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December 2014

NHMRC early advice: Preparing Australia for the ‘omics’ revolution

‘Preparing Australia for the ‘omics revolution’ is a Major Health Issue identified in the NHMRC’s Strategic Plan 2013 - 2015. The rapid advances in genomics and in a wide range of other ‘omics’ have already begun to emerge from the laboratory to directly affect patient care. ‘Omics’ is a shorthand way of referring to the steps in translation from the gene sequence through intracellular steps, into health and ill health of individuals. The...

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Webcast: International Trends in Dementia Research

NHMRC will webcast a seminar with Professor John Hardy, a distinguished UK dementia researcher, to discuss emerging trends in dementia research internationally on Wednesday 10 December 2014 at 10:00AM. Professor John Hardy is a leading international dementia researcher, experienced in leading major neuroscience programs, both in the U.S and UK. NHMRC is hosting Professor Hardy to discuss the work of the NHMRC National Institute of Dementia Research and Australian involvement in international...

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November 2014

Public Lecture: World Dementia Envoy on the Global Dementia Crisis

World Dementia Envoy Dr Dennis Gillings will give a public lecture in Canberra on the international effort to find a cure for dementia by 2025.  Dr Gillings was appointed World Dementia Envoy by UK Prime Minister David Cameron on behalf of the G7 earlier this year and is Chair of the World Dementia Council. The lecture, ‘Cost, Care, Cure: The Global Dementia Challenge’, will be held at the office of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in Canberra City......

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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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