The Australian Government is investing in health and medical research to support emerging priorities and fill gaps in research efforts through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Accelerated Research Investment.
The Government's aim of this funding is to:
Jean Hailes for Women's Health was provided with $2.5 million to be administered to research priorities and establishment of the NECST Network under the Research Priority of the NAPE.
Recognising the lack of funding for endometriosis research, in 2018, driven by passionate patient advocates and parliamentarians, the NAPE brought together clinicians, researchers and women’s health organisations. This was the first National Action Plan of its kind and is Australia's blueprint to tackle endometriosis.
The aim of this project is to build a national research platform that underpins a comprehensive national program of clinical, basic science and translational research relevant to the needs of women and girls in Australia with endometriosis, consistent with the research objectives in the National Action Plan for Endometriosis.
The NECST Network Strategic Governance and Advisory Committees will ensure the MRFF endometriosis funding is managed and acquitted in accordance with MRFF Funding Principles and with research governance best practice.