Peak body sets med research priorities

The seven Medical Research Future Fund strategies through to 2026 (CMM yesterday) are ready and now the two-year priorities are proposed

Both are set by the MRFF-supervising Australian Medical Research Advisory Board and are an indication of what the great and the good want done and how, including,

* research infrastructure and capability: “emphasis should be placed on building capacity and capability, including through collaboration and partnerships with industry. This includes better integration with NCRIS (National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy) on infrastructure support.”

* translation and commercialisation: “support for translation of research into improved healthcare, new healthcare technologies, treatments and models of care. This includes supporting transitions through the ‘valleys of death’ and de-risking projects to support commercial viability and implementation”

* health and medical researcher capacity and capability: “a focus on priority areas including clinical researchers and early to mid-career researchers, and building research translation, innovation and commercialisation skills”

* data, digital health and AI: “support research that leverages and enhances data platforms, linkage, data storage and analytics; applied artificial intelligence, end-user digital utility; and the development of novel decision tools”.