The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences strongly supports the Government’s commitment to reform Australia’s higher education system through an Australian Universities Accord and we welcome the opportunity to provide input in response to the Accord Panel’s Interim Report. AAHMS broadly supports the vision of the Interim Report and its five immediate priority actions. […]
The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences has provided a joint submission with the Australian Academy of Science to the House of Representative’s Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport inquiry into long COVID and repeated COVID infections. The response focuses on the inquiry’s terms of reference related to research, innovation and evidence-based care, and […]
AAHMS submission: Response to Future Focused Primary Health Care: Australia’s Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan 2022 – 2032
The Academy has highlighted the need for a greater focus on research to be included in the Department of Health’s draft ten-year plan for primary health care. Boosting the capacity for research to be conducted in the primary care setting aligns with the goals of the Academy’s major policy project, Harnessing research for better health, […]
In a recent submission, the Academy recommends that the new MRFF Strategy should set the expectation for the fund to support a strategic approach to embedding research in the health system, including better sustainability for the medical research workforce. The Australian Government Department of Health and the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB) invited submissions […]
The Academy has responded to the Senate Inquiry into the Investment Funds Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, providing feedback on the sections of the bill that affect operation of the Medical Research Future Fund. While supportive of the broad intentions to streamline fund operations, the Academy recommends that several risks are addressed to better protect health […]
AAHMS welcomes the development of a guide for Research Integrity Advisors. In this submission, we have provided specific feedback on the guide, highlighting the need for further clarification regarding training and the RIA’s role in reporting matters relating to the Code. The National Health and Medical Research Council called for feedback on a new draft […]
AAHMS submission: response to the NHMRC consultation on proposed revisions to the Open Access Policy
The Academy supports the NHMRC’s move towards a more open access publishing environment in Australia. However, to best support researchers, there is a need for a considered approach to the way this is achieved. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is consulting with the health and medical research sector on proposed changes to […]
AAHMS submission: response to the DESE consultation on developing a university research commercialisation scheme
The Academy supports the principle of a government-backed scheme for early-stage commercialisation of research, however, care needs to be taken in the scheme design to ensure that Australia is getting the most for that investment. In a recent submission to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment consultation on developing a University Research Commercialisation (URC) […]
The Australian Academies of Health and Medical Sciences and the Australian Academy of Science submitted a joint response to the Australian Government’s consultation on mitochondrial donation in Australia.
AAHMS published its submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements on 9 April 2020. AAHMS submission to Royal Commission
AAHMS Fellows met in Sydney on 29 April 2016 for the Priority Setting Roundtable Symposium to consider a strategy for prioritised research.