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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On 3 April 2020, the submitted a joint response with the Australian Academy of Science to the consultation on the National Health Information Strategy (NHIS).  The response emphasised the following opportunities and issues: Nurturing an academic base in the disciplines of biostatistics and epidemiology is key to help produce scientific evidence from the data that […]

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In November 2019 the Academy submitted a joint consultation response with the Australian Academy of Science to an NHMRC consultation on mitochondrial donation. The Academies expressed support for introducing mitochondrial donation in a cautious and carefully regulated way, initially limiting the technology to an appropriate clinical research setting. There are a range of safety, ethical, […]

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In May 2019, the Academy responded to the public consultation by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science on ‘Artificial Intelligence: Australia’s Ethics Framework’. The consultation discussion paper, prepared by CSIRO’s Data61, provided an ethical framework and a set of principles, intended to lay the groundwork for the ethical implementation of AI in Australia. Application […]

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In May 2019, the Academy responded to the National Health and Medical Research Council consultation on the Research Supervision guide of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018). The Academy welcomed the publication of this guide document and the opportunity to comment on the consultation. We believe that responsible conduct and research […]

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