The Academy has made a submission into the NSW Parliamentary inquiry into the use of primates and other animals in medical research. The use of animals is crucial in many areas of health and medical research—including research undertaken in NSW—and has contributed to important advances in human and animal health. This work is essential for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 guide for Research […]

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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) […]

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In February 2021, the Australian Government Department of Health invited feedback on their proposal to legalising mitochondrial donation in Australia through a staged approach.  The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and the Australian Academy of Science submitted a joint response to this consultation. In this submission, the Academies: supported the Australian Government’s cautious […]

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In January 2021, in response to the Government’s call for submissions for the 2021-22 Budget, the Academy has highlighted the importance of an adaptable, skilled and responsive research and innovation sector working in concert with government, industry and the community. Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its success in maintaining low case numbers and […]

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The Academy’s submission ahead of the 2020-2021 Federal Budget, submitted in August 2020, highlighted Australia’s opportunity to build on its strong legacy of fostering a vibrant health and medical research environment. Our response showed the important role that research and innovation can play in driving economic and societal recovery from COVID-19, and stressed the need […]

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