Medical Research Future Fund consultation to inform the second Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2018-2020

Closed 31 Aug 2018

Opened 29 Jun 2018


Consistent with the Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015 (the Act), the independent Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB) is conducting a national consultation to inform the development of the second set of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities (Priorities) 2018-2020. The timeframe is chosen to ensure the second set of Priorities takes effect from the day the inaugural MRFF Priorities expire, 8 November 2018.

MRFF Priorities serve to inform future Government decisions on MRFF initiatives and therefore it is important that the community is engaged in their development.

AMRAB is interested in hearing reflections on the first set of MRFF Priorities, the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2016-2018, and how the next set of Priorities should extend or reset the direction of the MRFF. Those to be engaged include the Australian public, organisations with expertise in health and medical research and innovation, consumer representatives, clinicians and health services managers. The 2018-2020 Priorities need to be a robust articulation of areas of strategic research investment opportunity articulated by the community.

This consultation will commence in July 2018 and will include public forums, targeted themed roundtables and opportunities for public submissions. Details and booking arrangements for the public forums will be made available on the MRFF website. Public submissions can be submitted through this consultation page.

These encounters and learnings will inform AMRAB’s deliberations with the aim of to finalising the next set of MRFF Priorities to be submitted to Parliament in early November 2018, as per the requirements of the Act.


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