NHMRC Health Tracker

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Health Tracker is a monthly email newsletter that informs the research and health communities about health policy or practice-related NHMRC activities and opportunities.

Friday, 21 July 2017 - 9:48am

NHMRC Health Tracker—July 2017

NHMRC recognises leadership in research, evidence based health care and training A further three groups have been recognised as NHMRC Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres: Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners Western Australian Health Translation Network Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise. Two groups have also been recognised under the new NHMRC Centres for Innovation in Regional Health initiative: NSW Regional Health Partners Central...

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Friday, 23 June 2017 - 9:40am

NHMRC Health Tracker—June 2017

Tracker survey—have your say We want to hear from you! NHMRC are reviewing the Tracker process and the best way to communicate to you our audience. We’d love for you to participate in a short survey which should only take a few minutes. We appreciate you taking the time to help us make Tracker even better. Antenatal guidelines released for public consultation The Department of Health has extended the public consultation until Tuesday 27 June 2017 for the Clinical Practice Guidelines—...

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Friday, 26 May 2017 - 10:21am

NHMRC Health Tracker—May 2017

Review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research ethics guidelines Public consultation on revised ethical guidelines for research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities has opened. You can submit feedback or further information online. International Clinical Trials Day Visit the Australian Clinical Trials website to see what activities were held across Australia in celebration of the occasion for 20 May 2016. NHMRC has launched further...

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Friday, 28 April 2017 - 9:43am

NHMRC Health Tracker – April 2017

Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program An update on the Structural Review from the CEO is available online. Ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research, 2017 On 20 April 2017, the CEO of NHMRC issued the updated Ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research, 2017. More information. Key grant application dates for 2017 Partnership Projects—2017 First Call: 2017...

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Friday, 17 March 2017 - 9:49am

NHMRC Health Tracker – March 2017

Key grant application dates for 2017 Partnership Projects—2017 First Call: minimum data due Wednesday 29 March 2017 Applications close Wednesday 12 April 2017 Partnership Projects—2017 Second Call: open for applications Thursday 30 March 2017. Revised Fluoride Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) for infants and young children in Australia and New Zealand Updates to the guideline recommendations for fluoride for 0-8 year olds were approved by the CEO of the NHMRC on 21 November 2016, under...

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Friday, 17 February 2017 - 10:33am

NHMRC Health Tracker – February 2017

Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program—nearing completion The Structural Review Expert Advisory Group (EAG) met in December 2016 to refine its advice to the CEO on a possible alternative grant program structure (model). This advice has been assisted by the extensive feedback from consultation with stakeholders. A summary of the public consultation feedback is now available. NHMRC Research Committee and NHMRC Council will provide advice to the CEO in February/March 2017, for her...

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Friday, 2 December 2016 - 8:22am

NHMRC Health Tracker – December 2016

Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program: Public Consultation Submissions NHMRC CEO, Professor Anne Kelso, thanks individuals and organisations for their time and careful consideration in providing feedback on the review. An update about the review progress is available on the NHMRC Website. The submissions can be viewed in full on the NHMRC Consultation Portal. Public consultation on the review of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code) Submit your...

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016 - 11:27am

NHMRC Health Tracker – November 2016

Stroke guidelines released for public consultation The Stroke Foundation has released the updated Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management for public consultation between 1 November 2016 and 30 November 2016. The Stroke Foundation will be seeking NHMRC approval of the guidelines under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, 2007 Consultation on Section 3 Public consultation on draft sections of...

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Friday, 2 September 2016 - 8:09am

NHMRC Health Tracker – September 2016

Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition Updates to the Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition have recently been approved by NHMRC’s CEO. The 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. Eureka Awards 2016 Congratulations to the winners of the annual Australian Museum 2016 Eureka Prizes that were awarded on Wednesday 31 August...

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Friday, 5 August 2016 - 9:40am

NHMRC Health Tracker – August 2016

Public call for research priorities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health  NHMRC has opened a public call for research priorities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. All interested individuals and organisations are invited to lodge a written submission using the template provided. The closing date for submissions is Sunday 4 September 2016 (11.59pm AEST). Webinar - Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program The NHMRC is hosting a webinar on Tuesday...

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Friday, 8 July 2016 - 11:00am

NHMRC Health Tracker – July 2016

Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program NHMRC is holding public forums in several capital cities from 20 to 28 July 2016. Places are limited. Register now for the 5th annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation The theme for this year’s symposium is "Embedding research into health care: building a culture of quality”. Such a culture is exemplified by NHMRC's Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres; they will be presenting on how they are delivering this in their...

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Friday, 10 June 2016 - 12:31pm

NHMRC Health Tracker – June 2016

Commonwealth Health Minister's Award The National Health and Medical Research Council congratulates Dr Joseph Powell from the University of Queensland on winning the annual Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research for 2016. This prestigious award recognises outstanding individual achievement by a mid-career Australian researcher.  It was presented to Dr Powell at the Medical Research Week Dinner hosted by the Australian Society for Medical...

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Friday, 13 May 2016 - 2:45pm

NHMRC Health Tracker - May 2016

Fifth annual Research Translation Symposium Abstract submissions close 15 May. The theme for this year is "Embedding research into health care: building a culture of quality". Further information. International Cancer Genome Consortium for Medicine (ICGCmed) The next phase of the ICGC has been launched with a medical focus. Australia is a key contributor to this consortium. Ethical guidelines for organ transplantation from deceased donors NHMRC has released...

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Friday, 15 April 2016 - 12:11pm

NHMRC Health Tracker - April 2016

Submit an abstract for the 5th Annual Research Symposium The call for abstracts for the Symposium (Melbourne, 23 November 2016) is now open. The theme for this year is "Embedding research into health care: building a culture of quality". Further information. CEO Professor Anne Kelso at Franklin Women event Check out a storify summary of Professor Kelso’s recent speech at the Franklin Women event. Further information Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition Updates to the...

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Thursday, 24 March 2016 - 10:46am

NHMRC Health Tracker – March 2016

NHMRC Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) Amendments Chapter 6 of the NHMRC ADWG now includes guidance on determining interim guideline values for chemicals detected in drinking water, where they are not listed in the ADWG. Chapter 8 now provides clarification of the approval process for new drinking water treatment chemicals. List of amendments. New NHMRC Partnership Centre: Health System Sustainability – Closing Soon NHMRC’s Request for Applications for the next Centre under NHMRC’s...

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Friday, 19 February 2016 - 11:08am

NHMRC Health Tracker - February 2016

NHMRC Strategic Direction 2015-16 to 2018-19 The NHMRC Strategic Direction 2015-16 to 2018-19 is now available on the NHMRC website. It provides a snapshot of the key messages from the NHMRC Corporate Plan 2015-2016.  Further information RGMS New User Accounts RGMS users are reminded that during peak periods RGMS New User Accounts can take up to 48 hours to process.  This should be taken into account prior to submission deadlines. NHMRC cannot guarantee requests for New User...

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Friday, 15 January 2016 - 2:58pm

NHMRC Health Tracker - January

Update on Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) activities AHEC had its first meeting for the triennium on the 3rd December and discussed: AHEC work plan for the 2015-18 triennium Ethical guidelines for organ allocation and transplantation  Revisions to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research Review of two research ethics guidelines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people AHEC will be holding their next meeting in the first quarter of next year....

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Friday, 18 December 2015 - 10:22am

NHMRC Health Tracker - December

View presentations from 2015 NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation Thank you to everyone who attended a very successful Symposium in Sydney. You can view all of the presentations on the NHMRC website. Submit your feedback: public consultation on Australian Drinking Water Guidelines NHMRC is seeking public comment on draft amendments to Chapters Six and Ten of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (2011). Submissions close 5 pm (AEST) 15 January 2016. Further information can be found on...

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Friday, 20 November 2015 - 9:08am

NHMRC Health Tracker - November

Better informed health care through better clinical guidelines NHMRC has released a discussion paper ‘Better informed health care through better clinical guidelines’ which addresses the key challenges facing guideline development in Australia, and includes the NHMRC’s draft 2015 Standards for Guidelines. View the discussion paper and make a submission. Update on Health Innovation Advisory Committee (HIAC) HIAC held its first meeting for the triennium on 6 November and discussed: HIAC Work...

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Friday, 16 October 2015 - 12:21pm

NHMRC Health Tracker - October

4th Annual NHMRC Research Translation Symposium – two weeks to go Online registrations will close COB Wednesday 21 October; after this time, registrations can be completed on-site at the symposium. The final programme and available abstracts are now online, along with registration details and plenary speaker profiles. The symposium will be held in Sydney on 27-28 October. Further information. Partnering with NHMRC through Partnership Projects If your organisation is involved with health care...

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Thursday, 17 September 2015 - 2:34pm

NHMRC Health Tracker - September 2015

Partnering with NHMRC through Partnership Projects If your organisation is involved with health care policy and/or service delivery, you could partner with researchers to apply for an NHMRC research grant. You would need to provide financial support to the project with cash or in-kind contributions and could have a role in the conduct of the research. You would work with the researcher(s) to develop an application focused on your research needs and apply for matched NHMRC funding through the...

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Friday, 14 August 2015 - 11:07am

NHMRC Health Tracker - August 2015

Fourth annual Research Translation Faculty Symposium - Early bird rate closes soon Early bird registration for this year’s Symposium closes next week. Further information.  NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research established NHMRC has engaged Alzheimer’s Australia to operate the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research. Further information. View outcomes of the NHMRC Dementia Research Team Grants scheme Minister for Health Sussan Ley has announced grant...

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Friday, 24 July 2015 - 12:22pm

NHMRC Health Tracker - July 2015

Register now for the 4th annual Research Translation Faculty Symposium The theme for this year’s RTF symposium is "Policy and Research: Working together to improve the health of Australians". The symposium will be held in Sydney on 27-28 October. Further details, including registration details, programme outline and plenary speaker profiles, is now online. Submit your feedback: public consultation on Australian Drinking Water Guidelines NHMRC is seeking public comment on...

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Friday, 26 June 2015 - 11:33am

NHMRC Health Tracker - June 2015

Register now for the 4th annual Research Translation Faculty Symposium The theme for this year’s RTF symposium is "Policy and Research: Working together to improve the health of Australians". The symposium will be held in Sydney on 27-28 October. Further details, including registration details, programme outline and plenary speaker profiles, are now online. Read updates on clinical trials initiatives Minister for Health Sussan Ley launched the enhanced...

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Friday, 15 May 2015 - 1:57pm

NHMRC Health Tracker - May 2015

Provide your feedback on our new clinical trials initiative ‘Clinical Trials Ready’ NHMRC has developed an initiative to officially recognise clinical trial sites that are ‘ready, willing and able’ to carry out high quality clinical trials in a timely, transparent and efficient manner. Submissions to the consultation process close 5pm AEST 12 June. Further information. Let us know what you are doing to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day 20 May is International...

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Friday, 17 April 2015 - 1:48pm

NHMRC Health Tracker - April 2015

Submit your abstract for the Research Translation Symposium You have two more weeks to submit your abstract for the Symposium to be held on 27-28 October 2015. The closing date is 1 May 2015. Further information. Provide your feedback on proposed changes to NHMRC’s 2012 Infant Feeding Guidelines The proposed amendments to the current guidelines are to ensure that they reflect the best available evidence around allergies and the use of infant formula. Submissions close 5pm AEST, 15 May...

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Friday, 20 March 2015 - 11:00am

NHMRC Health Tracker - March 2015

Note Partnership Projects Peer Review Cycle #1 minimum data deadline Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year, however, the deadline for applications to be reviewed in the first cycle is fast approaching. Minimum data requirements for PRC #1 must be met and entered in RGMS by 5:00pm AEDT 1 April. Applications without the correct information by this date will not be accepted for PRC #1. Further information. Coming soon: release of NHMRC Principles for the translation of...

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Friday, 20 February 2015 - 5:21pm

NHMRC Health Tracker - February 2015

Apply now: NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowships Early career postdoctoral researchers from a range of science and health fields are encouraged to apply for the NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowships. Applications close 11 March. Note clarifications made to the funding rules (Sections Q5.1 and Q. Attachment D.2). Further information. Apply now: NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health – Partnership Projects 2015 Peer Review Cycle #1 The Partnership Projects 2015...

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Friday, 16 January 2015 - 10:40am

NHMRC Health Tracker - January 2015

Apply now: NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowships Early career postdoctoral researchers in dementia and from a range of science and health fields are encouraged to apply for the NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowships, the latest funding opportunity under the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative.  Applications close 11 March. Further information. Feedback sought on draft principles to improve access to data for research purposes Submissions close 16 February....

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Friday, 19 December 2014 - 10:39am

NHMRC Health Tracker - December 2014

Read NHMRC’s statement of support for the AllTrials campaign On 27 November, NHMRC released a statement in support of the principles behind the AllTrials campaign, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported, to reduce research duplication and legitimise trial results. Further information. Submit your feedback on draft principles to improve access to data for research purposes Submissions close 16 February 2015. Further information....

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