The Council of NHMRC met for the 196th Session on 21 June 2013. Council discussed a range of issues including:
- The Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes
- The National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research
- Guidelines for the safe restraint of children travelling in motor cars and
- Prostate Specific Antigen Testing
Council also congratulated Professor Chris Baggoley AO, Commonwealth Medical Officer, and Professor Robyn Ward AM, Head of the NHMRC Human Genetics Advisory Committee, of their awards in the Order of Australia, announced in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours. The 197th session of Council will be held in early October 2013.