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Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2020–2022

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Publication date: 
10 November 2020
Last updated: 
9 November 2021
Publication type: 
Strategy or framework
Intended audience: 
General public

Following a national consultation, the priorities were developed by the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board and must be considered by Government when making decisions about funding from the MRFF.

The current MRFF priorities are:

Strategic and international horizons

  • One health – antimicrobial resistance
  • Global health and health security
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Ageing and aged care

Data and infrastructure 

  • Digital Health Intelligence

Health services and systems 

  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Primary care research

Capacity and collaboration 

  • Clinical researcher capacity
  • Consumer-driven research

Trials and Translation

  • Drug repurposing
  • Public health interventions


  • Translational research infrastructure