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Innovation and health; maybe not what you think - TEDMED forum (Sydney, 20 April 2013)

About TEDMED TEDMED is about bringing together leaders to solve the greatest health and medical challenges facing the world today. Speakers and presentations Australian speakers at TEDMED Sydney 2013 Video of presentations, including Professor Warwick Anderson AM, NHMRC CEO

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A Summary of Peer Review for Project Grants 2012

The Project Grants scheme is NHMRC’s largest funding scheme. In this letter, CEO Professor Warwick Anderson describes in detail how the NHMRC peer review processes works. A Summary of Peer Review for Project Grant Applications to NHMRC 2012 (PDF, 548KB)

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CEO Research Newsletter - April 2013

In this edition: Facts and figures from the 2012 funding round NHMRC’s Strategic Plan – what it means for researchers Big Ideas for Action for big health challenges Accelerating the benefits of research Maintaining trust in research Quality and efficiency in granting Leadership and partnership in research Women in research Deciding priorities NHMRC and health advice CEO Research Newsletter - April 2013 (PDF, 823KB)

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Address by Professor Warwick Anderson to the ANZICS / ACCCN Intensive Care Annual Scientific Meeting - October 2012

Adelaide Convention Centre Opening plenary session, 1-3pm Thursday 25 October 2012 It’s a pleasure to join you today with Professor Rubenfeld for this opening plenary session of the conference. I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet, the Kaurna people and pay my respects to their Elders, past and present. I also acknowledge the important and extremely demanding work you and your colleagues perform every day and every night in our hospitals. Delivery of...

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Research Newsletter October 2009

Download CEO's newsletter CEO's newsletter - October 2009 (PDF, 26KB) CEO's newsletter - October 2009 (DOC, 59KB) Elizabeth Blackburn Elizabeth Blackburn’s Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine reminds us of the central importance of fundamental research. Her discoveries have greatly extended our understanding of that central unit of life, the cell, but they have also opened up whole new perspectives into human health. It seems likely that mechanisms that...

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A Description of the Peer Review Process for Project Grant Applications to NHMRC

This paper provides an overview of NHMRC's process of peer review for assessing Project Grant applications. A Description of the Peer Review Process for Project Grant Applications to NHMRC (PDF, 141KB)

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NHMRC - a member of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

The first face-to-face partner meeting of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) is taking place this week. There are now 148 organisations in the Alliance, including NHMRC. I have asked Professor Kathryn North, Chair of the NHMRC Research Committee to represent NHMRC on GA4GH, and GA4GH has appointed Kathryn to be the Vice Chair of the GA4GH Transitional Steering Committee. The Alliance aims to accelerate the responsible sharing of genomic and clinical data, with the goal of...

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CEO newsletter September 2007

NHMRC Grant Announcement for 2008 I am delighted that the Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard MP, announced the following NHMRC grants commencing in 2008, worth $561.4 million: $336 million for 660 Project Grants; $106 million for 12 Project Grants; Over $50 million for 88 Research fellowships; $28 million in infrastructure funding to 35 independent medical research institutes; $15 million for 5 Special Program Grants for research on Type 1 diabetes, in conjunction with...

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NHMRC Presentation to the MJA Clinical Trials Summit

NHMRC CEO presentation “NHMRC’s roles, responsibilities, achievements and plans for clinical trials” delivered at the MJA Clinical Trials Summit in Sydney on 18 May 2012. NHMRC Presentation to the MJA Clinical Trials Summit (PDF, 2MB)

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CEO Diary - September and October 2013

The CEO will provide a regular update to keep you informed. This is the first update. NHMRC Strategic Plan 2013-15 Our priority actions: Create new knowledge through support of discovery research Accelerate research translation Build Australia’s future capability for research and translation Set high standards in ethics in health care and research Work with partners – States and Territories, health bodies, health industries and community and consumers groups CEO’s Message The months...

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CEO - Research Newsletter 30 July 2010

Progress report on application assessments in 2010 round. Project Grants NHMRC would like to thank all those researchers who have, agreed to provide external assessments of Project Grant applications (over 5400 as of 27th July, 2010). External assessments are crucial to NHMRC’s annual consideration of grant applications for projects. The 2010 Grant Review Panels begin to sit next week, in our Canberra Offices from (2 August and 10 September). Thirty five panels will assess the 3344...

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Who benefits? A question about the future of health and medical research

A talk given to the ICT for Life Sciences Forum Melbourne 23 May 2013 (edited) Professor Warwick Anderson AM Who benefits? A question about the future of health and medical research (PDF, 1.9MB)

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NHMRC Presentation to the Innovation Translation Forum

NHMRC CEO presentation Creating a virtuous cyclepath through the valley of death delivered at the Innovation Translation Forum in Melbourne on 23 November 2012. View the presentation Creating a virtuous cyclepath through the valley of death (PPTX, 3.5MB)

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NHMRC Newsletter - December 2011

This newsletter provides an update on some of the major issues of the second half of 2011. For most readers, the announcements by Minister Butler on October 17th and Minister Plibersek on December 15th were probably the most directly significant events. However, the Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia, announced by Minister Butler and to be conducted by a committee Chaired by Mr Simon McKeon was another major event. Also, NHMRC turned 75 in September; a time for...

