Information for Institutions reporting on compliance against the NHMRC Funding Agreement.

Administering Institutions (AIs) are required to submit an Institutional Annual Compliance Report (IACR) to NHMRC each year detailing ongoing compliance with the NHMRC Funding Agreement and other relevant policies for the previous calendar year.

All AIs must submit a report, regardless of whether the AI has administered NHMRC grants in the reporting year.

IACR survey

The information provided to NHMRC within each compliance report is used by NHMRC to better understand the perspectives of AIs and to assist NHMRC's management of the matters covered.

The IACR questions asked may change from year to year, depending on the current focus of compliance monitoring. The IACR survey questions relate to events and activities that occurred from 1 January to 31 December (the reporting year) only, unless otherwise specified.

Primary Research Administration Officers (RAOs) are advised that a writable offline form containing all IACR survey questions is available below. This writable offline form supports AIs in collating the response on behalf of multiple areas of the institution ahead of the online submission of the survey.

Some questions in the offline form may not appear in the online IACR survey as only relevant questions will appear and this will depend on your responses. NHMRC suggests that AIs answer all questions in the offline form and use this as part of their internal record.

In addition to the IACR survey, if your institution no longer requires AI status, for example, for either of the following reasons:

  • the institution will not be applying for grants as an AI in future
  • the institution only maintained AI status to apply for Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grants (which now require separate Eligible Organisation approved status)

please advise NHMRC via a letter from your Chief Executive Officer or Delegate (this is likely to be the Primary Responsible Officer) to

The IACR survey covering 2023 will be sent to Primary RAOs by email on 12 February 2024. The 2023 IACR survey is conducted using an online survey that is available through the hyperlink provided to each AI.

Due date

The IACR survey submission due date is Wednesday 27 March 17:00 AEST.

Failure to complete the report by the due date may result in delays to NHMRC making the scheduled monthly grant payments to the AI and/or may affect AI Status.

User Guide

NHMRC has made a User Guide available to provide guidance for filling out the online survey. The User guide is available below.

Contact for further information

For further information, direct any enquiries regarding the IACR to: