What We Do

What We Do

The Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI) is the peak body for medical research institutes (MRIs) across Australia. Our 58 member organisations work on a broad spectrum of human health issues such as preventive health, chronic disease, mental health, immunology and Indigenous health. Their research ranges from fundamental biomedical discovery through to clinical research and the translation of research findings.

In 2018 we celebrated 25 years of achievements and milestones:

Our vision

Healthy and prosperous communities through health and medical research

Our mission

To achieve positive outcomes for health and medical research in Australia

Our role

To represent medical research institutes through advocacy, information provision, relationship building
and member services.

Our values

AAMRI will achieve its objectives and fulfil its mission by being proactive, engaged, approachable and


  • Advocate for high level policy reform
  • Be a trusted source of authoritative advice and information
  • Build the positive profile and strong voice for the medical research institute sector
  • Engage, support and connect our members


Benefits to members

  • Improved research and organisational outcomes
  • Useful information and advice
  • Strong sector representation
  • Unique sector data collection and analysis
  • Valuable knowledge sharing and networking
  • Collegiality amongst members
  • Value for money and competent service provision
  • Improved fiscal and regulatory environment

Benefits to government:

  • Stakeholder-informed policy, regulatory and funding decisions,
  • More effective and efficient administration of research funding
  • Improved return on investment in health and medical research

Benefits to other stakeholders:

  • Improved understanding of the role and concerns of medical research institutes
  • Information sharing
  • Networking with health and medical research organisations

To find out more about AAMRI and our activities, please read the AAMRI Strategic Plan 2020 – 2023.