The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (Advisory Board) has released the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016-2021 (the Strategy) and the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2016-2018 (the Priorities).

The Strategy provides a five year vision for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and the Priorities identify a reference list for investments over the next two years. The Government will take both documents into account when establishing funding programs to be agreed through Budget processes.

The release of the Strategy and Priorities will allow the Government to commence the disbursements from the MRFF this financial year.

The Advisory Board consulted with more than 1,000 stakeholders, including the Academy, in the establishment of the Strategy and Priorities.

The key documents, along with further information on the MRFF, are available from health.gov.au/mrff.