Review of the MRFF Priorities



Review of the MRFF Priorities

Published October 2020

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The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) recommends that the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) focus on the following seven priorities in the next 12 months:

• Global Health and Health Security

• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

• Ageing and Aged Care

• Digital Health Intelligence

• Clinical Researcher Capacity

• Drug Repurposing (and Clinical Trials)

• Public Health Interventions

ATSE has based these priorities on research from our recently completed report on technology readiness in the Australian healthcare sector, supported by the Australian Research Council. 1 ATSE’s report recommends a shift in focus to prevention and wellness, supported by rapid expansion of electronic health records; improved access through telemedicine and remote technology; retraining and upskilling the healthcare workforce; and targeted translation and commercialisation of research to deliver better patient outcomes.

Download the Submission to read more.