NHMRC Updates 2016

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December 2016

Nutrition guidelines for cystic fibrosis released for public consultation

The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand has released the Nutrition Guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis in Australia and New Zealand for public consultation 30 November 2016 – 30 December 2016. The Thoracic Society will be seeking NHMRC approval of the guidelines. To access the guidelines and provide comment to the Thoracic Society please go to https://www.thoracic.org.au/clinicalpublications/consultations

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Thu, 01/12/2016 - 14:58

November 2016

Review of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code)

The revised draft Code and supporting draft Guide on investigating and managing potential breaches of the Code is now available to view and submit feedback on, via the NHMRC Public Consultation portal.

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Tue, 29/11/2016 - 16:41

Proposed Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019

The NHMRC has decided to take the proposed National Health and Medical Research Council Enterprise Agreement 2016 - 2019 (the proposed Agreement) to a ballot of employees.  The proposed Agreement covers all NHMRC employees, other than Senior Executive Service employees. The Fair Work Act 2009 requires that, before a ballot can commence, employees must have access to the proposed Agreement and an explanation of what has changed from the current Enterprise Agreement. To...

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Fri, 18/11/2016 - 07:15

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. To access the guidelines and provide comment to the Stroke Foundation please go to https://informme.org.au/Guidelines/2017-Draft-Guidelines/

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Thu, 03/11/2016 - 11:42

October 2016

Notice to dispense with consultation requirements for minor amendments to Part C of the Ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research

To coincide with the review of Part B of the Ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research (ART guidelines), the Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) has approved minor amendments to Part C of the guidelines. These changes aim to ensure, insofar as possible, consistency between Parts A, B and C of the guidelines and to clarify any ambiguities in the existing ethical guidelines. In summary, the editorial changes include: •  ...

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Tue, 25/10/2016 - 10:52

NHMRC phone system restored

Following on from the update of 27 September 2016, please be advised that the NHMRC Canberra phone system is again fully operational. We thank you for your patience while repairs were being undertaken. If you require specific assistance please refer to the Contact us page.

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Wed, 05/10/2016 - 15:01

September 2016

NHMRC telephone system currently unavailable

Please be advised that NHMRC is currently experiencing a problem with our telephone system. The fault is affecting incoming and outgoing calls from the Canberra Office only. We are currently investigating the problem, but at this time, we are unable to advise when the fault will be resolved. Further advice will be issued as information becomes available. Email service is not affected and is the preferred contact method until normal phone services are restored. For specific assistance...

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Tue, 27/09/2016 - 16:10

NHMRC-NIH BRAIN - early notice of funding opportunity

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is being run through the United States of America’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of a U.S. Presidential focus aimed at revolutionising our understanding of the human brain. The NIH and NHMRC have agreed to cooperate in the BRAIN Initiative to jointly support collaborative research involving Australian and U.S. scientists. NHMRC is currently considering supporting Australian researchers for...

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Thu, 15/09/2016 - 12:55

August 2016

Amendments to the Australian Immunisation Handbook (10th Edition)

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) CEO has approved major and minor amendments to the Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition under Section 14 of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 (NHMRC Act). The Australian Immunisation 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. The major...

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Wed, 10/08/2016 - 16:17

May 2016

Associate Professor Daniel McAullay shares his story

dan_mcaullay.jpg NHMRC is committed to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NHMRC’s pursuit of this goal is impossible without the fervent support of numerous experts in the field.  Associate Professor Daniel McAullay is just one of these people.   Associate Professor McAullay has carved an impressive career path in health research, policy and practice.  He is a registered nurse with qualifications including...

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Fri, 27/05/2016 - 12:00

2016-17 budget outcome for NHMRC

I am pleased to provide an update on the 2016-17 Federal Budget that Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down on 3 May 2016. From this budget, NHMRC will manage similar levels of funding through the Medical Research Endowment Account (MREA) over the coming years, increasing slightly over the forward estimates in line with indexation.  Funding through the MREA 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 $m 796.3 807.4 819.4 831.6 846.6...

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Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:09

March 2016

NHMRC Grants announcement - 3 March 2016

Minister for Health Sussan Ley today awarded $129.4 million in NHMRC grants to Australia’s preeminent researchers helping fund Australia’s commitment to fostering the best and brightest in health and medical research. Minister Ley’s media release View the full table of funded grants on the Outcomes webpage   image_of_minister_ley_and_pm Minister for Health, Sussan Ley announces $129.4 million in NHMRC grants The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turbull,...

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Thu, 03/03/2016 - 14:14

February 2016

NHMRC Research Stories

Professor David Bowtell – Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre david_bowtell February marks Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Professor David Bowtell of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne is a world leader in ovarian cancer research. After he and his team were successful in receiving funding in the 2014 NHMRC Program Grants round, his research, Improving outcomes for women with epithelial ovarian cancer, has just commenced funding in January. Each year,...

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Fri, 19/02/2016 - 15:02

January 2016

Reviewing the structure of NHMRC’s grant program

The NHMRC CEO, Professor Anne Kelso, has announced a review of the structure of NHMRC’s grant program. NHMRC awards grants worth around $800 million each year from the Medical Research Endowment Account (MREA). In recent years, rising application numbers to NHMRC schemes and rising costs of research have presented new challenges as we seek to support excellence across all research sectors – from knowledge creation to translation into better healthcare – and provide opportunities for...

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Thu, 28/01/2016 - 13:57

Strengthening Australian-U.S. Cooperation in Health and Medical Research

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and President Barack Obama today agreed to deepen cooperation in health and medical research. (Refer also to Fact Sheet: United States – Australia Cooperation: Deepening Our Strategic Partnership) U.S. and Australian researchers have a rich history of bilateral collaboration in health and medicine. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) currently funds Australian researchers in fields such as malaria, cancer, brain research, HIV, and mental health, with...

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Wed, 20/01/2016 - 14:19

NHMRC’s Partnership Centre initiative now open

NHMRC’s Partnership Centre initiative now open.

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Thu, 14/01/2016 - 11:14