NHMRC produces impact case studies to demonstrate its contribution to raising the standard of individual and public health throughout Australia.

Each case study is developed in partnership with one or more Australian research organisations and other bodies.

These case studies demonstrate that outcomes and impact can take many years, and the combined work of many people and organisations, to generate. Through documenting research translation journeys they show that the creation of knowledge is vital, but also that there are many other activities necessary to generate impact.

Guidelines on how we partner with organisations to produce case studies are on our website

NHMRC impact case studies 


Partner Date published 
Picato gel QIMR Berghofer 16 December 2018
Aridol and Bronchitol The University of Sydney 16 December 2018
The TRIUMPH study The George Institute for Global Health 28 March 2019
Pharmaxis Pharmaxis Ltd 8 April 2019
SMARThealth The George Institute for Global Health  18 July 2019
Neurodegenerative disease and metals The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health 27 November 2019
Severe Asthma: Mepolizumab  Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)  28 November 2019
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder The Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Sydney 25 February 2020
History of tuberculosis control in Australia Menzies School of Health Research 7 April 2020
Women’s Reproductive Health (InterLACE): Case Study The University of Queensland 26 June 2020
Mothers’ and their Children’s Health (MatCH) Case Study The University of Queensland 26 June 2020

If you have any comments or suggestions, would like to be kept informed when new case studies are published, or would like to discuss partnering with NHMRC to document your organisation’s work as an NHMRC case study, then please let us know.

You can contact the Impact Case Studies team at research.sector.data.policy@nhmrc.gov.au.


  1. These impact Case Studies are not intended to be used as a template to guide the development of case studies for inclusion within NHMRC grant applications. Please follow the instructions within the relevant Grant Guidelines when applying for an NHMRC grant.
  2. NHMRC does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. The views and opinions expressed within NHMRC case studies are not necessarily those of the Australian Government. The case studies are not to be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. 

Other NHMRC activities related to impact

•   Ten of the Best NHMRC Research Projects
•   2019 NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation
•   Measuring up 2013