Improving Alignment and Coordination Between the Medical Research Future Fund and NHMRC’s Medical Research Endowment Account - NRHA's comments

28 August 2023

The Alliance has given our members the opportunity to advise us of their preferences in relation to the models put forward in the discussion paper. The general consensus is that models 1 or 2 would be considered suitable, however, we felt it was more important to outline the key issues that we believe any model that is adopted should include as part of its governance and guiding parameters. 

1. The need for equitable research funding allocated to rural and remote research. The current distribution is equitable and does not develop rural researchers, nor allow for locally developed research Historically, the allocation of funds has been primarily allocated to metropolitan institutions and researchers and this imbalance cannot continue. 


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