The QCMRI is a child and adolescent health focused health research institute developed as a partnership between the Queensland Health Children's Health Services, the Children's Health Foundation Queensland and the University of Queensland.

Company information

The Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute (QCMRI) is a public company Limited by Guarantee incorporated under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission from 17 June 2009. The QCMRI is a registered health promotion charity for Commonwealth Income Taxation purposes.

A brief history of QCMRI

QCMRI was the result of years of planning by the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, the Royal Children's Hospital and Queensland Health. In May 2009, about 40 researchers from key areas including respiratory medicine, cerebral palsy, oncology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, telemedicine, biostatistics and burns and trauma, took up their posts in the newly refurbished Institute. The Institute was officially opened by The Hon. Anna Bligh MP, Premier of Queensland on 18 November 2009. While currently situated at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Herston, the Institute will be moving to be co-located with the new Queensland Children’s Hospital when this opens in South Brisbane in 2014.  In June 2012 the Institute has over 180 members.

Funding for Child and Adolescent Health Research

The Children's Health Foundation Queensland provides significant funding for research undertaken at the QCMRI. Our researchers also continue to be successful in obtaining external funding from organisations such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council and many other funding bodies.

Should you wish to donate to the QCMRI, this can be done directly to the Children's Health Foundation Queensland. (previously the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation)