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NHMRC Research Tracker - 13 January 2012 edition

First Partnership Centre Call

Applications are now being accepted for the new NHMRC Partnership Centre Program on Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in the Elderly. Applications close at 5pm (AEDST) on 24 February 2012. Further information is on the NHMRC website.

Reminder: Hendra Virus Urgent Call for Research (UCR) closing soon

The Hendra Virus UCR will close at 5pm (AEDST) on 18 January 2012. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. Further information is on the NHMRC website.

Reminder: Please commence Mental Health Targeted Call for Research (TCR) applications by 8 February

All applications for the Mental Health TCR must be commenced in RGMS by 5pm (AEDST) 8 February 2012. These applications must contain the minimum data to allow the NHMRC to start sourcing peer reviewers. Applications close 4 April 2012. Further information is on the NHMRC website.

Centres of Research Excellence close 30 January

Further information is on the NHMRC website.

A*STAR / NHMRC joint symposium in February

Registrations are now open for the A*STAR / NHMRC joint symposium on Combating Emerging Infectious Diseases through Integrative Technology Approaches.

This free symposium will be held in Singapore from 27 - 28 February 2012. Sessions include:
• TB biology
• Influenza biology
• Genomics
• Bioinformatics
• Integrating technology and biology.

Further information is on the NHMRC website.

Clarification of Requirements for Employment of CIAs

NHMRC recently clarified the requirements of the Administering Institution Policy in regards to employment of CIAs.

Further information is on the NHMRC website.

NHMRC newsletter December 2011

NHMRC CEO Warwick Anderson reflects on the major issues of the second half of 2011 in his December 2011 newsletter.

HoMER Framework for Monitoring document released

The Framework for Monitoring: Guidance for the national approach to single ethical review of multi-centre research is now available on the Human Research Ethics Portal.

The Framework for Monitoring document outlines best practice in the monitoring of multi-centre human research that has undergone a single ethical review. It complements the Research Governance Handbook: Guidance for the national approach to single ethical review already available on the HREP.

R&D Tax Incentive Implementation – Discussion Paper

The R&D Tax Incentive is the Australian Government’s principal measure to encourage investment in research and development. AusIndustry has recently released for public comment a discussion paper titled R&D Tax Incentive Implementation – realising effective compliance through guidance and education.

The paper is available on the AusIndustry website.

Reminder: NHMRC computer system outage 14 January

All NHMRC servers, applications and external services including RGMS and the NHMRC website will be unavailable from 2.30am (AEDST) on Saturday 14 January 2012 to 2.30am Sunday 15 January 2012. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Page reviewed: 16 January, 2012