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Research Newsletter October 2009

Download CEO's newsletter CEO's newsletter - October 2009 (PDF, 26KB) CEO's newsletter - October 2009 (DOC, 59KB) Elizabeth Blackburn Elizabeth Blackburn’s Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine reminds us of the central importance of fundamental research. Her discoveries have greatly extended our understanding of that central unit of life, the cell, but they have also opened up whole new perspectives into human health. It seems likely that mechanisms that...

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Research Newsletter June 2009

Download CEO's newsletter CEO's newsletter - June 2009 (PDF, 34KB) CEO's newsletter - June 2009 (Word, 40KB) Seeking your views NHMRC has released a discussion paper A draft National Strategy for Medical Research and Public Health Research. This paper sets out our plans for the support of health and medical research over the 2009-2012 triennium. We look forward to your comments and inputs. We have also released the following three independent reports that played a major...

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Research Newsletter April 2009

Download CEO's newsletter CEO's newsletter - April 2009 (PDF, 94KB) CEO's newsletter - April 2009 (DOC, 57KB) The Many Benefits of Australian Health and Medical Research By Warwick Anderson Chief Executive Officer, NHMRC Australians look to health and medical researchers with hope. They want us to find better ways to prevent ill health and they want us to find better ways to diagnose and treat the diseases they get. Community interest in health and medical...

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Research newsletter December 2008

Download CEO's newsletter CEO's newsletter - December 2008 (PDF, 25KB) CEO's newsletter - December 2008 (DOC, 40KB) Outcomes of the 2008 Funding Round and Comments on 2009 Round. NHMRC takes this opportunity to thank sincerely the thousands of Australian and international researchers who have helped us with peer review this year. We thank too, the members of the Australian Community who have been independent observers on our peer review panels in 2008...

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A Description of the Peer Review Process for Project Grant Applications to NHMRC

This paper provides an overview of NHMRC's process of peer review for assessing Project Grant applications. A Description of the Peer Review Process for Project Grant Applications to NHMRC (PDF, 141KB)

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CEO newsletter October 2008

Project Grants This year NHMRC received 2697 applications, which were considered by 42 Grants Review Panels in Melbourne over a period from the 28 July – 15 August 2008. The awards were announced by the Minister for Health & Ageing, the Honourable Nicola Roxon, on 16th October, 2008. 688 new project grants were supported (26.6% of the submitted grants), including 53 New Investigator project grants (i.e., applicants for their first ever NHMRC Project Grant). 75% of the applications...

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CEO's presentation to the Clinical Research Excellence Conference (CRX08)

CEO's presentation to the Clinical Research Excellence Conference (CRX08), Brisbane, 8 August 2008 (PPT, 5.9MB)

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NHMRC Submission to the Review of the National Innovation System

On 22 January 2008, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, announced a wide ranging review of Australia's national innovation system. NHMRC Submission to the Review of the National Innovation System

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CEO's update on the 2008/09 Federal Budget

CEO's update on the 2008/09 Federal Budget and its impact on the National Health and Medical Research Council

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CEO newsletter April 2008

Introduction: April 2008 I am delighted that the Chair of NHMRC’s Council, Prof. Michael Good, has been appointed by the Government to co-chair, with the Minister for Health and Ageing the Honourable Nicola Roxon, the health session of the National 2020 Summit in April 2008. This is a wonderful recognition of Michael and his achievements and by reflection of the important role the NHMRC has in improving health. NHMRC’s Council is currently discussing prevention, obesity,...

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Use of Journal Impact Factor in peer review of individual applications

A paper prepared by Professor Anderson for the NHMRC Research Committee in February 2008. Use of Journal Impact Factor in peer review of individual applications (PDF, 196KB)

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CEO newsletter November 2007

Download CEO's newsletter - november 2007 CEO's newsletter November 2007 (PDF, 13.8KB) CEO's newsletter November 2007 (DOC, 28KB) Working to improve Australia's health Australian health and medical researchers are working to build a healthier Australia. This country has many reasons to be proud of our researchers' accomplishments, including three Nobel Prizes for work done here, but health remains one of our biggest challenges. It lies at the core of...

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CEO newsletter September 2007

NHMRC Grant Announcement for 2008 I am delighted that the Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard MP, announced the following NHMRC grants commencing in 2008, worth $561.4 million: $336 million for 660 Project Grants; $106 million for 12 Project Grants; Over $50 million for 88 Research fellowships; $28 million in infrastructure funding to 35 independent medical research institutes; $15 million for 5 Special Program Grants for research on Type 1 diabetes, in conjunction with...

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Editorial: Human Research Ethics Committees

This editorial was originally published in the NHMRC report Challenging Ethical Issues in Contemporary Research on Human Beings. Editorial: Human Research Ethics Committees (PDF, 46KB)

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CEO newsletter June 2007

International review of NHMRC processes One of the commitments made in the Strategic Plan and Statement of Intent to the Minister is to complete an International Review of NHMRC processes, including maintenance of public confidence in research, by December 2007. A Statement of Requirement for a consultant to facilitate an international panel to undertake the review has been prepared and a Request for Tender is scheduled for advertising on Saturday 23 June 2007. An International Panel is...

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CEO newsletter April 2007

Meeting tomorrow’s health challenges In this month's CEO Newsletter, Warwick Anderson reflects on the NHMRC's new Strategic Plan There has never been a time when health research has been better poised to tackle human health problems and to stimulate the creation of new industries. We understand the fundamental biological mechanisms of life at a depth much more profound than even a decade ago, we understand the influence of the social and physical environment on health much...

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Working to build a healthy Australia: a new era for the NHMRC

An article published in the MJA, Volume 185 Number 11/12 December 2006 by Warwick P Anderson, BSc, PhD, CEO NHMRC, Canberra, ACT. Working to build a healthy Australia: a new era for the NHMRC

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CEO newsletter November 2006

Download CEO's newsletter - november 2006 November CEO's newsletter (PDF, 43KB) November CEO's newsletter (DOC, 63KB) New strategic plan for NHMRC My colleagues and I are currently developing the NHMRC’s Strategic Plan for the new triennium, to be presented to the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Tony Abbott by the end of the year. The Plan is a legislative requirement, but it is also a great opportunity. The new independent status of the NHMRC, the trust...

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CEO newsletter September 2006

Download CEO's newsletter - september 2006 September CEO's newsletter (PDF, 18KB) September CEO's newsletter (DOC, 32KB) A new beginning for NHMRC It is with great pleasure that I write this first web newsletter as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council. My aim as CEO is to make the NHMRC an even more central, crucial and respected body serving Australian health by working in an environment of openness, transparency and...

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