Determining how and on what the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) will be spent is the sort of thing we all dream of as scientists. What would we do with that sort of money, which areas of medical research need it, where could the most benefit be gained? Can you imagine the pressure members of the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board must be feeling?
2011 Australian of the Year Simon McKeon will chair an independent review of health and medical research in Australia and recommend a 10-year strategic health and medical research plan for the nation. Details of the review process, terms of reference and opportunity to make submissions can be found at http:/www.mckeonreview.org.au. Closing date for submissions is 30 March, 2012.
The Bio21 Cluster will be making a submission on behalf of its Member organisations.