The Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA) was established in 1984 as a national organisation promoting medical and scientific research into MND.
MNDRIA has been driven forward by the vision to understand the causes, find effective treatments and discover cures for MND, and the goal to provide a minimum of $1,000,000 each year for MND research proposals.
The aims of the the Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia are:
1) To promote medical and scientific research into MND.
2) To determine the relative merits of research proposals for the study of MND for the receipt of research grants.
3) To administer research grants for the study of MND.
4) To facilitate the exchange of information about MND.
5) To affiliate with other bodies, either national or international, to advance the cause of research into MND.
6) To raise funds to support research into MND.
7) To be an Approved Research Institute by meeting the conditions of Income Tax Assessment Act.
The Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia was previously known as the A.L.S. Research Institute and the A.L.S.-Motor Neurone Disease research Institute Incorporated.