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May 2015

NHMRC early advice: Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is managed through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of a new U.S. Presidential focus aimed at revolutionising our understanding of the human brain. The NIH and NHMRC have agreed to cooperate in the BRAIN Initiative involving Australian and U.S. scientists. NHMRC is considering supporting Australian researchers for the following BRAIN Initiative funding opportunity: Foundations of human brain...

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NHMRC Women in Health Sciences Workshop - registration now closed

Due to overwhelming demand and venue capacity, registration for this event has now closed. More information NHMRC Women in Health Sciences Workshop Reminder Due to a database failure outside of NHMRC’s control, people who submitted a registration for this workshop between 5:00PM Monday 4 May and 4:00PM Tuesday 5 May must re-register. Contact wihs@nhmrc.gov.au to provide your details. 

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NHMRC-ARC streamlining progress update

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC) are working together to streamline application processes where possible. This communique is to provide an update on some of the issues we are considering: The CEOs meet regularly to discuss relevant issues and have been examining many options our focus is to find best practice and to adopt processes that minimise regulatory burden on researchers. Different fields of research—we keep in mind...

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April 2015

NHMRC Statement on Data Sharing

The National Health and Medical Research Council has released a statement encouraging data sharing and providing access to data and other research outputs arising from NHMRC supported research. More information on the NHMRC Statement on Data Sharing

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NHMRC and ARC Statement on Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC) have released a statement encouraging all researchers applying for funding to have an ORCID identifier. More information on the NHMRC and ARC Statement on Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

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March 2015

Have your say on NHMRC Evidence Briefs

This year the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is pleased to introduce a new format for health advice – the evidence brief. Our evidence briefs will be modelled on a format used by the World Health Organisation, presenting research findings in a concise and user-friendly way. The intention is that they will be developed quickly in response to current clinical issues, and will be based on the highest quality evidence available. For topics of importance to Australians...

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NHMRC proud to support Alzheimer’s disease ultrasound scanning research breakthrough

NHMRC is proud to have helped support the work of researchers from the University of Queensland’s Brain Institute, who this week announced the results of their successful trial of an ultrasound treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The trial involved the application of an ultrasound technique that was able to break up amyloid plaque which causes cognitive deficits. The technique was trialled on mice and has given the promising findings – memory loss was reversed. The researchers...

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January 2015

NHMRC early advice: New and Emerging Health Threats

The NHMRC Strategic Plan 2013 to 2015 identified ‘New and emerging health threats’ as one of the Major Health Issues to be addressed during the triennium: “New infectious diseases emerge and can pose major threats to public health and some bacteria and viruses become resistant to our therapies. Research is bringing new approaches to treatment and prevention. Sometimes, particular communities and individuals may be marginalized or the infections are incurred beyond the reach of...

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