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December 2013

NHMRC CEO webcast - 4 December at 3:00pm AEDT

NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson will be delivering his 2013 NHMRC Report to the Australian Health and Medical Research Community via the web. Key issues that will be discussed: 2013 funding announcements - trends and strategies 2014 funding round – what’s new? Early career researchers, and women in science Evaluating outcomes of research Declaration on Research Assessment (DoRA) Research misconduct and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. Email your...

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October 2013

2013 Funding Rounds: Announcement of schemes

The outcomes of the following Medical Research Endowment Account (MREA) 2013 funding scheme application rounds were announced on Wednesday 23 October 2013: Project grants Partnership project grants NHMRC – European Union Collaborative Research grants Early Career Fellowship grants Career Development Fellowship grants Translating Research into Practice Fellowship grants Research Fellowship grants Practitioner Fellowship grants. The outcomes of the following  MREA 2013 funding scheme...

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Minor amendments to the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, Adolescents and Children in Australia (2013)

The National Health and Medical Research Council has recommended minor amendments to the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, Adolescents and Children in Australia and the NHMRC CEO has approved these amendments under section 7(1)(a) of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 (NHMRC Act). The amendments to the Guidelines are: Alterations to the section detailing follow up post-bariatric surgery (page 57), including removal of all...

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August 2013

New NHMRC Commissioner of Complaints

On 1 September, Professor Don Chalmers will begin as the new Commissioner of Complaints for the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).  The outgoing Commissioner of Complaints is Dr Kerry Breen AM. The Commissioner of Complaints is a statutory office established by section 56 of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1922 to investigate complaints about reviewable actions taken by NHMRC. Professor Chalmers brings significant expertise to the role, as Dean of...

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Project Grant Funding Scheme 2013 - Grant Review Panel Briefing webcast

This year the NHMRC CEO’s briefing to GRP members will be streamed live on Monday 12 August from 9:00AM, and will be available on demand via this webpage following the live event. Questions for NHMRC regarding the content of this presentation should be directed to projects@nhmrc.gov.au. View the on-demand video of this event

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July 2013

Seeking ‘Big Ideas for Action’ from NHMRC Research Translation Faculty Members

Faculty members are invited to submit their big ideas and priority actions to assist Steering Groups develop their Cases for Action for: Diabetes Mellitus (deadline 31 July) Obesity (deadline 31 July) Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke (deadline 21 August). Further information can be found on the Research Translation Faculty website by clicking on the ‘Consultations’ tab. Please keep your eye out in the coming weeks as more Steering Group consultations are set to open. The Research...

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June 2013

NHMRC congratulates Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award 2013 awardee

NHMRC congratulates Monash University Associate Professor Anton Peleg on being awarded the Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award 2013 medal. This prestigious award and medal was presented to Associate Professor Peleg at the Australian Society for Medical Research annual dinner held in Melbourne. He also received a $50,000 grant to support his research in identifying the mechanisms by which the most important antibiotic-resistant human pathogens in hospitals cause disease. “Associate...

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May 2013

CEO Update: Outcomes of the 2013-14 Budget for NHMRC

I am pleased to provide an update on the outcome of the 14 May Federal Budget as it relates to the National Health and Medical Research Council. In 2013-14, NHMRC is receiving $1.3 million additional funding for two budget measures: $0.7 million funding to conduct work to expedite clinical trials reform in Australia, in conjunction with the Department of Innovation, Industry, Climate Change, Science, Research, and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE), and agencies within the Health portfolio. $0.6...

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February 2013

Minor amendment to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007)

The Australian Health Ethics Committee and National Health and Medical Research Council have approved a minor amendment to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007). The National Statement promotes ethical human research. This change alters the spelling of foetus to fetus throughout the document. As this amendment is of minor significance, NHMRC is dispensing with the requirements for consultation under section 14B of the National Health and Medical Research Council...

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January 2013

NHMRC 2013 Ethics Award

UPDATE: 23 March, 2013 Nominations for the NHMRC 2013 Ethics Award have now closed.  Results are yet to be announced. 28 January, 2013 The NHMRC Ethics Award recognises outstanding Australians for their contributions to high ethical standards in health and medical research or in health. Australian individual or group of individuals can be nominated for the Ethics Award. Nominees will be judged on the significance of their contribution supporting high ethical standards in Australia in...

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