National Health and Medical Research Council
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|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|
|Ministers responsible||, Department of Health and Ageing
|Parent department||Department of Health and Ageing|
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 Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997. It was a part of the Department of Health and Ageing portfolio until mid-2007. It is now a self-governing statutory authority.
In 2010 the NHMRC's new online system for grant applications was the subject of criticism after a series of technical problems.
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.
- NHMRC research funding datasets 1990 - 2010
- Healy, Guy (17 March 2010). "Online grants system proves a nightmare". The Australian. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
- "NHMRC additional levels of evidence and grades for recommendations for developers of guidelines" (PDF). Australian Government. National Health and Medical Research Council. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
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