Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016-2021

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Publication date: 
9 November 2016
Last updated: 
23 December 2020
Publication type: 
Strategy or framework
Intended audience: 
General public

The Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016 — 2021 was prepared by Australian Medical Research Advisory Board. It sets out the vision, aims, objectives, impact measurement and strategic platforms of the MRFF. The strategic platforms provide a framework for identifying MRFF priorities. The six platforms are:

  1. Strategic and international horizons — leading and collaborating with global health and medical research
  2. Data and infrastructure — integrating our health data framework to support healthcare delivery, service improvement and best practice
  3. Health services and systems — to discover affordable models of healthcare. To  develop innovative and evidence-based approaches to treatment, prevention, diagnosis and the management of disease
  4. Capacity and collaboration — encourage collaboration between academia, health providers and industry focusing on solutions to research
  5. Trials and translation — transforming non-commercial clinical trials of major importance into tangible results that lead to positive clinical practice and behaviour changes
  6. Commercialisation — to enable discoveries to become every day realities, where the general public benefits from research innovations