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The 32nd biannual report.

Embryo Research Licensing Report
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NHMRC refuses to tolerate fraud and has a commitment to high ethical, moral and legal standards. A key focus of this framework is to raise awareness of fraud among NHMRC staff and other people who deal with NHMRC, to assist in the prevention, detection and reporting of suspected fraud.

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The aim of NHMRC's Gender Equality Strategy is to achieve a gender-equal health and medical research workforce by supporting an increase in the retention and progression of women.

Report
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In conjunction with the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance, we developed the clinical trials competencies to be used in the development of detailed curricula and training courses by universities, Colleges and other registered training organisations. 

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To improve clinical trial start-up times, we developed the Good Practice Process for Site Assessment and Authorisation Phases of Clinical Trial Research Governance (the Good Practice Process).

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This report contains information on NHMRC administration and performance, and a record of our activities for the reporting period 2017–18.

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Ten of the Best NHMRC Research Projects 2016 describes ten Australian health and medical research projects chosen from among the thousands of NHMRC funded medical research projects underway in Australia today.

The Guidelines to promote the wellbeing of animals used for scientific purposes: The assessment and alleviation of pain and distress in research animals (2008) provide guidance on how to support and safeguard the wellbeing of animals used for scientific purposes.

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The NHMRC Corporate Plan 2018–2019 covers the period 2018–19 to 2021–22. It identifies the major health issues for this period, how we will deal with these issues and a strategy for medical research and public health research, in line with the requirements of the NHMRC Act. It also describes NHMRC’s purposes, planned activities and performance measures for the period and addresses our capability, environment and risk oversight and management.

Key changes from the 2017–2018 plan

A full review of the corporate plan was undertaken this year to align with the commencement of NHMRC's new triennium. Changes to the plan include:

  • significant streamlining and restructuring
  • updates to the major health issues to reflect the coming period
  • updates to some key activities (previously termed ‘strategic priorities’)
  • minor updates to the ‘purposes’, ‘strategy for health and medical research’ and ‘performance measures’ sections.
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Ethical conduct in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities: Guidelines for researchers and stakeholders provides a set of principles to ensure research is safe, respectful, responsible, high quality and of benefit to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

Guideline
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Keeping research on track II was developed to provide advice on how the values and principles outlined in Ethical conduct in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities: Guidelines for researchers and stakeholders can be put into practice in research.

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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

Statement
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The Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 (the Investigation Guide) forms a critical part of Australia’s framework for research integrity, established by the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 (the 2018 Code). 

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The 31st biannual report.

Embryo Research Licensing Report
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The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 (the 2018 Code) establishes a framework for responsible research conduct that provides a foundation for high-quality research, credibility and community trust in the research endeavour.  

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The Grant Review Panel videos have been updated. These provide a brief overview of the Project Grants peer review process.

A guide for researchers when considering self-nominating for peer review panels. This covers the different scheme types and what level of expertise and experience are required.

For approved people support applications for funding commencing in 2019, the following salary packages will be used in the calculation of awarded budgets.

NHMRC’s Health Innovation Advisory Committee has been appointed to provide advice on current and emerging issues related to the development, commercialisation and uptake of innovative technologies and practices arising from health and medical research. 

Our rescinded guidelines are stored for historical purposes on the Australian Government Web Archive (AGWA). Below are the links to many of these. This list may not be fully comprehensive but is current at December 2017.

Factsheet
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A guide for peer reviewers when evaluating industry-relevant skills, experience and achievements in its assessment of applicants’ track records.

Guideline

The purpose of this guideline is to provide a framework for candidates considering undertaking a sabbatical at NHMRC, and for NHMRC delegates considering such applications.

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This report Promoting social and emotional development and wellbeing of infants in pregnancy and the first year of life: a NHMRC report on the evidence summarises findings of the evaluation of evidence on the effectiveness of interventions delivered in pregnancy or the first postpartum year.

Report
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The Assigners Academy provides independent expert advice to the CEO on matters relating to the administration of NHMRC’s peer review process. 

