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Corporate entry National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (1936 - )

Commonwealth of Australia

17 September 1936
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Funding Source or Body, Advisory or regulatory body and Health Industry
Reference No
CA 514
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory


The National Health and Medical Research Council was established in September 1936, for the purpose of advising both Commonwealth and State Governments in matters concerning health, including legislation, administration and expenditure. From their Web site, June 2001: "The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) consolidates within a single national organisation the often independent functions of research funding and development of advice."

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Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Department of Otolaryngology - Bionic Ear Records, 1949 - 2000, 2004.0043 at U77/46-55; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • 'The National Health and Medical Research Council and Ethical Regulation: a Short History', Australian Health Review, 9 (3) (1986), 234-238. Details

Online Resources

See also

Ailie Smith