NHMRC Updates 2010

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December 2010

Notice to Research Administration Officers

As you are aware, we opened the funding rounds for Project Grants, Practitioner, Research Fellowships, and Centres of Research Excellence earlier this week. The policy documents, Advice and Instructions to Applicants and offline templates are available on the NHMRC website and in the RGMS Library.   Quality control checks on RGMS application processes are currently being finalised and we expect to start opening applications within RGMS later today. As each scheme is opened within RGMS we...

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Thu, 16/12/2010 - 10:28

November 2010

New Names for Early Career Awards

Several NHMRC Fellowships and Awards are to be renamed. Old Name New Name Training (Postdoctoral) Fellowships Early Career Fellowships (ECF) Career Development Awards Career Development Fellowships (CDF) Training Awards Early Career Awards Early Career Fellowships, Career Development Fellowships and...

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Fri, 26/11/2010 - 17:38

Loss of Australian medical research icon - Professor Frank Fenner

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is deeply saddened by the death of outstanding medical researcher Professor Frank Fenner at age 95. Amongst a life time of achievement, Professor Fenner was best known for his groundbreaking research which lead to the eradication of smallpox and the introduction of the myxoma virus to eradicate Australia’s rabbit plagues. “On behalf of the NHMRC I would like to express admiration and appreciation for the remarkable work...

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Tue, 23/11/2010 - 14:52

Assassin’s tricks revealed in Nature today

An NHMRC supported project is featured in the latest issue of science journal Nature. from Science in Public A team of Melbourne and London researchers have shown how a protein called perforin punches holes in, and kills, rogue cells in our bodies. Their discovery of the mechanism of this assassin is published today in the science journal Nature. “Perforin is our body’s weapon of cleansing and death,” says project leader Prof James Whisstock from Monash University. “It...

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Mon, 01/11/2010 - 13:35

September 2010

NHMRC National Information and Feedback Sessions

NHMRC CEO, Professor Warwick Anderson will be visiting Australian Universities and Medical Research Institutes in the coming months to conduct a number of NHMRC information and feedback sessions. These sessions will outline NHMRC funding schemes, provide an opportunity to discuss NHMRC’s Strategic Plan and its implications for researchers, and outline NHMRC’s recent international initiatives. Professor Anderson has addressed researchers at Melbourne and Monash Universities, and the...

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Tue, 28/09/2010 - 16:28

May 2010

NHMRC Budget Statement 2010

In the 2010 budget the Government reaffirmed its commitment to NHMRC’s forward estimates. There were no changes in government policy on the Medical Research Expenditure Account (MREA). However, NHMRC is aware that some concerns have been raised regarding interpretation of the Government's Portfolio Budget Statements 2010-11, and would like to explain in more detail. In each year's portfolio budget statement, the figures for NHMRC (Table 2.1.1, page 746 in the 2010 Statement) provide an...

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Thu, 13/05/2010 - 16:11

RGMS unavailable 11 May - ongoing

Due to the installation of additional server capacity, RGMS is currently unavailable (11 May). This is a result of a recently commissioned internal review of RGMS and its infrastructure and consideration of performance issues experienced over recent months. NHMRC regrets any inconvenience caused by this essential upgrade of the system. Sites affected https://www.rgms.nhmrc.gov.au Duration Ongoing, until further notice. Contact The Research Help Centre is available to assist users with RGMS...

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Wed, 05/05/2010 - 16:47

April 2010

NHMRC websites down for maintenance - Saturday 24 April

All National Health and Medical Research Council websites will be offline from 3:00am - 11:00pm on Saturday 24 April due to a scheduled network outage from our hosting providers, who are performing critical system maintenance during this time. Contact Us Phone Media enquiries – 0422 008 512 RGMS – 1800 500 983 Email NHMRC - nhmrc@nhmrc.gov.au National Clinical Guidelines Portal - clinicalguidelines@nhmrc.gov.au RGMS - help@nhmrc.gov.au Please note that emails will be responded to...

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Mon, 19/04/2010 - 16:41

Apology from the Chief Executive Officer regarding RGMS

I wish to apologise again to the thousands of researchers and research administrators who suffered frustration and disruptions to their professional and family lives due to the unsatisfactory performance of RGMS. I have put a number of actions in place: I have commissioned an independent review of RGMS to identify the causes of the problems; Additional servers will be in place by the end of April 2010 to deal with peaks in load on the system; and All comments and complaints...

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Tue, 06/04/2010 - 12:37

March 2010

Difficulties with RGMS

NHMRC apologises to all researchers who are experiencing difficulties accessing RGMS to complete their applications. We understand this has had a significant impact on your work and family life, and apologise for the difficulties this has caused. We wish to assure all applicants that no grant application will be barred from peer review due to problems with completing certification by the new due date of 22 March 2010 (provided the application was started prior to the original closing date of 17...

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Wed, 17/03/2010 - 11:15

NHMRC recommends healthy diet and exercise over weight loss products

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) today refuted claims made on Channel Seven’s Today Tonight program last Friday that the NHMRC recommends various weight loss products. The NHMRC wants to make it clear it never recommends any commercial product as a matter of policy. For people seeking to lose weight through the use of these products, the NHMRC recommends they should first consult their GP. For further information on healthy eating and weight loss, please consult...

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Mon, 01/03/2010 - 11:42

Professor Patrick Mc Gorry, Australian Of the Year

Professor Warwick Anderson, Professor Michael Good and the NHMRC would like to congratulate Professor Patrick McGorry, 2010 Australian of the Year. Professor McGorry is one of Australia’s most outstanding medical researchers, with a distinguished career in mental health. The NHMRC are proud to have provided $19m in funding since 2000 towards his work in early psychosis and schizophrenia in young people. Further information on Professor McGorry’s work and NHMRC’s...

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Mon, 01/03/2010 - 11:38