 

Guideline

In providing a safe and healthy workplace, we provide an environment in which we can all effectively contribute to achieving community and business outcomes. 

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To be trustworthy guidelines need to be of high quality and reflect international best practice in guideline development. Ensuring that these criteria are met requires a clearly defined set of standards, together with appropriate tools to help people comply with the standards.

A useful guide explaining key terms used in embryo research. Provides definitions of the main terms used, including biological definitions and therapy explanations.

Guideline

NHMRC is one of the organisations that may approve a body as an Approved Research Institute (ARI). 

Factsheet

For approved people support applications for funding commencing in 2017, the following salary packages will be used in the calculation of awarded budgets.

 This page details the information required when seeking a grantee variation under the Grantee Variations Policy  and also explains the NHMRC variation process. 

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This report contains information on our organisation, administration and performance for the reporting period 2016–17. It is a record of our activities during 2016–17 and the performance and financial information presented in the 2016–17 Portfolio (Agency) Budget Statement, 2016–17 Portfolio Additional Estimates Statement and the Corporate Plan 2016–2017.

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This document provides advice to researchers and Research Administration Officers (RAOs) about the factors that NHMRC considers when deciding whether to approve or reject a variation request under the Grantee Variations Policy.

Policy
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The Grantee Variation Policy describes our policy position on requests for varying grants.

Policy
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This Kit is divided into five chapters, covering different aspects of the NHMRC Embryo Research Licensing Committee’s activities:

Guideline
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Managing individual exposure to lead in Australia – A guide for health practitioners (The Guide) provides health practitioners with general information to assist in the management of individuals with elevated blood lead levels. 

 

Guideline
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When working with research that involves human embryos created by assisted reproductive technology (ART), it can be difficult to determine if a licence is required for training and quality assurance activities. The attached documents provide information and helpful links to help identify legislative requirements.

 

Guideline

The Broad Research Area, Field of Research, Research Keywords/Phrases and Socio-Economic Objectives used by the NHMRC have been developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and published as the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification 2008 edition.

Guideline

Administering Institutions are required to submit, via RGMS, an Institutional Annual Compliance Report (IACR) to NHMRC each year detailing compliance with the NHMRC Funding Agreement and other relevant policies for the previous calendar year. 

Policy

The Research Grant Management System (RGMS) training program aims to support researchers and administering institutions use the program. Training is structured around each stage of the NHMRC grant process, and covers the application, assessment, grant selection and monitoring stages.

 

Guideline

The functions of the Commissioner are to investigate complaints regarding action/s by the Chief Executive Officer of the NHMRC or NHMRC Research Committee in relation to a funding application.

Policy
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For approved people support applications for funding commencing in 2018, the following salary packages will be used in the calculation of awarded budgets.

The health and medical research community was invited to comment on NHMRC’s Fellowship schemes with this document presenting the summary report from that consultation.

Report

Our commitment to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples covers all aspects of NHMRC’s responsibilities, as well as contributing to the Australian Government’s Close the Gap initiatives.

Policy
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This guide outlines the overarching principles and obligations under which NHMRC’s peer review process operates. This guide includes information about the standards and best practice for the conduct of peer review, obligations in accordance with legislation, and guidance on conflicts of interest in NHMRC peer review.

Guideline
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The NHMRC Open Access Policy is consistent with the Australian Government’s commitment to open access, open data and intellectual property (IP) management.

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The information provided on this site is to assist you in understanding Intellectual Property (IP), including patents, engaging with industry and end users, and undertaking commercialisation activities.

Guideline
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This document provides advice on the conduct of animal-based studies to ensure that the studies are rigorous, transparent and reproducible and lead to useful outcomes. It is in line with the Australian Code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes, 8th edition (2013), which is adopted into legislation across Australia. 

Guideline

This strategic plan outlines the major objectives of the NHMRC over the next three years, the major health issues that may emerge in the coming years and the steps needed to address them.

 

Report
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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.

Statement

The 30th biannual report.

Embryo Research Licensing Report