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National Health and Medical Research CouncilResearch Funder/Centre

Type of institution

Funding centre

Website

http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about/organisation-overview

Description

The National Health and Medical research Council (NHMRC) is Australia’s leading expert body promoting the development and maintenance of public and individual health standards.


NHMRC brings together within a single national organisation the functions of research funding and development of advice. One of its strengths is that it draws upon the resources of all components of the health system, including governments, medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals, researchers, teaching and research institutions, public and private program managers, service administrators, community health organisations, social health researchers and consumers.



Among its primary responsibilities, NHMRC provides advice to the Australian Government on health and medical research, and manages research support and funding through a variety of mechanisms, including grants for individuals specific research projects and broad programs of research.

Aims

Objective 1 – Raise the standard of individual and public health throughout Australia
Objective 2 – Foster the development of consistent health standards between the various States and Territories
Objective 3 – Foster medical research and training and public health research and training throughout Australia
Objective 4 – Foster consideration of ethical issues relating to health
Objective 5 – Build a better NHMRC


Main research areas


Research disciplines

Medical/Clinical Sciences/Nursing,Social/Behavioral

Address

Level 1
16 Marcus Clarke Street
Canberra
Australia
Canberra

Telephone

+61 2 6217 9000

Fax

+61 2 6217 9100

Email

nhmrc@nhmrc.gov.au

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