The NHMRC uses a number of research classification systems to categorise research applications including Broad Research Area, Field of Research, Burden of Disease and Research Keywords.

Fields of Research (FOR)

The Fields of Research used by the NHMRC have been developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and published as the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) 2008 edition.

Broad Research Area

Used to describe the research more broadly.

  • Basic Science
  • Clinical Medicine and Science
  • Health Services Research
  • Public Health

Research Keywords

Used to describe the research more specifically.

Burden of Disease

Used to describe the diseases or health conditions that the research relates to. The Burden of Disease classification is based on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) developed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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