Strategies for the MRFF
Australian Medical Research and Innovation Five Year Strategy
CHA considers that important gaps exist in both Australia’s approach to health and medical research. The MRFF provides a unique opportunity to fund health sector identified priority areas in a manner that addresses these gaps.
Current gaps include insufficient:
- Funding to support both research projects and core infrastructure including clinical trial capabilities, clinical registries (that enhance the existing hospital based Safety and quality activities)
- Funding for core clinical research support staff such as those running the registries and undertaking clinical trials.
- Funding for hospital-based clinical staff to ensure they have stable financial support to allow them to undertake research as a part of and not separate to their clinical responsibilities.
- Funding for multi-disciplinary teams to ensure outcomes are person-centred and holistic.
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