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Research Administrators’ Seminar 2014

We are pleased to confirm that the ARC and NHMRC, in association with the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS), will again be hosting a Research Administrators’ Seminar in December 2014. The seminar is a valuable opportunity for both new and experienced RAOs to hear the latest updates from senior staff at ARC and NHMRC.  The seminar is to be held in Canberra on 3 and 4 December 2014.  The venue for both days is the Bradman Theatrette at the National Convention Centre...

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3rd Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

The 3rd annual Research Translation Faculty Symposium will be held on 12-13 November 2014 at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. The theme for this year’s conference is “Achieving better health outcomes for Australians living with chronic conditions through more effective research translation”. The aim of the Symposium in 2014 is to showcase, promote and discuss Australia's research translation capabilities in the area of better health outcomes for Australians living with...

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CEO Roundtable: New Insights into the biology of obesity

NHMRC’s CEO, Professor Warwick Anderson, hosted an all day roundtable at the NHMRC Canberra Offices titled New Insights into the biology of obesity on 1 April 2014. Topics included genetics (including epigenetics), neurobiology and the microbiome.  The causes, prevention and management of obesity are complex.  They include social and cultural issues, the local environment, food industry practices and public policies, personal attitudes and behaviours, and human biology. ...

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Translation of Omics-Based Discoveries into Clinical Research and Practice

On 20 March 2014, NHMRC hosted a workshop on evidential standards for the “Translation of Omics-Based Discoveries into Clinical Research and Practice”. The NHMRC Strategic Plan 2013-2015 identifies Preparing Australia for the ‘omics’ evolution in health care as one of ten strategic priorities for action during the next three years. While omics-based technologies have the potential to lead to more effective and better targeted therapeutics, and to increase population...

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Research Administrators’ Seminar 2013

On 25 and 26 November 2013, ARC and NHMRC hosted a Research Administrators’ Seminar, in association with the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS). The seminar was a valuable opportunity for both new and experienced RAOs to hear the latest updates from senior staff at ARC and NHMRC. The seminar included RGMS Help Centre staff training sessions, RAO-led sessions, and opportunities to network and participate throughout the event. Information for Attendees The slides from all...

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Illuminating the Pathways to Commercialisation

A joint initiative of NHMRC and Commercialisation Australia Australia boasts the largest listed biotechnology sector as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) in the world and pharmaceutical exports represent Australia's largest manufacturing export category. Despite such growth, translating innovative research into a commercial success remains challenging and calls on skills and expertise that may be unfamiliar to many researchers. To help bridge this gap between proof-of-principle...

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2nd Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

2nd Annual NHMRC Research Translation Faculty Symposium - From Bench to Bourke: improving practice, policy and commercialisation The aim of this multi-disciplinary event was to showcase Australia’s talent and creativity across the entire spectrum of research translation: including advances from innovation and industry, through to clinical and public health practice and health policy. It provided an opportunity for exchange about research translation across disciplines. Program 2nd...

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National Forum - Clinical Trials Research Governance

As part of the Expediting Clinical Trials Reforms initiative, NHMRC hosted a national clinical trial research governance forum in Melbourne on 5 September 2013 to discuss prospective solutions to the delays in commencing clinical trials in Australia. Specifically the facilitated discussion focused on the site-specific authorisation process and its intersection with ethical review processes. Delays in ethics approvals and site specific authorisation for the commencement of clinical trials have...

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Project Grant Funding Scheme 2013 - Grant Review Panel Briefing webcast

This year the NHMRC CEO’s briefing to GRP members will be streamed live on Monday 12 August from 9:00AM, and will be available on demand via this webpage following the live event. Questions for NHMRC regarding the content of this presentation should be directed to projects@nhmrc.gov.au. View the on-demand video of this event Project Grant Funding Scheme 2013 - Grant Review Panel Briefing PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 307KB)

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NSFC - NHMRC Type Two Diabetes Scientific Symposium

On 27 and 28 June NHMRC and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), China jointly hosted a Scientific Symposium on Type 2 Diabetes Research. The aim of the Symposium was to develop and promote ongoing Australian-Chinese scientific co-operation to foster potential for future collaborations between research scientists from Australian and China. In focusing on Type 2 Diabetes, NSFC and NHMRC hope to: Engage researchers between and within both countries. Develop bilateral...

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