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Freedom of Information Disclosure Log

Publicly available information released following an FOI access request

The NHMRC is required by section 11C of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 to publish a disclosure log on its website. The disclosure log lists information which has been released in response to an FOI access request. This requirement has applied since 1 May 2011.

The disclosure log requirement does not apply to:

  • personal information about any person if publication of that information would be unreasonable
  • information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person if publication of that information would be unreasonable
  • other information covered by a determination made by the Australian Information Commissioner if publication of that information would be unreasonable
  • any information if it is not reasonably practicable to publish the information because of the extent of modifications that would need to be made to delete the information listed in the above dot points.

Information attached to, or referred to, in the NHMRC’s disclosure log will generally be removed after 12 months, unless the information has enduring public value.

Accessing information in the Disclosure Log

The information described in the disclosure log table below has been released by the NHMRC under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and is available for public access:

  • Due to technical limitations we may not be able to provide in electronic format some information identified in the disclosure log. Hardcopy documents can be obtained by emailing us at foi@nhmrc.gov.au
  • A link is provided in the disclosure log below if the information can be downloaded from this website or another website.
  • All other information that is not available online may be obtained by emailing us at foi@nhmrc.gov.au or writing to us at GPO Box 1421 Canberra ACT 2601.
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NHMRC Freedom of Information disclosure log

Note: The FOI reference number in this table may not be sequential. This can occur because the FOI requests received by the NHMRC have been withdrawn at the request of the applicant, or information is deemed by the relevant Decision Maker to be of a commercial-in-confidential or personal nature, in accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act.

2014

FOI reference number Date of decision on application/ Release date Number of documents or pages / Type of release FOI topic / information requested Summary of documents released
2014-001 2 March 2014 1, released in full Applicant information from FOI request 2013-12
 
Letter

2013

FOI reference number Date of decision on application/ Release date Number of documents or pages / Type of release FOI topic / information requested Summary of documents released
2013-012 14 January 2014 12 Documents released in full (35 pages) Correspondence between NHMRC and the Waubra Foundation Letters
2013-008 18 November 2013 2 Documents, released with redactions under Section 47F - (48 pages) NHMRC Grant Application #553028 and #553028 2010 NHMRC Progress Report Contents of the requested grant application and progress report.
2013-009 18 September 2013 5 Documents, released in full with one partial redaction (20 pages) Correspondence between NHMRC and University of Melbourne relating to Mental Health TCR application 1042772 Emails relating to the awarding of the Mental Health TCR application plus supporting documentation (outcome letter, assessment summary, feedback report, grant schedules).
2013-006 29 August 2013 9 Documents, released in full with partial redactions (164 pages) Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) application for Evidence-based Mental Health Planning: Translating Evidence into Policy and Services Documents relating to the CRE application plus supporting documentation, referees' reports, instructions/guidance to referees (including assessment criteria), and any other documentation relevant to the application process and the success of the application.
2013-007 10 July 2013 57 Documents, released in full - (263 pages) Any notes, reports, minutes, information and outcome reports written by the NHRMC for their review of the MSAC 1064 review on Hyperbaric Medicine for Chronic Hypoxic Wounds and including the composition of the review committee and their qualifications and meeting attendances. Information relating to NHMRC’s review of the MSAC 1064 review on Hyperbaric Medicine for Chronic Hypoxic Wounds
2013-005 31 May 2013 5 Documents, released in full - (300 pages) MOU and Service Level Agreements Memorandum of Understanding and Service Level Agreement between NHMRC and the Department of Health and Ageing after 1 July 2006
2013-002 12 April 2013/ 15 April 2013 254 Documents, released in full or part exempt -  (275 pages) Invoices for catering All invoices for catering (food and beverages) for activities of the NHMRC since 1 January 2012
2012-012 6 March 2013/7 March 2013 8 Documents, released in full (38 pages) All of the minutes of the meetings of the NHMRC’s 2011-12 Lead Working Committee. Meeting minutes of the 2011-12 Lead Working Committee.
2012-011 30 January 2013 / 5 February 2013 25 Documents, released in full or part exempt - (158 pages) Correspondence between NHMRC and Reference Group Observer for Wind Farms and Human Health Review. Emails, correspondence, minutes, meeting agenda papers, administrative forms.
2012-009 16 January 2013 6 Documents, released in full or part exempt - (88 pages) Grant ID 623203, titled “Effects of current and plain cigarette package design on smoker’s evaluation." 2009 NHMRC Project Grant application

