What the Medical Research Future Fund will do next

The board that oversights the Medical Research Future Fund announces seven strategic directions

The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board does this every five years. Through to 2026 emphases for the MRFF are.

 *  New or emerging areas of health need

* existing areas of unmet health need, “with a focus on achieving equity in health outcomes, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other priority populations

* promoting adoption of evidence-based practices, enabling equitable health outcomes

* social, environmental, and cultural factors, including strengths-based approaches that leverage patient/consumer and community knowledge and experience

* translation of research outputs … including through commercialisation of research outcomes and implementation of policy changes

*  investments in priority areas, by fostering collaboration between research groups and across disciplines and addressing gender equity

* encouragement of adaptive approaches to emerging challenges

Word on investments in them follows.