In December 2022, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences provided a submission to the Department of Education’s review of the Australian Research Council (ARC). The ARC plays an important role in Australian research and this consultation is part of an ongoing, independent review into the ARC to develop legislation to provide clarity on objectives and processes within the organisation to meet current and future needs.
The Review will also consider whether the scope of the current legislation is sufficient to support an effective and efficient university research system and provide recommendations.
The Academy responded to a set of 10 online survey questions for this submission, highlighting the need for cohesive and strategic direction of the ARC. This survey was released by the Review Panel in tandem with a consultation paper.
The Academy’s submission can be downloaded below.