2012

FOI reference number

Date of decision on application/ Release date

Number of documents or pages / Type of release

FOI topic / information requested

Summary of documents released

2012-008 13 September 2012 19 Documents, released in full or part exempt - (188 pages) Grant ID 207806, titled “The effectiveness of consuming fluoridated water in reducing children’s caries experience." 2002 NHMRC Project Grant application
2012-006 6 September 2012 7 Documents, released in full or part exempt - (78 pages) Funding parties and contributions for NHMRC Health Research Partnership, Grant ID 219327, titled “Evaluation of an integrated strategy to promote the health of people with chronic or recurring mental disorders” Extracts from the grant application
2012-001 6 March 2012 1 Document, released in full - (9 pages) Summary of project plan on investigator-initiated Assessment oF FluoxetINe In sTroke recoverY (AFFINITY) Research Plan submitted in an NHMRC Project Grant application in 2011


2011

FOI reference number

Date of decision on application/ Release date

Number of documents or pages / Type of release

FOI topic / information requested

Summary of documents released

2011-001377 6 March 2012 36 documents identified (irrelevant parts redacted) 2002 application 219194 – The effect of a personalised oral health education programme on clinical and molecular risk factors for oral and general health and 2008 Ten of the Best selection documentation Minutes, correspondence, progress reports, financial statements and application
2011-01297 10 January 2012 3 documents; 2 released in full, 1 released in part (irrelevant parts redacted) Correspondence between Professor Warwick Anderson and Ms Jane Halton on Naltrexone Implants Correspondence advising the release of the NHMRC Naltrexone implant treatment for opioid dependence - Literature Review
2011-01021 3 November 2011 53 pages released in full Latest Developments on Termi-mesh 1992 Submission to NHMRC Public Health Committee
2011-00876 21 October 2011 86 pages released in full Porcine transmissible encephalopathy TSEAC minutes and agenda papers on porcine transmissible encephalopathy
2011-00696 25 July 2011 Several hundred pages, full release NHMRC policies for  certain aspects of research funding, including hours worked and personal support packages Minutes, guidance information, web links
2011-00648 29 July 2011 553 pages: 540 pages full release, 13 pages partial release Wind Turbines and Health Literature, correspondence, emails, Minutes
2011-00643 16 August 2011 121 pages: 94 pages full release, 27 pages partial release Tooth Decay Study application
2011-00505 27 June 2011 135 pages full release Calcium Sucrose Phosphate (Anticay) Proceedings of NHMRC Council, NHMRC Dental Health Committee, NHMRC Public Health Advisory Committee
2011-00498 (refer to #2011-00260) Internal Review 29 July 2011 79 pages: 78 pages full release, 1 page partial release Documents relating to NHMRC report entitled Wind Turbines and Health – A Rapid Review of the Evidence Literature, correspondence, emails, Minutes
2011-00450 16 August 2011 68 pages: 46 pages full release, 22 pages partial release Grant application relating to ‘jaw muscle pain and jaw motor function’ Grant application

2011-00260

1st release - 15 April 2011

2nd release - 10 May 2011

1st release: 28 documents full release, 4 documents partial release

2nd release (995 pages): 81 documents full release, 98 documents partial release

Documents relating to NHMRC report entitled Wind Turbines and Health – A Rapid Review of the Evidence

 

 

The FOI Act also requires the NHMRC to actively publish a range of information under the Information Publication Scheme (IPS). For further information, view our Information Publication Scheme page.

Information about making a Freedom of Information request, in relation to information held by the NHMRC, can be found on our Freedom of Information page.

Page reviewed: 11 March, 2014