Strategic plan

QIMR Berghofer has a strategic plan, the QIMR Berghofer Roadmap, to guide operations of the Institute in a competitive and changing environment.


Our vision

To be a world renowned medical research institution.

Our mission

Better health through medical research.

Our philosophy

QIMR Berghofer supports scientists who perform world-class medical research aimed at improving the health and well-being of all people.

QIMR Berghofer's areas of focus

  • QIMR Berghofer will become a world leader in medically relevant research and transfer this knowledge and understanding to the clinic;
  • It will focus on areas that are of high importance to Queensland and that will include regionally relevant diseases and those that are major causes of mortality and morbidity to the community;
  • Excellence in research and researchers will characterise QIMR Berghofer; and
  • The research programs of QIMR Berghofer will be firmly underpinned by outstanding fundamental research of direct relevance to the research that is closer to translation.

QIMR Berghofer's strategic priorities

QIMR Berghofer's strategic priorities are to:

  • Strengthen research activities;
  • Introduce a career development structure;
  • Support researchers to promote retention;
  • Clarify organisational structures;
  • Provide a career structure for all researchers;
  • Increase inter-institutional collaborations;
  • Strengthen collaborations on the Herston campus;
  • Diversify income sources for QIMR Berghofer; and
  • Increase the focus on outputs.

Outcomes used to measure progress in realising these strategic priorities are:


Scientific quality

Commercial consequence

Societal impacts

International reputation