides a framework that ensures we continue to improve efficiency and effectiveness in undertaking our core business activities to measure, assess and communicate our performance.

Evaluation and Reporting

NHMRC evaluation and reporting takes place through a number of mechanisms including:

Information regarding NHMRC’s evaluation and reporting activities is published via Tracker and on our social media accounts. Follow or subscribe to stay up to date.

NHMRC evaluations

Below are links to evaluation-related documents that were published, commissioned or supported by NHMRC.

Title Date published 
Evaluation of the 2021 Investigator Grants ‘Relative to Opportunity’ Trial 11 April 2022
Outcomes of the Review of the NHMRC Research Translation Centre Initiative (Nous Group) September 2021
2019 Survey of research culture in Australian NHMRC-funded institutions February 2020
Design and development of an evaluation framework for the NHMRC (RAND) June 2019
Boosting Dementia Research Initiative 2014-2019 Report  2019
Consultation on the development of peer review for NHMRC’s new grant program 23 April 2018

You can contact NHMRC’s Evaluation Unit at evaluation@nhmrc.gov.au.


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