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Annual Report 2018-19

This report contains information on NHMRC administration and performance, and a record of our activities for the reporting period 2018 - 2019.

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Reference number: NH181

ISSN Print: 2209-7090

ISSN Online: 2209-7104

Payment of participants in research: information for researchers, HRECs and other ethics review bodies

NHMRC has developed advice that is designed to provide information for researchers and reviewers of research to assist in decision-making about when payment of participants in research is ethically acceptable.

  • Guideline
  • Current

Information paper: The implementation of the 3Rs in Australia

The fundamental framework for the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of animals for scientific purposes in Australia includes the application of the 3Rs – Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal use. This Information Paper provides information about the implementation of the 3Rs in Australia. For further information, please refer to the webpage about the 3Rs.

  • Current

NHMRC Corporate Plan 2019-20

The NHMRC Corporate Plan 2019-20 covers the period 2019-20 to 2022-23. 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.

  • Report
  • Current

Embryo Research Licensing Committee Report to Parliament - 1 September 2018 to 28 February 2019

The 33rd biannual report

  • Embryo Research Licensing Report
  • Current

ME/CFS Advisory Committee Report to NHMRC Chief Executive Officer

This report advises the NHMRC Chief Executive Officer on the current needs for research and clinical guidance for ME/CFS in Australia.

  • Report
  • Current

Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019)

The guidelines are produced by the National Health and Medical Research Council in collaboration with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare, and are accessible in two formats: a new IT platform (MAGICapp), or via a pdf (see 'Download' section below)

  • Guideline

NHMRC's Research Quality Strategy

Ensuring the highest quality and value of NHMRC-funded research is a priority for NHMRC. NHMRC’s Research Quality Strategy outlines the key areas NHMRC will focus on to provide guidance and support for good research practices throughout the research cycle.

Action Plan 2018 - 2021 Triennium to implement Road Map 3

Linked to Road Map 3: A Strategic Framework for Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health through Research (Road Map 3)

  • Current

Embryo Research Licensing Committee Report to Parliament - 1 March 2018 to 31 August 2018

The 32nd biannual report.

  • Embryo Research Licensing Report
  • Corporate archive

NHMRC's Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2021

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
  • Current

Competencies for Australian Academic Clinical Trialists

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. 

  • Current

NHMRC Good Practice Process for Site Assessment and Authorisation of Clinical Trials

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).

  • Current
Annual  Report 2017-2018

Annual report 2017-2018

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

  • Report
  • Current

Ten of the best NHMRC research projects 2016

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.

Guidelines to promote the wellbeing of animals used for scientific purposes

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.
Notice: This publication is more than five years old and may no longer reflect current evidence or best practice. 

  • Guideline
  • More than five years old

NHMRC Corporate Plan 2018–2019

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.

  • Corporate Plan
  • Corporate archive

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) - Updated 2018

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
  • Current
Cells under microscope

Embryo Research Licensing Committee report to Parliament - 1 September 2017 to 28 February 2018

The 31st biannual report.

  • Embryo Research Licensing Report
  • Corporate archive

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018

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.  

  • Guideline
  • Current

Road Map 3 - A strategic framework

Road Map 3: A strategic framework for improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health through research. Report of Community Consultation. 

  • Current

Embryo research licensing: key terms

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

  • Guideline

Annual report 2016-2017

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.

  • Report
  • Current

Embryo Research Licensing Committee information kit

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

  • Guideline
  • Current

Managing individual exposure to lead in Australia

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
  • Current

Best practice methodology in the use of animals for scientific purposes

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

NHMRC Strategic Plan for 2007-2009

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
  • Current

2017 Public Statement – Water fluoridation and human health

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

Embryo Research Licensing Committee report to Parliament - 1 March 2017 to 31 August 2017

The 30th biannual report.

  • Embryo Research Licensing Report

NHMRC Corporate Plan 2017–2018

The NHMRC Corporate Plan 2017–2018 covers the period 2017–18 to 2020–21.  It includes NHMRC’s strategic directions, which prior to 2015–16 were set out in the strategic plan.

  • Guideline
  • Current

Water fluoridation: dental and other human health outcomes

This Information Paper explores the potential link between water fluoridation and human health based. The 2016 NHMRC Evidence Evaluation shows that water fluoridation helps to reduce tooth decay in children and adults. There is no reliable evidence that water fluoridation at current Australian levels causes health problems.

