Information for Guideline Developers

NHMRC has a legislated role in providing high quality evidence based health advice to government and the community. 

2016 NHMRC Standards for Guidelines

NHMRC’s 2016 Standards for Guidelines were developed by NHMRC’s Advisory Group on the Synthesis and Translation of Research Evidence in order to bring Australia’s standards for guidelines up to date and into line with similar standards internationally.

They are applicable to all guidelines containing recommendations for clinical practice, public health and environmental health.

NHMRC’s Guideline Approval Program

NHMRC approval of a clinical practice guideline developed by another organisation indicates that the guideline is of a high quality, based on the best available evidence and developed to rigorous standards.

Find out how to seek NHMRC approval of your guideline

Resources for guideline developers

NHMRC has a variety of resources for guideline developer. 

Resources for guideline developers

Clinical Practice Guidelines in Development Register

The Guidelines Register is for Australian guideline developers to share information about their guideline in development.

Clinical Practice Guidelines in Development Register

Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal

The Portal has been developed to help Australian clinicians and consumers access clinical practice guidelines via a single entry point.

Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal

NHMRC develops clinical practice, population health and ethics guidelines.

To find out more on how NHMRC develops its guidelines 

Guideline activity in Australia

NHMRC monitors guideline activity in Australia and describes trends in important quality indicators.

Reporting on Australian clinical practice guidelines