IIAC does not have its own research budget to directly fund scientific studies. It relies on independent, peer-reviewed research published in medical and scientific journals when considering whether to recommend changes to the list of diseases for which industrial injuries benefits may be paid.
It may also ask organisations, stakeholders or specific academic experts for scientific evidence in areas it decides to investigate.
Where IIAC has identified a gap in the research evidence it may make a call for additional research to be undertaken by external organisations or bodies.
IIAC welcomes and will consider research evidence about any occupational diseases and their exposures submitted by any individual or organisation.