On 4 May 2016 the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board supporting the Medical Research Future Fund held its inaugural meeting.
Under the Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015, the Advisory Board is tasked with determining the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy (Strategy) and related Priorities.
The Advisory Board has agreed to a two-stage consultation process to inform the development of these important documents. The first stage will be a public call for submissions and is now open. The second stage will follow in July with targeted consultation events.
A consultation paper (incorporating the building blocks for the Strategy) and a pro forma for articulating priorities, together with instructions for making a written submission is available on the Department of Health consultation hub.
Written submissions will be accepted until 6 June 2016. All queries can be directed to MRFF@health.gov.au.