National Health and Medical Research Council

National Health and Medical Research Council

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is Australia’s leading expert body promoting the development and maintenance of public and individual health standards.

NHMRC brings together within a single national organisation the functions of research funding and development of advice. One of its strengths is that it draws upon the resources of all components of the health system, including governments, medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals, researchers, teaching and research institutions, public and private program managers, service administrators, community health organisations, social health researchers and consumers.

The mission statement of the NHMRC is Working to build a healthy Australia.

The themes of investment, translation and integrity represent NHMRC’s strategy for health and medical research for the period 2016–17 to 2019–20. As set out in the NHMRC Corporate Plan 2016–2017, NHMRC will:

  • invest in high quality health and medical research and build research capability, supporting the best research and researchers
  • support the translation of health and medical research into clinical practice, policy and health systems and the effective commercialisation of research discoveries
  • maintain a strong integrity framework for research and guideline development, underpinning rigorous research and relevant and accurate guidelines and promoting community trust.

Further information can be found on our website.

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