The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is an ongoing research fund set up by the Australian Government to support health and medical research. Every year, the government uses some of the net interest from this long-term investment to pay for medical research initiatives. In July 2020, the fund grew to $20 billion.

The MRFF Rapid Applied Research Translation (RART) initiative invests in transformative, translational research projects that encourage academic researchers and health service providers to collaborate to improve healthcare delivery, services and health system sustainability. The initiative provides $218 million over 10 years. 

Health Translation Queensland has distributed funding to a range of late-stage translational research projects through the MRFF RART program.

MRFF RART Projects

2018-2021

Chest pain diagnosis in emergency departments

Streamlining diagnosis for patients who present to emergency departments with chest painChest pain is one of the most common complaints from patients...

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Overweight and obesity in children

Prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity in childrenMore than one in four (or 217,000) Queensland children are living with overweight or...

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Sepsis in children

Rapid diagnosis of sepsis in children using gene-expression signaturesSepsis is a rare and life-threatening condition caused by an abnormal reaction...

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Delirium in older patients

Reducing harm in older inpatients with and at risk of deliriumDelirium is a serious condition where a person experiences a disturbance in attention,...

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Diabetes care

Redesigning diabetes care through new technologiesDiabetes is one of the biggest challenges confronting Australians and our health system, with...

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Early detection of melanoma

Early detection of melanoma utilising 3D body imaging technologyMelanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops from epidermal melanocytes and...

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Rapid diagnosis of bowel disease

Faster and more accurate diagnosis of patients with symptoms of bowel diseaseAccurate diagnosis of patients presenting with bowel disease currently...

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Rapid diagnosis of sepsis using genomics

Developing faster and more accurate diagnosis of sepsisSepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when the body's response to an...

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Acute coronary syndrome in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Accelerated diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients at EDsApproximately one in four patients...

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2019-2022

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