Submission to Australian Data Strategy consultation

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) has provided a submission to the Australian Government’s consultation on the Australian Data Strategy focused on challenges and opportunities specific to health, medicine, research and innovation.

AAHMS Submission: Senate Inquiry into the Investment Funds Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

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 submission: NHMRC consultation on the draft guide for Research Integrity Advisors

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 […]

Joint submission: Response to the Australian Government’s consultation on mitochondrial donation in Australia

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 […]

2021/22 Pre-Budget submission

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 […]

Pre-Budget submission 2020-2021

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 […]

Joint submission on National Health Information Strategy

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 […]

Joint response to NHMRC consultation on mitochondrial donation

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, […]

Artificial Intelligence: Australia’s Ethics Framework- AAHMS submission

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 […]

NHMRC consultation on Research Supervision Guide- AAHMS submission

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 […]

Consultation response on Women in STEM Decadal Plan

In October 2018 the Academy responded to a consultation on the Women in STEM Decadal Plan, a 10-year roadmap jointly led by the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. In our response, we highlighted the opportunity for Australia to gain a competitive edge by addressing the issues and barriers […]

Response to Funding Australia’s Research inquiry

In July 2018, the Academy responded to an inquiry by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training’s on Funding Australia’s Research, highlighting the instrumental role of research and innovation in driving economic growth, creating jobs and bringing considerable societal benefits through the translation of research findings; and the need to better […]