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. 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).

The 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 our 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
Research Impact Track Record Assessment (RITRA) framework Evaluation Report 30 January 2024
Post-implementation review survey results – Postgraduate Scholarships 2019-2022 30 October 2023
Peer Review Analysis Committee report 23 August 2023
Evaluation of the Medical Research Future Fund Clinical Trials Activity 11 August 2023
Investigator Grants Infographic – Improvements gained through application-centric peer review  14 June 2023
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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