Health and Medical Research Strategic Review - The Virtuous Cycle - Working together for health and medical research (Wills Report)
The Final Report of the Health and Medical Research Strategic Review has now been released.
An interim Discussion Document was released in December 1998 which reflected the extensive consultation with stakeholders and experts in Australia and overseas undertaken by the Review Committee and consideration of 220 submissions to the Review. The Final Report has been prepared after considering comments from 1,500 individuals and organisations that contributed their views during the discussion period.
PDF version of The Virtuous Cycle - Working together for health and medical research - Health and Medical Research Strategic Review - Discussion Document December 1998 (PDF 651 KB)
PDF version of The Virtuous Cycle - Working together for health and medical research - Health and Medical Research Strategic Review - Summary - December 1998 (PDF 211 KB)
The document makes recommendations in the following areas:
- Initiatives to promote an effective health and medical research sector built on high impact fundamental research, and world-class workforce and infrastructure
- Development of priority-driven research that constributes directly to population health and evidence-based health care
- Requirements for an industry sector that mutually reinforces the research sector
- The role of public investment in a well-managed research sector.
In his introduction to the Final Report the Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon Dr Michael Wooldridge stated:
"I am delighted to receive formally this Final Report of the Health and Medical Research Strategic Review Committee, which the Federal Government commissioned in March 1998.
The Final Report follows the public release of an interim discussion document last December which made detailed and practical recommendations based on extensive public consultation and expert analysis in Australia and overseas.
The Final Report also reflects the subsequent consultation and discussion that occurred, in particular the extensive interest of the medical research community, industry representatives and other interested parties as well as the wider community.
I have no doubt that this Final Report, which maps out an exciting future for Australia in health and medical research, will create further intense interest. The Federal Government will thoroughly consider and promptly act on the issues raised in the report.
I congratulate Peter Wills, the Review Committee and the Secretariat for their dedication and excellent work.
In the years ahead, this report will rightly be seen as a crucial element in ushering in a new era in Australia health and medical research and the development of a vibrant biotechnology industry for this country."
The Chairman of the Review, Mr Peter Wills, the Committee and the Secretariat wish to thank all those who contributed to the Review through submissions and discussions both in Australia and overseas.
Download the Health and Medical Research Strategic Review Final Report below:
The Virtuous Cycle - Working together for health and medical research
PDF version of A10: Quotes from discussion period feedback (PDF 22 KB)
PDF version of A11: Summary of Recommendations and Actions (PDF 38 KB)
The final report of the National Health and Medical Research Council's (NHMRC) implementation of the Government's response to the Health and Medical Research Strategic Review is available on the NHMRC's website at the following web address: www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/nh28syn.htm
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