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Research Administrators’ Seminar 2013

On 25 and 26 November 2013, ARC and NHMRC hosted a Research Administrators’ Seminar, in association with the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS). The seminar was a valuable opportunity for both new and experienced RAOs to hear the latest updates from senior staff at ARC and NHMRC. The seminar included RGMS Help Centre staff training sessions, RAO-led sessions, and opportunities to network and participate throughout the event. Information for Attendees The slides from all...

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Illuminating the Pathways to Commercialisation

A joint initiative of NHMRC and Commercialisation Australia Australia boasts the largest listed biotechnology sector as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) in the world and pharmaceutical exports represent Australia's largest manufacturing export category. Despite such growth, translating innovative research into a commercial success remains challenging and calls on skills and expertise that may be unfamiliar to many researchers. To help bridge this gap between proof-of-principle...

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2nd Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

2nd Annual NHMRC Research Translation Faculty Symposium - From Bench to Bourke: improving practice, policy and commercialisation The aim of this multi-disciplinary event was to showcase Australia’s talent and creativity across the entire spectrum of research translation: including advances from innovation and industry, through to clinical and public health practice and health policy. It provided an opportunity for exchange about research translation across disciplines. Program 2nd Annual...

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National Forum - Clinical Trials Research Governance

As part of the Expediting Clinical Trials Reforms initiative, NHMRC hosted a national clinical trial research governance forum in Melbourne on 5 September 2013 to discuss prospective solutions to the delays in commencing clinical trials in Australia. Specifically the facilitated discussion focused on the site-specific authorisation process and its intersection with ethical review processes. Delays in ethics approvals and site specific authorisation for the commencement of clinical trials have...

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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 Project Grant Funding Scheme 2013 - Grant Review Panel Briefing PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 307KB)

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NSFC - NHMRC Type Two Diabetes Scientific Symposium

On 27 and 28 June NHMRC and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), China jointly hosted a Scientific Symposium on Type 2 Diabetes Research. The aim of the Symposium was to develop and promote ongoing Australian-Chinese scientific co-operation to foster potential for future collaborations between research scientists from Australian and China. In focusing on Type 2 Diabetes, NSFC and NHMRC hope to: Engage researchers between and within both countries. Develop bilateral...

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Tripartite Agreement - Mentorship Workshop

NHMRC in conjunction with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) held a Tripartite Agreement - Mentorship Workshop on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 May in Melbourne. The Mentorship Workshop discussed: Fostering appropriate linkages with mentors with the goal of developing a cadre of highly qualified Indigenous researchers; and Supporting joint capacity building specifically for Indigenous post-doctoral scholars and fellows. The...

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NHMRC funding announcement: Partnership Projects and NHMRC-A*STAR

Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek yesterday announced $7.9 million for 11 Partnerships for Better Health – Partnership Projects and joint funding of $3.5 million for a collaboration between Australian and Singaporean researchers. View the media release about the Partnership Projects announcement. View the media release about the NHMRC-Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) announcement. Below are some photos from the announcement, held at the University of Adelaide...

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Launch of first NHMRC Partnership Centre

Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler yesterday launched Australia’s first Partnership Centre that will address the complex problems faced by older people with cognitive decline, including dementia. Below are some photos from the launch, held at Brightwater Madeley, WA. View the media release about this event...

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National Road Safety Research Strategy Workshop

NHMRC and the Australasian College of Road Safety are hosting a workshop towards developing a national road safety research strategy.  Stakeholders from around Australia will meet to discuss the research strategy, determining national research priorities in line with the current National Road Safety Strategy and the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. It’s anticipated that the research strategy will provide a high quality and effective framework for efficient research, development...

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Evolutions in Peer Review Symposium

NHMRC leads Australia’s health and medical research effort. It has also built Australia’s reputation for high-quality and relevant research and developed Australia’s outstanding health and medical research workforce. It has achieved this through its research strategy of creating knowledge, building research capacity and translating knowledge, while targeting research in areas of need. The funding provided by NHMRC is decided on the basis of rigorous peer review and open competition in a cost...

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Launch of Staying Healthy in Childcare publication

Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, and Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care, Kate Ellis today launched the revised Staying Healthy - Preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education and care services publication. Below are some photos from the launch, held at KU Queanbeyan South Early Learning Centre. View the media release about this event.

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