NARI's research staff work in collaboration with other research groups, universities, professional associations and community groups. Together we work on clinical research programs and health promotion projects focused on healthy ageing.
Collaborations include The University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Health, Council on The Ageing, University of New South Wales, University of Tasmania, beyondblue, Benetas, Alzheimer's Australia Victoria and many other groups.
In 2014 the National Ageing Research Institute convened a meeting of a number of organisations to determine interest in forming a broader coalition of local health and aged care services, universities, research institutes, industry and peak groups to support the integration of ageing research findings into practice and to build research groups to undertake new research. Partner organisations formed the Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC), with support from Victorian State Government Department of Health.