National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2003-2013

Research

To ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enjoy a healthy life equal to that of the general population that is enriched by a strong living culture, dignity and justice.

Page last updated: 30 August 2011

Longer Term Priority Actions (current year and beyond):
(Specific Strategies)

Lead Agency
(Contributing agencies)

Research

145. Develop NHMRC capacity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research by:
  • As specified in the NHMRC Strategic Plan, allocating at least 5% of the NHMRC’s total annual research funding budget to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research;
  • Including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation on the NHMRC;
  • Supporting research programs in line with the priorities and processes identified by the NHMRC Road Map: A Strategic Framework for Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Through Research;
  • Contributing to the evaluation of the NHMRC Road Map in 2007-08 and implement recommendations resulting from the evaluation.
NHMRC
146. Increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in and control of research and research funding processes.DoHA/NHMRC
147. Maintain capacity building strategies in health research aimed at improving the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in all levels of health research and consider adopting performance indicators to assess participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in all levels of research. NHMRC/ DEST/ DoHA
148. Implement the NHMRC’s Values and Ethics: Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research for application in the ethical reviews of all health research protocols involving Indigenous Australians. NHMRC
149. Promote industry and research partnerships that identify research projects able to be led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers or Aboriginal organisations and which target specific health and social policy areas. NHMRC/DoHA
150. Consult with relevant Departments to promote inter-sectoral funding for research proposals that may not be supported by existing NHMRC programs, but that may have value or relevance to policies being developed by other portfolios. DoHA (FaCSIA, NHMRC, DEWR, DEST)
151. Build research and evaluation capacity in the primary health care sector, particularly in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services sector. – see also KRA1 NHMRC/ DoHA/ AIHW
152. Foster International collaboration on research and data. DoHA/ NHMRC/ ABS/ AIHW