About the Research Data Infrastructure initiative

The Research Data Infrastructure initiative will provide $100 million over 10 years between 2022-23 and 2031-32 to invest in national research data infrastructure.

This initiative will have a focus on strategic investment in data registries, biobanks and data linkage platforms to enable and enhance Australian medical research. This will include supporting infrastructure that makes evidence-based care easier for health professionals, drives efficient use of resources and advances healthcare.

Why it is important

Science progresses faster when researchers can work together and use each other’s data.

This initiative will support national data infrastructure that helps researchers to collect, share and analyse data more widely. Access to health data:

  • makes evidence-based care easier for health professionals
  • drives efficient use of resources
  • advances healthcare.


The objective of this initiative is to support strategic investments that establish and extend national research data infrastructure to support world-class health and medical research.

Meeting our objectives

We will monitor the initiative in accordance with the principles and approach detailed in the MRFF Monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy.

Who we work with

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funds the initiative.

Our Health and Medical Research Office oversees this and other MRFF initiatives.

Apply for funding

View the MRFF grants calendar to see which grants are open, when applications close and when we expect to award funding.

Register with GrantConnect to receive notifications about future funding opportunities under this initiative.

Grants awarded

See a list of all MRFF grant recipients.


For more information contact us.

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) contact

Contact for more information about the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), or to provide feedback on the MRFF website.

General enquiries:
MRFF [at] health.gov.au
MRFF website or newsletter feedback:
HMRO [at] health.gov.au

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Last updated: 
29 March 2022