As the nation’s leading expert body in health and medical research, the NHMRC set high standards of integrity and scientific rigour, and champion the pursuit of better health outcomes for all Australians.
The NHMRC brings together within a single national organisation the functions of research funding and development of advice. 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.
Vision and mission
Building pathways to a healthier future through research funding, health guidelines and ethical standards.
The mission statement of the NHMRC is 'Building a healthy Australia'.
How the NHMRC can help
NHMRC has a statutory responsibility under the NHMRC Act 1992 (the Act) to raise the standard of individual and public health throughout Australia and foster the development of consistent health standards between the various states and territories. They advise the community on matters relating to:
- the improvement of health
- the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease
- the provision of health care
- public health research and medical research
- ethical issues relating to health.
Information / help lines
- Call +61 (02) 6217 9000, Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm (AEST).