Australia’s Data-Enabled Research Future: Health and Medical Sciences

Australia’s data-enabled future: health and medical sciences is a report from the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) reviewing the needs and requirements, challenges, and opportunities in Australia’s health data ecosystem. This AAHMS report is part of a joint project between the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), Australia’s five Learned Academies and ACOLA on data-enabled research across all fields.

Maintaining strong foundations and building resilience: planning Australia’s path through the COVID-19 pandemic

In December 2020, the Academy published a report looking to 2021 and asking how Australia can continue to successfully manage the pandemic. The report, ‘Maintaining strong foundations and building resilience: planning Australia’s path through the COVID-19 pandemic’, concluded that for the foreseeable future, national control of the COVID-19 pandemic will need to be driven by: […]

Health impacts of the Australian bushfires

In response to the devastating bushfire season over the summer of 2019-2020, the Academy investigated health issues associated with bushfires and smoke exposure. Our work aimed to define what is known and what is unknown about the short, medium and long-term impacts on physical and mental health. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]

COVID-19 policy activities

The Academy is actively addressing the policy implications of the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia. Please visit our our information hub for the most up to date information on all our activities.  This page features a few policy highlights.  Policy reports  Our December 2020 report, ‘Maintaining strong foundations and building resilience: planning Australia’s path through the […]