NHMRC Research Tracker—16 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 complete this survey to help us make Tracker even better.

Register to attend Road Map 3 Consultations

NHMRC is conducting workshops around the country to assist in the development of Road Map 3—A strategic framework for improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health through research. Clinicians, researchers, community members and policy makers are welcome.

Please register to attend the remaining workshops:

  • Melbourne—Friday 23 June, and
  • Thursday Island—Monday 17 July.

For those who can’t attend these workshops, an online survey is available to contribute.

Individual Project Grant Applicant Response period allocations

The applicant response period for each application is now listed online. Please note that the designated period for applicant response release cannot be changed.

Project Grants Applicant Response (rebuttal) process

  • The periods for release of assessor comments are 5 June–16 June and 26 June–4 July 2017.
  • The exact date for when assessor comments will be released will depend on when NHMRC has received Spokesperson and External Assessor reports for an application.
  • Applicants will be notified by email (sent from RGMS) when their assessor comments are available. Emails are sent to the preferred email address listed in the CIA’s RGMS profile.
  • Applicants will have up to ten days to lodge their rebuttal.
  • Applicants that have any concerns with assessor reports or their applicant response must notify NHMRC within the applicant response period, to enable prompt consideration.
  • Please note that NHMRC considers an uploaded rebuttal to be final and rebuttals will be made available to panel members as soon as they are submitted.

Targeted Call for Research into Dementia in Indigenous Australians

  • Minimum data due in RGMS—5:00pm (AEST) Wednesday 28 June 2017
  • Closing date for applications—5:00pm (AEST) Wednesday 12 July 2017

Further details are available on the NHMRC website.

NHMRC Membership to the e-ASIA Joint Research Program

NHMRC’s CEO represents Australia and NHMRC on the e-ASIA Joint Research Program (JRP) Board. The e-ASIA JRP is a collaborative community that formulates and supports international joint research projects in the East Asian region on a multilateral basis as well as promoting researcher interaction through workshops. NHMRC has joined the e-ASIA JRP.

Submit an abstract for the 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

The call for abstracts for the Symposium (Brisbane, November 2017) will close Friday 23 June 2017. The theme is ‘The Butterfly Effect—Translating Knowledge into Action for Positive Change’. Co-hosted by NHMRC and The Lowitja Institute, the Symposium’s focus is on action needed to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples through effective translation of health, wellbeing and medical research into policy and practice.

Associate Professor Julian Elliott recognised for outstanding achievement

Associate Professor Julian Elliott is taking research beyond the clinic with ‘citizen science’ and subsequently scoops this year’s Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research. Presented at the Medical Research Week Dinner hosted by the Australian Society for Medical Research in Melbourne last week, this annual award recognises the top-ranked Career Development Fellowship (CDF) applicant through the NHMRC. Read his story here.