National Health and Medical Research Council
|Jurisdiction||Commonwealth of Australia|
|Headquarters||Level 1, 16 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra|
|Motto||Working to build a healthy Australia|
|Parent department||Department of Health|
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is Australia's peak funding body for medical research, with a budget of roughly $700 million a year. The Council was established to develop and maintain health standards and is responsible for implementing the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992.
This body is a material agency and is incorporated under the federal Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997. It was a part of the Department of Health and Ageing portfolio until mid-2007 when it became a self-governing statutory authority.
Medical research grading
The NHMRC research grading is commonly used to assess medical publications. These include, from the most reliable to least: systematic review, randomized control trial, cohort study, case control, case series.
In 2010, the NHMRC's new online system for grant applications was the subject of criticism after a series of technical problems.
The community organisation Organisation Intersex International Australia criticised the NHMRC for funding research programs that pathologise intersex variations as disorders.
- ↑ NHMRC research funding datasets 1990–2010
- ↑ "NHMRC additional levels of evidence and grades for recommendations for developers of guidelines" (PDF). Australian Government. National Health and Medical Research Council. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
- ↑ Healy, Guy (17 March 2010). "Online grants system proves a nightmare". The Australian. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
- ↑ Carpenter, Morgan; Organisation Intersex International Australia (6 February 2015). Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Rights Snapshot Report. Sydney: Organisation Intersex International Australia.
- ↑ Carpenter, Morgan; Organisation Intersex International Australia (30 April 2014), Submission on the Review of Part B of the Ethical Guidelines for the Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Clinical Practice and Research, 2007, Sydney: Organisation Intersex International Australia