24 August 2020

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Targeted Call for Research into End of Life Care – Opens on Wednesday 2 September 
The Targeted Call for Research (TCR) into End of Life Care will open for applications in Sapphire on 2 September 2020. Applications close at 5pm ACT local time on 28 October 2020, with minimum data due by 5pm ACT local time on 14 October 2020.

This TCR aims to identify best practice approaches to end of life care that are meaningful for patients, carers and families and coordinated within, and sustainable for, the health system.

Further details, including the grant guidelines, will be available on the GrantConnect and NHMRC websites once the call opens in Sapphire.

Public consultation on Section 4 and Section 5 of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 
Public consultation on revised draft Section 4 and Section 5 of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research is now open. Section 4 addresses the impact of research on participants at various life stages and in the context of their life circumstances. Section 5 addresses the responsibilities of institutions, ethics review bodies and researchers. Further information is available from NHMRC’s Online Services portal.

Ideas Grants Peer Review Processes 
NHMRC thanks the peer reviewers who have completed their Conflicts of Interest (COI) and suitability declarations. NHMRC appreciates the willingness of the sector to make themselves available for peer review and is currently working through the declarations received to assign applications to assessors based on the best matches following the suitability and COI survey outcomes.  NHMRC will notify assessors as soon as possible to confirm their appointments and which applications they have been assigned to assess.

NHMRC expects assessments for Ideas Grants applications to commence in September and will provide further updates to assessors in due course.

Training Modules for Peer Reviewers 
Two training modules to assist NHMRC peer reviewers to build their knowledge on NHMRC’s disclosure of interest and suitability declaration processes are now available to view on the NHMRC website.

Key application dates

Funding scheme

Open date

Minimum data due

Applications close

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants




2020 Partnership Projects PRC2




TCR: End of Life Care




*NB schemes are in order of opening dates