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NHMRC Research Tracker - 07 October 2011 edition

Outcomes of Project Grants

The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler MP, will announce the outcomes of the following NHMRC Grants rounds on Monday 17 October:

  •     Project Grants
  •     Partnership Project Grants
  •     Centres of Research Excellence
  •     Research Fellowships
  •     Practitioner Fellowships
  •     Career Development Fellowships
  •     Translating Research into Practice Fellowships
  •     Early Career Fellowships
  •     Australian - European Union Collaborative Research Grants
  •     IRISS.

Access to specific outcome information for individual applicants will be available from the NHMRC website by midday on 17 October, through the NHMRC website via

Project Grant outcome letters will be available on RGMS on 17 October.  Each CIA will receive an email when their outcome letter is available.  Each outcome letter will also contain a Grant Review Panel Assessment Summary which provides the scores against the selection criteria.

For other schemes, outcome information will be provided to the RAO at the Administering Institution.

For any assistance with outcome information, please contact the Research Help Centre on 1800500983 or at

Peer Review

NHMRC expresses its sincere appreciation to the researchers who have provided more than 10,000 external assessments and referee reports and, this year, spokespersons reports to ensure the successful completion of the 2011 peer review of all our funding schemes. The NHMRC Honour Roll of Assessors is now available on the NHMRC website.

New RGMS Landing page

A new landing page in RGMS has been created to assist researchers to navigate directly to the part of RGMS they wish to work in.  The new landing page is now available.

International Cancer Research Funders’ meeting

The major cancer research funding agencies from Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia met in London recently to discuss international issues in cancer research, especially genomic medicine and cancer, and evidence needed for stronger preventative actions.

Public consultation: Proposed revision to the Australian code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (2004)

Public consultation on proposed revisions to the Australian code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (2004) is now open. Full information and the proposed revisions are available from

Podcast - Professor James McCluskey: Unlocking the secrets of the immune system

Professor James McCluskey of Melbourne University talks about the way the human immune system recognises enemy cells, what is actually recognised and how the immune cells protect us from infection. Listen to this podcast on the NHMRC website.

Page reviewed: 7 November, 2011