Research Data Infrastructure initiative
The Research Data Infrastructure initiative will fund the creation or extension of national research data infrastructure with a focus on data registries, biobanks and data linkage platforms to support Australian medical research. It will provide $80 million over 8 years, starting in 2020–21.
What is the Research Data Infrastructure initiative?
This initiative will invest in national research data infrastructure with a focus on strategic investment in data registries, biobanks and data linkage platforms to support world-class health and medical research in Australia. It will provide $80 million over 8 years.
Why is the Research Data Infrastructure initiative 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
What are the goals of the Research Data Infrastructure initiative?
The initiative’s goals are strategic investments to establish and extend national research data infrastructure to support world-class health and medical research.
How will we meet these goals?
We are currently developing priorities for this initiative.
See the initiative snapshot for details of how we plan to meet these goals.
This snapshot shows this initiative at a glance. It includes budgets, early funding priorities and grant timelines, as at November 2019. Researchers and other stakeholders can use it to plan for upcoming opportunities and see how the initiative will be established, expanded and embedded over time.
Who works with us on the Research Data Infrastructure initiative?
The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funds the initiative.
Our Health and Medical Research Office oversees this and other MRFF initiatives.
Apply for funding
We will list grants on GrantConnect when they open. If you want GrantConnect to notify you about future MRFF grants:
- register with them
- enter ‘MRFF’ in the keyword section of your GrantConnect profile
There are currently no upcoming grant opportunities.
Open grant rounds
There are currently no open grant opportunities.
Grants being assessed
We are currently assessing applications received under the 2020 Primary Health Care Research Data Infrastructure opportunity.
As at 25 March 2021 we have not awarded or announced any grants under this initiative.
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.