Medical Research Future Fund's Genomics Health Futures Mission - National Consultation on the Roadmap, Implementation Plan and Summary of Recommendations from the Scientific Strategy Committee Report

Closed 23 Apr 2021

Opened 14 Dec 2020


The Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) Genomics Health Futures Mission (the Mission) was announced as part of the 2018-19 budget to provide $500 million for research to deliver better testing, diagnosis and treatment.

An Expert Advisory Committee was appointed in April 2019 to provide advice to the Minister for Health on the strategic priorities for research investment through the Mission.

As per the MRFF Mission Governance document, the Expert Advisory Committee is to provide their advice on priorities for research investment through the Mission by developing a Roadmap and Implementation Plan.

The Mission’s Roadmap is a high level strategic document that includes the aim, vision, goal and priorities for investment for the Mission. To support the Roadmap, the Implementation Plan outlines the priorities for investment (short, medium and long term), evaluation approaches and measures, supporting activities, and collaborative opportunities.

The Roadmap and Implementation Plan will be used by the Department to design and implement Mission investments via Grant Opportunities promoted through GrantConnect. 2020-21 investments through this Mission are available through

The consultation

The draft Roadmap and Implementation Plan have been reviewed by an international panel of experts in November 2020, who provided feedback and advice in the context of relevant activities occurring internationally.

The Expert Advisory Committee considered the input provided by the international panel and agreed to a number of minor changes to the Implementation Plan. No changes were recommended for, or made to, the Roadmap.

The report from the international review panel meeting is available below.

Why your views matter

This consultation is to seek feedback from the community on the Mission’s draft Roadmap and Implementation Plan. Both documents are available below.


As part of this consultation, two webinars were held on 16 March 2021 and 25 March 2021 to provide an opportunity for the community to gain a greater understanding of the purpose of the Roadmap and Implementation Plan and to ask any questions. During the webinars, a presentation was provided by the Chair of the Genomics Health Futures Mission Expert Advisory Committee, Professor Ian Frazer. A copy of the presentation can be accessed from the bottom of this page.

How to have your say

Consultation questions are provided to guide your submission.

How will we use your feedback

Submissions will be used to inform any further development of the Roadmap and Implementation Plan by the Expert Advisory Committee.


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