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Interview with The Lancet regarding the Declaration of Helsinki

NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson was interviewed by The Lancet on the seventh revision of the Declaration of Helsinki. Since the Declaration of Helsinki was originally published in 1964 by the World Medical Association (WMA), its primary purpose has been to set international ethical principles for research involving human participants. See full article

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Who benefits? A question about the future of health and medical research

A talk given to the ICT for Life Sciences Forum Melbourne 23 May 2013 (edited) Professor Warwick Anderson AM Who benefits? A question about the future of health and medical research (PDF, 1.9MB)  

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Allegations concerning Dr Sarah Laurie

Recent media and web based commentary has concerned allegations, originally published in the blog Croakey, about Dr Sarah Laurie of the Waubra Foundation conducting human research without ethical approval. Australians expect that those conducting research adhere to the highest ethical standards.  These ethical standards are set out in NHMRC’s National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (National Statement).  Given the significance of these ethical standards,...

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NHMRC response to media criticism about funding of ‘obscure research’ – The effect of acupuncture on live birth rates

An article in the Sunday Telegraph (19 May 2013) questioned the value of an NHMRC grant “The effect of acupuncture on live birth rates“ by a team led by Associate Professor Caroline Smith at the University of Western Sydney. NHMRC aims to support excellence in research by funding the best research ideas each year, as judged by peers and in accordance with NHMRC’s selection criteria for each scheme. This ensures funded research is rigorously assessed for its scientific...

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Interview with MJA Insight

NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson was interviewed for an article by MJA Insight on the topic of research enrolments and clinical trials. See full article

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Innovation and health; maybe not what you think - TEDMED forum (Sydney, 20 April 2013)

About TEDMED TEDMED is about bringing together leaders to solve the greatest health and medical challenges facing the world today. Speakers and presentations Australian speakers at TEDMED Sydney 2013 Video of presentations, including Professor Warwick Anderson AM, NHMRC CEO

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CEO Research Newsletter - April 2013

In this edition: Facts and figures from the 2012 funding round NHMRC’s Strategic Plan – what it means for researchers Big Ideas for Action for big health challenges Accelerating the benefits of research Maintaining trust in research Quality and efficiency in granting Leadership and partnership in research Women in research Deciding priorities NHMRC and health advice CEO Research Newsletter - April 2013 (PDF, 823KB)

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Launch of the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Infant Feeding Guidelines

Address by Professor Warwick Anderson AM Chief Executive Officer, National Health and Medical Research Council Monday 18 February 2013 Office of the NHMRC, Canberra ACT Listen to an audio recording of the launch address Check against delivery Today, NHMRC launches its Australian Dietary Guidelines.  These guidelines provide the scientific advice for healthier Australian diets. Preparation The guidelines are an update of the 2003 guidelines and have been long in the revision. NHMRC has...

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Interview with Focus Reports

NHMRC CEO, Professor Warwick Anderson, talks about NHMRC’s key milestones and achievements, the interaction between academia and the private sector, clinical research, international collaborations and the main challenges and opportunities for Australian researchers in the Asian Century. Would you begin by outlining the key milestones and achievements of the NHMRC in the past four years? The first point is the development of our initiatives on an international level: for example, we...

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NHMRC Presentation to the Innovation Translation Forum

NHMRC CEO presentation Creating a virtuous cyclepath through the valley of death delivered at the Innovation Translation Forum in Melbourne on 23 November 2012. View the presentation Creating a virtuous cyclepath through the valley of death (PPTX, 3.5MB)  

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