  • Guideline
  • Current

Ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology

The Ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research (ART guidelines) are used by professional organisations to set standards for the practice of ART.

  • Policy
  • Current

Embryo Research Licensing Committee report to Parliament - 1 September 2016 to 31 February 2017

The 29th biannual report.

  • Embryo Research Licensing Report
  • Current

Safety monitoring and reporting in clinical trials involving therapeutic goods

This document clarifies the responsibilities of those involved in clinical trials to monitor and report adverse events and other safety issues. Supplementary guidance on other clinical trial safety monitoring and reporting issues is also available.

  • Guideline
  • Current

Annual Report 2015-2016

This report was prepared in accordance with Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (non-corporate Commonwealth Entity) Annual Reporting Rule 2016. It contains information on NHMRC’s organisation, administration and performance for the reporting period 2015–16.

  • Annual report
  • Current

Principles and guidelines for the care and use of non-human primates for scientific purposes

This document provides principles and best practice guidance for the care and use of non-human primates for scientific purposes. The document is intended for use by those involved in the care and use of non-human primates for scientific purposes, including institutional animal ethics committees, investigators and animal carers. 

 

  • Guideline

Statement on consumer and community involvement in health and medical research

The active involvement of consumers and community members in health and medical research benefits the quality and direction of research. Consumer and community involvement is about research being carried out with or by consumers and community members rather than to, about or for them.

  • Statement
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NHMRC Corporate Plan 2016–2017

The NHMRC Corporate Plan 2016–2017 covers the period 2016–17 to 2019–20.  It includes NHMRC’s strategic directions, which prior to 2015–16 were set out in the strategic plan.

  • Corporate Plan
  • Corporate archive

Embryo Research Licensing Committee report to Parliament - 1 March 2016 to 31 August 2016

The 28th biannual report.

  • Embryo Research Licensing Report
  • Current

International Engagement Strategy

The International Engagement Strategy outlines our approach to prioritising new and existing activities with our international partners over the next three years. 

  • Current

NHMRC Complaints policy

The NHMRC Complaints Policy sets out NHMRC’s formal procedures for responding to complaints about its activities, policies or decision-making. 

  • Policy
  • Current

Ten of the best NHMRC research projects 2015

Ten of the Best NHMRC Research Projects 2015 describes ten Australian health and medical research projects chosen from among the thousands of NHMRC funded medical research projects underway in Australia today.

  • Factsheet

Ethical guidelines for organ transplantation from deceased donors

The Ethical guidelines for organ transplantation from deceased donors were developed by NHMRC following a joint request from the Organ and Tissue Authority and the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand.

  • Guideline
  • Current

NHMRC Research funding facts book 2014

This book contains key statistics on the outcomes of the 2014 application rounds for NHMRC’s research funding, as well as historical information relating to research funding and activity over the last ten years. 

  • Factsheet

Embryo Research Licensing Committee report to Parliament - 1 September 2015 to 29 February 2016

The 27th biannual report.

  • Embryo Research Licensing Report
  • Current

Principles for accessing and using publicly funded data for health research

A guide to the legislative and governance structure to refer to when accessing datasets from publicly funded research. This page also contains a single page summary to the guide and a consumer guide.

  • Guideline
  • Current

Embryo Research Licensing Committee report to Parliament - 1 March 2015 to 31 August 2015

The 26th biannual report.

  • Embryo Research Licensing Report
  • Current

NHMRC Corporate Plan 2015–2016

This Corporate Plan sets out NHMRC’s purposes, planned activities and performance for the period 2015–16 to 2018–19, and addresses capability, environment and risk oversight and management in line with PGPA Act requirements. 

  • Corporate Plan
  • Corporate archive

Guidelines approved under Section 95A of the Privacy Act 1988

The Guidelines approved under Section 95A of the Privacy Act 1988 are issued for the purposes of Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and sections 16B(2) and 16B(3) of the Privacy Act.

  • Guideline
  • Current

Guidelines under Section 95 of the Privacy Act 1988

These guidelines provide a framework in which medical research involving personal information obtained by Commonwealth agencies should be conducted, to ensure the information is protected.

  • Guideline
  • Current

We have published a wealth of information on Australian health and medical research, and on specific issues relating to Australian health and health care. These include statements, strategies, guidelines and other reports – all of which are publicly available.