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  PDF
Autism Assessment and Diagnosis Guideline  Autism CRC 16 October 2020 Autism Assessment and Diagnosis Guideline [PDF]
Tuberculosis control in the South-East Asian region Menzies School of Health Research 26 August 2020 Tuberculosis control in the South-East Asian region [PDF]
Mothers’ and their Children’s Health (MatCH) The University of Queensland 26 June 2020 Mothers’ and their Children’s Health (MatCH) [PDF]
Women’s Reproductive Health (InterLACE) The University of Queensland 26 June 2020 Women’s Reproductive Health (InterLACE) [PDF]
History of tuberculosis control in Australia Menzies School of Health Research 7 April 2020 History of tuberculosis control in Australia [PDF
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder The Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Sydney 25 February 2020 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder [PDF
Severe Asthma: Mepolizumab  Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)  28 November 2019 Severe Asthma: Mepolizumab [PDF]
Neurodegenerative disease and metals The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health 27 November 2019 Neurodegenerative disease and metals [PDF]
SMARThealth The George Institute for Global Health  18 July 2019 SMARThealth [PDF]
Pharmaxis Pharmaxis Ltd 8 April 2019 Pharmaxis [PDF]
The TRIUMPH study The George Institute for Global Health 28 March 2019 The TRIUMPH study [PDF]
Aridol and Bronchitol The University of Sydney 16 December 2018 Aridol and Bronchitol [PDF]
Picato gel QIMR Berghofer 16 December 2018  Picato gel [PDF]

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.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
•   Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation
•   Analysis of Australian Health and Medical Research Publications