AAMRI update: NHMRC models; Research Infrastructure Priorities consultation

AAMRI update: NHMRC models; Research Infrastructure Priorities consultation

25th July, 2016

AAMRI summary of the proposed alternative NHMRC grant program models
As you would most likely be aware by now, the NHMRC has released a consultation paper for the Structural Review of the NHMRC Grant Program, and has called for input from the sector. Three alternative grant program models are put forward in the paper. To assist members in comparing the three different models, AAMRI has compiled a summary table based on the information in the consultation paper.

Submissions are due on 25 August. At the public forum on the review at Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, NHMRC CEO Anne Kelso said the Expert Advisory Group was especially keen to hear of unintended consequences of any of the three models, and from those working in public health.

Public consultation events will take place in Brisbane (26/7), Adelaide (27/7) and Perth (28/7) this week. Registrations are essential.

Consultation on Australia’s future research infrastructure priorities
The Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, has released an Issues Paper on Australia’s future research infrastructure capability needs and priorities. Comments on the paper are due by 9 September.

Further information on the consultation process and a copy of the Issues Paper is available from the Chief Scientist’s website.

In conjunction with the release of the Issues Paper, consultation events will take place around the country between July and September. Further details are available from the Department of Education and Training. Please note you need to register your name and email address before you can select the session you wish to attend. The dates and locations are:

Perth               26 July
Adelaide         27 July
Brisbane         1 August
Townsville       4 August
Canberra        16 August
Sydney           19 August
Hobart             23 August
Melbourne      5 September