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To ensure we can make healthy food choices, we need dietary advice based on the best scientific evidence. This Guideline seeks to offer the best advice on dietary patterns that promote optimal health and wellbeing for the generally healthy Australian population.
Breastfeeding infants exclusively to around six months, and continuing up to 12 months and beyond as solids foods are introduced, provides clear benefits for both the infant and the mother. Supporting women to continue to breastfeed is key to improving rates of breastfeeding.
This annual report contains information on NHMRC administration and performance, and a record of our activities for the reporting period 2017–18.
The National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) (National Statement (2007) consists of a series of guidelines made in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992.
The purpose of the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (the Code) is to promote the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of animals used for scientific purposes. It provides guidance for investigators, institutions, animals ethics committees, animal carers and all those involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. Further information about the background and purpose of the Code is also available. A PDF version of the Code is available under 'Downloads' A web version of the Code is provided below.
This statement has been designed for researchers, ethical review bodies, those involved in research governance and possible research participants. This brief guide describes the structure of the document and suggests how each of these groups might use it.
As an Australian Government agency, our decisions must be transparent, our policies credible and our practices fair and ethical. We strive to achieve well-coordinated, efficient and accountable public administration. We comply with legislative and mandatory requirements that pose external reporting obligations, including those provided below.
This document outlines required essential nutrient intake believed adequate to meet the nutritional needs of the majority of healthy people to prevent deficiency. The document can be used by health professionals to assess the likelihood of inadequate intake in individuals or groups.
NHMRC has a well-established role in the development of ethical advice for ART. The ART guidelines are used by professional organisations to set standards for the practice of ART. The ART guidelines are primarily intended for ART clinicians, clinic nurses, embryologists, counsellors and administrators, researchers, Human Research Ethics Committees, and governments.
NHMRC is currently working with an expert advisory committee to develop a new online resource for guideline developers that will update its current methodological advice.
We are committed to setting high standards in ethics in health care and research.
Guidelines and tools about assisted reproductive technology; clinical ethics; embryo research, stem cells and human cloning; organ and tissue donation and transplantation; privacy; research involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The National Health and Medical Research Council in collaboration with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare are updating the 2010 Guidelines. This version is rescinded. Please see updated guidelines here.
We issue guidelines to support high-quality clinical and research practice. We also help other researchers and clinicians to develop guidelines in their areas of expertise.
The Infant Feeding Guidelines are written to assist health workers provide consistent advice about breastfeeding and infant feeding. They provide a review of the evidence, and clear evidence-based recommendations on infant feeding for health workers.
The Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of overweight and obesity in adults, adolescents and children in Australia is intended for use by clinicians including general practitioners.
Updated in August 2018, the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (2011) provides guidance to water regulators and suppliers on monitoring and managing drinking water quality.
Road Map 3: A strategic framework for improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health through research. Linked to Action Plan 2018 - 2021 Triennium to implement Road Map 3 and Road Map 3: A strategic framework for improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health through research. Report of Community Consultation.
Based on a comprehensive review of the evidence and the translation of this evidence into the Information Paper Water fluoridation: dental and other human health outcomes, this also takes into consideration what the situation is here in Australia compared to elsewhere.