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Use of Journal Impact Factor in peer review of individual applications

A paper prepared by Professor Anderson for the NHMRC Research Committee in February 2008. Use of Journal Impact Factor in peer review of individual applications (PDF, 196KB)

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CEO newsletter September 2006

Download CEO's newsletter - september 2006 September CEO's newsletter (PDF, 18KB) September CEO's newsletter (DOC, 32KB) A new beginning for NHMRC It is with great pleasure that I write this first web newsletter as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council. My aim as CEO is to make the NHMRC an even more central, crucial and respected body serving Australian health by working in an environment of openness, transparency and...

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Working to Build a Healthy Australia - NHMRC’s Strategic Plan 2010-12

Presentation to the NHMRC Strategic Plan Workshop (15 July 2010) by Warwick Anderson, AM, CEO, NHMRC. Working to Build a Healthy Australia - NHMRC’s Strategic Plan 2010-12 - 15 JULY 2010 (PDF, 3.4MB)

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Genomic medicine – much promise, many challenges

Genomics will transform many aspects of medicine in the coming decade though exactly how is still not fully clear. In the first week of January, I attended a meeting on genomic medicine (Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine) convened by NIH and attended by research funding bodies and policy makers from around 20 nations. A number of countries are making substantial progress in introducing genomics approaches into their health care systems. These are mostly the smaller countries, but also some...

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CEO newsletter June 2007

International review of NHMRC processes One of the commitments made in the Strategic Plan and Statement of Intent to the Minister is to complete an International Review of NHMRC processes, including maintenance of public confidence in research, by December 2007. A Statement of Requirement for a consultant to facilitate an international panel to undertake the review has been prepared and a Request for Tender is scheduled for advertising on Saturday 23 June 2007. An International Panel is...

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What is the Future?

Presentation to the Cardiovascular Clinical Trials in Australia and New Zealand conference on 19 October 2012. What is the Future? (PDF, 1.3MB)

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How we deal with alleged research misconduct: NHMRC - The Conversation

Article by Professor Warwick Anderson AM, CEO NHMRC, as published online via The Conversation, 16 August 2013. How we deal with alleged research misconduct: NHMRC

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CEO Research Newsletter - Winter 2012

This newsletter covers: a major new initiative to involve NHMRC funded researchers in our research translationactivities, (Research Translation Faculties progress in the yearly application funding round our review of Program Grants changes to Dora Lush Biomedical Scholarships our forthcoming call for Advanced Health Research Centres continuous application opportunities for Partnerships for Better Health Project Grants a summary of how NHMRC invests in strategic research priorities a...

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Interview with MJA Insight

NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson was interviewed for an article by MJA Insight on the topic of research enrolments and clinical trials. See full article

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Research Translation Faculty Symposium: How the Research Translation Faculty will work

Transcript of a speech given at the innaugural NHMRC Research Translation Faculty Symposium, Melbourne, 24 October 2012. Firstly, I want to thank all of you for joining the Faculty. This is a huge initiative for the NHMRC, which will transform the way we work, so we’re all very excited about it. As Faculty members, particularly with around 2,500 people, the main way of communicating and collaborating on Faculty projects will be using the Faculty website that my office has been building....

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Open Letter to the Research Community from Warwick Anderson, CEO NHMRC - 11 March 2011

I have wanted to provide you with as much information as possible about RGMS since its problems in January and February and the disruptions to your preparation of applications to NHMRC.  I understand that many of you will want to understand more about these circumstances and to have an assurance that NHMRC will be able to maintain the recent improvements in RGMS performance. I have provided below an account of what happened over the period of disruption in January and February, including...

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CEO's presentation to the Clinical Research Excellence Conference (CRX08)

CEO's presentation to the Clinical Research Excellence Conference (CRX08), Brisbane, 8 August 2008 (PPT, 5.9MB)

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Launch of the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Infant Feeding Guidelines

Address by Professor Warwick Anderson AM Chief Executive Officer, National Health and Medical Research Council Monday 18 February 2013 Office of the NHMRC, Canberra ACT Listen to an audio recording of the launch address Check against delivery Today, NHMRC launches its Australian Dietary Guidelines.  These guidelines provide the scientific advice for healthier Australian diets. Preparation The guidelines are an update of the 2003 guidelines and have been long in the revision. NHMRC has...

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CEO newsletter April 2007

Meeting tomorrow’s health challenges In this month's CEO Newsletter, Warwick Anderson reflects on the NHMRC's new Strategic Plan There has never been a time when health research has been better poised to tackle human health problems and to stimulate the creation of new industries. We understand the fundamental biological mechanisms of life at a depth much more profound than even a decade ago, we understand the influence of the social and physical environment on health much...

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NHMRC Submission to the Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia

NHMRC Submission to the Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia - March 2012 (PDF, 1.5MB)

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2013 NHMRC Report to the Australian Health and Medical Research Community

On 4 December 2013, NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson delivered his 2013 NHMRC Report to the Australian Health and Medical Research Community via a webcast. 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. View...

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