Health Research Impact Committee (HRIC) will advise the CEO and Council of NHMRC on strategies to promote, facilitate and communicate pathways from research to impact across all areas of health and medical research, including basic science, public health, clinical and health services research and research to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
The functions of HRIC, as gazetted by the Minister on 26 November 2020 are to advise the CEO and Council on all of the following:
- policies and strategies to promote, communicate and measure the impact of NHMRC-funded health and medical research (including basic science, public health, clinical and health services research and research to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities)
- strategies to facilitate the translation of research into clinical, public health and commercial outcomes
- strategies to foster embedding research in the health system
- other functions as the Minister from time to time determines in writing after consulting the CEO.
The composition of HRIC is not defined under the NHMRC Act. Membership of HRIC comprises researchers, clinicians, economists, business representatives and consumers, with expertise covering health services and health systems research, clinical medicine, public and population health, social sciences and multidisciplinary research and basic science. A member of AHEC also sits on HRIC – this is a requirement under the NHMRC Act.
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