Among its primary responsibilities, NHMRC provides advice to the Australian Government on health and medical research, and manages research support and funding through a variety of mechanisms, including grants for individuals specific research projects and broad programs of research.

Boosting Dementia Research Initiative

Funding for vital research and translation to improve diagnosis, prevention and management of dementia.

Clinical Trials

NHMRC and the Department of Industry are undertaking work to improve the clinical trials environment in Australia.

Consumer and community involvement

NHMRC understands the importance of engaging with consumers and the community to the successful performance of our functions.

Embryo Research Licensing 

International activities

NHMRC Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres

NHMRC has called for submissions from interested groups for recognition as an NHMRC Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre.

NHMRC’s role in approving Approved Research Institutes

Information on NHMRC’s role in approving bodies as Approved Research Institutes (ARI) for deductible gift recipient status and in approving variations to the Research Committees of existing ARIs.

Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Programme

An Australian Government Budget Measure: Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Programme through the NHMRC - $6.8 million.

Research facilities and biobanks 

Research Translation

Supporting the effective and rapid translation of research findings into health care policy and practice.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Researchers, HRECs, institutions and NHMRC all have a role in ensuring that research is conducted ethically.

Strategic Investment in Mental Health Research Priorities

An Australian Government Budget Measure: Strategic investment in mental health research priorities through the NHMRC - $26.2 million over the next five years.

Women in Health Science

NHMRC established the Women in Health Science Working Committee in November 2013 to gain a better understanding of the issues that face women researchers in health and medical research.

Zika Virus (ZIKV) Research 

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has a number of mechanisms to support Zika virus research.