The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (Advisory Board) has announced the release of the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016-2021 (the Strategy) and the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2016-2018 (the Priorities).
The Strategy provides a five year vision for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and the Priorities identify a reference list for investments over the next two years. The Government will take both documents into account when establishing funding programs to be agreed through Budget processes.
The release of the Strategy and Priorities allows the Government to commence the disbursements from the MRFF this financial year.
The Advisory Board consulted with more than 1,000 stakeholders to ensure these documents put forward an approach that will meet the needs of consumers, the research community, and the broader health system. The Advisory Board would like to thank those who took the time to be engaged and contribute.
The Strategy and Priorities, along with further information on the MRFF, are available from health.gov.au/mrff.