Over the period of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Corporate Plan 2015-2016, NHMRC will endeavour to support collaborative approaches to health and medical research internationally, including:
- connecting, supporting and encouraging links with researchers in health and non-health related disciplines,
- supporting a full breadth of health and medical research through international research partnerships, and
- engage in collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches to solving health problems.
NHMRC International Engagement Strategy
Within the framework of the Corporate Plan the NHMRC has established a strategy for prioritising new and existing activities with our international partners.
The NHMRC International Engagement Strategy 2016-2019 outlines NHMRC’s approach to working with our international partners over the next three years.
The Strategy identifies four key principles for international engagement:
- strategic alignment
- potential for scientific impact
- potential for scientific diplomacy
- resource implications.
NHMRC provides assistance to Australian researchers to participate in collaborative research projects with international researchers through both bilateral and multilateral arrangements. In order for researchers to participate in these schemes, their personal information may need to be disclosed by NHMRC to overseas recipients, generally for the purposes of peer review of the applications. Applicants are advised of this possibility at the time of making their application.
The following lists partners and multilateral funding arrangements with whom applicant information may be shared by NHMRC to enable assessment of grant applications.
- California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
- EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research
- Global Alliance for Chronic Disease (GACD)
- Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
- International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRFI)
- National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
- National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
- NHMRC – EU Collaborative Research Grants scheme
- Singapore – Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
NHMRC participates in international collaborations to foster global health and medical research goals. Occasionally, information may be shared between member organisations, generally about researchers with expertise in particular areas.
NHMRC always requests permission from the researcher to provide their names to these organisations.
- Cochrane Collaboration Funder’s Meeting
- Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH)
- Global Genomic Medicine Collaboration (G2MC)
- Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R)
- Heads of International (Biomedical) Research Organisations (HIROs)
- Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
- Indonesian Academy of Science
- International AIDS Society (IAS)
- International Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders (IAMHRF)
- International Cancer Research Funders Meeting
- International Collaborative Initiative Grand Challenges for Mental Health
- International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC)
- International Human Microbiome Consortium (IHMC)
- National Ethics Committee (NEC) Group
- OECD Clinical Clinical Trials Group
- Public Health Data Forum
- The International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS)
- Tripartite Agreement on Indigenous Health Research
- World Health Organization: International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP)