NHMRC Research Tracker – 19 August 2016

European Research Council call open

Australian researchers who wish to carry out a project with a host institution in the European Union are advised that the European Research Council has announced its 2017 grant competitions.  Applications are open from researchers of any nationality.

Update on the review of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2007

An update on the progress of the review of the Code is now available.

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).

Closing next week: Public Consultation on the Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program

NHMRC invites you to provide feedback about the Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program. The consultation closes on Thursday 25 August 2016. The consultation paper, submission template and supporting information are available on the NHMRC Consultation Portal.

NHMRC Service Charter and Complaints Policy

The NHMRC Service Charter and Complaints Policy have recently been updated.

Ten of the Best 2015

Ten Australian research grants that led to ground-breaking medical discoveries and important changes to health care have been highlighted in last year’s Ten of the Best NHMRC Research Projects 2015.

These were projects completed in the previous year that had achieved results of particular significance for the improvement of human health – whether through advancement of knowledge or the prevention, detection or treatment of disease.

Congratulations to the 10 researchers:

  • Drilling Down: Discovering The Origins Of Dental Anxiety 
    Associate Professor Jason Armfield
  • Delivering Australia From Neurodegeneration
    Associate Professor Helen Cooper
  • Sanguine Advances In Detecting Colorectal Cancer
    Associate Professor Leah Cosgrove
  • The Scorpion King: Lighting The Way To Defeating Brain Cancer
    Professor David Craik
  •  Protein: The Key To Improved Kidney Functionality
    Associate Professor Gordon Doig
  •  Gluten For Punishment: Challenging Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity
    Professor Peter Gibson
  • Mending A Broken Heart: Repairing Injured Heart Cells
    Professor Robert M. Graham
  • Indigenous Health: Understanding The Health Gap
    Professor Louisa Jorm
  • Breathing Easy: Supporting Lung Development Of Premature Babies
    Associate Professor Jane Pillow
  • Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment: A Safer Way
    Professor Stephen Tong

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”. The symposium will be held in Melbourne on 23 November 2016.

Changes to NHMRC public consultation process

The NHMRC is updating its processes to move to a more digital and web-based presence.  To keep abreast of any upcoming public consultations, the following measures to notify you of are in place:

The NHMRC will no longer be advertising in national daily newspapers to advise opportunities for public consultation on NHMRC public health, ethics, environmental and clinical practice guidelines. This requirement has now been removed from the NHMRC Regulations 2016.

If you would like any further information about this change, please contact the NHMRC.