The Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI) was formed in 1993 as the peak body for Australia’s independent medical research institutes (MRIs). All members of AAMRI are leaders in health and medical research, both in Australia and internationally.
The research of Australia's MRIs addresses practically every aspect of human health and disease. Research ranges from fundamental biomedical discovery through to translational and clinical research.
MRIs are co-located with major teaching hospitals and, as such, they provide an interface between research and healthcare delivery. AAMRI members are also affiliated with leading universities, providing a cohesive training and research environment. MRIs attract many of Australia’s best graduates and train the next generation of world-class clinical researchers and scientists.
The goals of AAMRI are to:
- represent the interests of medical research institutes to government, industry, and the public;
- coordinate communication between the medical research institutes and improve scientific and administrative collaboration amongst those institutes and other research organisations;
- facilitate the creation of a fiscal and regulatory environment that will ensure the efficient conduct of research, and the practical application of that research by AAMRI members; and
- ensure that government, business and the public are aware of the contributions that medical research makes to improving human health, particularly through the activities of medical research institutes