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Research Tracker - 5 October 2012

Use of NHMRC Project Grants Funds and Other Research
Support Grant Funds for Travel, Conferences and
Publication Costs: now online

This document, available on the NHMRC website provides supplementary advice to researchers in the use of Direct Research Costs and should be read in conjunction with Direct Research Costs - A guide for research and administrative staff.

NHMRC open access policy: FAQs added to webpage

These FAQs have been added to the NHMRC website to reflect issues discussed at a roundtable meeting on the implementation of the revised policy. This meeting, held on 14 May 2012, brought together representatives from the publishing industry, research offices, librarians, repository managers, the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes and the Group of 8.

NHMRC 2012 Postdoctoral Reference Group Symposium

The inaugural symposium of the Postdoctoral Reference Group was held at the Academy of Science Shine Dome in Canberra on 26 September 2012, with nearly 70 members of the Group in attendance.

Social Determinants of Health: Research Roundtable outcomes

The Academy of Social Sciences of Australia (ASSA) and the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) held a workshop at NHMRC’s Canberra Offices on 25 September to discuss important questions around social determinants of health and health equity and to identify priority areas for research. 

John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research: Extension of application close

Minimum application data is now required to be entered into RGMS by 17 October 2012 at 5pm AEDST. Full applications now close on 14 November 2012 at 5pm AEDST. For more information, visit the NHMRC website.

Rebuttals for the current round of Development Grants: due 6 October at midnight (AEST)

For more information contact the Research Help Centre at

Approval of research institutions as NHMRC Administering Institutions: update

More than 99% of NHMRC funding have now been approved. In order to administer NHMRC funding awarded after 1 January 2012, all institutions must be approved. Where the institution has not been approved as an NHMRC Administering Institution, but a researcher employed by that institution has been awarded funding in the current NHMRC funding round, arrangements should be made to have this funding administered by another administering institution. Contact the Program Assurance and Research Integrity Section at or on 02 6217 9050.

National Ethics Application Form (NEAF) Assist: change of telephone number 

The telephone number for the NEAF Assist help line has changed to 1800 500 983 (email address remains:

Open Public Consultations

Page reviewed: 9 October, 2012