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Discussion Paper - Developing Advanced Health Research Centres in Australia

Closed on Saturday, 5 March 2011, 12:00am (AEDT). Submissions are no longer being accepted.

 NHMRC invites comment on a proposal to encourage the development of Advanced health Research Centres through collaboration between universities, Medical Research Institutes and hospitals to support research and research translation. The discussion paper - Developing Advanced Health Research Centres in Australia (see below) - was released for public consultation on 21 December 2010.

We are seeking feedback on a strategy to build Australia’s capacity to undertake essential health and medical research and to translate knowledge acquired from biomedical research into improved patient care.  The consultation period on the discussion paper will last until 5 March 2011.

The Discussion Paper seeks views on:

  • the aims of the Centres
  • the selection criteria
  • governance arrangements
  • size and geographical distribution of the Centres
  • involvement of primary care organisations
  • the way in which achievements relative to opportunity should be considered, taking into account that Australian medical schools and hospitals have been established for widely varying times
  • ways that philanthropic contributions to health and medical research can best be utilised.

December 2009 Round Table

NHMRC is committed to supporting the translation of research into improved health policy and practice. NHMRC also wishes to encourage collaboration between universities, medical research institutes and the health system (including hospitals) to facilitate research translation.

As part of this committment, in December 2009 NHMRC convened a round table to discuss the integration of leadership in patient care, research and research translation, and health professional education. You can view the outcomes of this discussion below.

Consultation documents
Consultation date

Please note the Timezone is AEDT.

Closing date: 
Saturday, 5 March 2011 (All day)
Contact for further information

National Health and Medical Research Council

GPO Box 1421



(02) 6217 9000


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