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Research notices 2014

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November 2014

Proposal to dispense with consultation requirements in accordance with section 14B of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992

The Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) is proposing minor amendments to Chapter 2.3: Qualifying or waiving conditions for consent of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. The proposed amendments: clarify how the opt-out approach may be used in conjunction with the Guidelines Under Section 95 of the Privacy Act 1988 and Guidelines approved under Section 95A of the Privacy Act 1988 clarify how the provisions of the Australian Privacy Principles Guidelines, which also...

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Call for nominations for NHMRC Council and Principal Committees (2015-18 Triennium)

The Australian Government Department of Health and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons for vacancies on the Council of the NHMRC and its Principal Committees.  Possible candidates should be exceptional leaders in their sector who could advise the Government on health and medical research.  Nominees should have demonstrated extensive knowledge and experience of health and medical research in...

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Congratulations to David Craik, winner of the GSK Award for Research Excellence 2014

Professor David Craik, a NHMRC grant recipient, was recognised on 5 November for his twenty-year research program into identifying novel treatments to relieve pain as the recipient of the GSK Award for Research Excellence 2014. More information on the 2014 GSK Award for Research Excellence  

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October 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Ingrid Scheffer, Sam Berkovic and Ryan Lister are all NHMRC grant recipients. More information on the 2014 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science.

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July 2014

NHMRC working with ARC

NHMRC and ARC (Australian Research Council) meet regularly to explore ways to improve the consistency of policies and processes. This includes aiming to reduce duplication of effort for researchers who may apply to both the ARC and NHMRC, and improving information sharing between our agencies for audit and other purposes. Work currently underway also includes: streamlining on application and assessment processes; new budget measures; discussion around each agency’s Open Access policies;...

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January 2014

Minor amendments to the Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) CEO has approved minor amendments to the Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition under Section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 (NHMRC Act). The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical information for Australian immunisation providers on the safest and most effective use of vaccines, new vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases in Australia. The minor amendments include text clarifications...

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