There are times when NHMRC will issue information under embargo. This document details the reasons for this, allowable activities during embargo and how stakeholders may be notified the embargo will be lifted.

Publication Data

For NHMRC’s purposes, an embargo is the prohibition of publicising information provided by NHMRC until a certain date or until certain conditions have been met.    

NHMRC provides funding outcomes under embargo on the condition that they will not be publicised (e.g. through media, social media or on individuals’ or Administering Institutions’ websites) until the embargo is lifted.

Under the embargo period, applicants can share outcomes with the research team and partner organisations (where applicable), however, they must not publicise the information until the embargo has been lifted. This includes posting comments regarding outcomes in public domains such as social forums, websites, journals or newspapers.