NHMRC Updates 2018

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May 2018

2018 Federal budget update

Last night, Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the 2018-19 Budget with the Government continuing to support the critical role of health and medical research in improving health outcomes. National Health and Medical Research Council NHMRC will manage similar levels of funding compared to last year, with the Medical Research Endowment Account continuing to increase with indexation over the coming years.  The major change to NHMRC is that 2018-19 is the final year of the $40 million...

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Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:28

'Guidelines for Guidelines'

NHMRC is pleased to introduce the draft ‘Consumer involvement’ module, part of its ‘Guidelines for Guidelines’ series which offers practical advice on how to meet NHMRC’s Standards for Guidelines.  This module focuses on the scope and nature of consumer involvement, including levels of engagement, identifying and recruiting relevant consumers and supporting effective consumer involvement. The closing date for submissions is Friday 15 June 2018 5:00pm AEST. To access the draft module and...

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Tue, 08/05/2018 - 12:59

Webinar on peer review for the new grant program

View the webinar on peer review for the new grant program.

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Wed, 02/05/2018 - 09:59

Final consultation report on the development of peer review for NHMRC’s new grant program

View the final consultation report on the development of peer review for NHMRC’s new grant program

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Tue, 01/05/2018 - 16:05

April 2018

Proposed changes to the Meningococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type B disease chapters of the Australian Immunisation Handbook released for public consultation

The Department of Health, on behalf of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), has released proposed changes to the Meningococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type B disease chapters of the Australian Immunisation Handbook for public consultation between 6 April 2018 and 6 May 2018. ATAGI will be seeking NHMRC approval of the guideline recommendations under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. Access the public consultation...

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Wed, 18/04/2018 - 10:42

Notice to dispense with consultation requirements in accordance with section 14B of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992

The Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) has approved minor amendments to Chapter 3.4: Human biospecimens in laboratory based research of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. The amendments are minor and do not change the meaning or intent of the guidance provided. The amendments align this chapter with the overall revision of Section 3 of the National Statement and include: reordering of paragraphs to align with the new structure as used in the remainder of...

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Tue, 17/04/2018 - 12:22

Update to the Stroke guidelines released for public consultation

The Stroke Foundation has released an update to the Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2017 for public consultation until 30 April 2018. The Stroke Foundation will be seeking NHMRC approval of the update to the guidelines under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. To access the guidelines and provide comment to the Stroke Foundation please go to https://informme.org.au/Guidelines/Clinical-Guidelines-for-Stroke-Manage...

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Thu, 12/04/2018 - 15:43

Surveillance colonoscopy guidelines released for public consultation

Cancer Council Australia (the developer) has released the updated Clinical practice guidelines for surveillance colonoscopy for public consultation until 2 May 2018. The developer will be seeking NHMRC approval of these guidelines under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. To access the guidelines and provide comment to the developer please go to: https://wiki.cancer.org.au/australia/Guidelines:Colorectal_cancer/Colonoscopy_surveillance

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Wed, 11/04/2018 - 13:54

Updates to the Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition

The CEO of NHMRC has approved minor and major amendments to the Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Act 1992. 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 amendment relates to updated recommendations for human papillomavirus vaccination. The...

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Mon, 09/04/2018 - 13:38

March 2018

NHMRC approves national guidelines on pregnancy care

NHMRC has approved the Clinical practice guidelines: pregnancy care developed by the Commonwealth Department of Health for health professionals who provide antenatal care. The guidelines include new recommendations on healthy weight for pregnancy, routine hepatitis C testing and vitamin D testing.

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Wed, 14/03/2018 - 10:38

February 2018

Summary NHMRC’s public consultation on peer review for the new grant program

Summary of NHMRC’s public consultation on peer review for the new grant program (PDF, 1MB)

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Wed, 14/02/2018 - 11:57

NHMRC approves guideline that will assist in reducing unnecessary medications in older Australians with dementia

NHMRC has approved the recommendations made in the Evidence-based clinical practice guideline for deprescribing cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine developed by the University of Sydney in partnership with the NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre and the Bruyère Research Institute in Canada.  Cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine are two classes of drugs prescribed to reduce the symptoms of dementia. This guideline provides advice to healthcare professionals, people with...

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Mon, 12/02/2018 - 15:51

Polycystic ovary syndrome guideline released for public consultation

The NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (the developer) has released the updated Evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome for public consultation between 10 February 2018 and 12 March 2018. The developer will be seeking NHMRC approval of the guideline under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. To access the guideline and provide comment to the developer please go to the Centre for...

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Mon, 12/02/2018 - 15:29

January 2018

Launch of NHMRC Innovation webpage

NHMRC is committed to creating stronger pathways to capture the economic value of research discoveries. The new Innovation webpage aims to support PhD students and early career researchers interested in commercialising their research, and assist in bridging the gap between academia, government and industry. It explores the language, processes and tools of the innovation and commercialisation pathway, including: possible avenues for engaging industry; the steps involved in the innovation and...

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Wed, 24/01/2018 - 14:57