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Developing a NHMRC Strategic Plan – a national strategy for medical research and public health research

Closed on Friday, 28 August 2009, 12:00am (AEDT). Submissions are no longer being accepted.

The National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 requires the NHMRC to present a Strategic Plan to government on a triennial basis.  Each Strategic Plan must include a national strategy for medical research and public health research.

In preparation for the next Strategic Plan, which will cover the period January 2010 – December 2012, NHMRC has prepared a Consultation Paper setting out a draft strategy for medical research and public health research. The draft Strategy has been developed through NHMRC’s Research Committee and Council, has taken into account the recommendations of the three reviews of our research funding and peer review processes (the Bernstein and Zerhouni and Nutbeam reviews), and has been shaped by ideas and issues raised by the research and health sectors through our regular consultations.

We now invite your comments on the Draft National Strategy for Medical Research and Public Health Research.

 How to make a submission

The Consultation Paper can be downloaded below.

Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. If this is not possible, please make your submission in writing (preferably typed or word processed) or on audio tape and submit it by mail. Electronic submissions should be emailed to the address below.

Please ensure that the author of the submission and organisation (if applicable) is clearly stated.  If you would like your submission to be treated as confidential, please indicate this clearly (for example, by marking CONFIDENTIAL on each page of your written submission).  Submissions may be subject to release under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. All submissions will have personal contact details removed prior to becoming publicly available on the NHMRC website.

Consultation documents

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Consultation date

Please note the Timezone is AEDT.

Closing date: 
Friday, 28 August 2009 (All day)
Please note that for some NHMRC consultations no extensions will be given. Where extensions are available you will need to contact the project officer using the contact details at the bottom of this page. However, in order for NHMRC to extend the date of a submission you will need to have created an account and started a submission.
Contact for further information

National Health and Medical Research Council

GPO Box 1421



(02) 6217 9000

Public submissions

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