2014 News archive

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September 2014
Exchange agreement with Germany   View Summary
26 September 2014
Universities Australia has announced a major science and research exchange agreement between Australian and German universities.
2015 Postdoctoral Fellows   View Summary
26 September 2014
The 2015 Postdoctoral Fellowships have been awarded.
Young Scientists Exchange Programme (YSEP) now open   View Summary
25 September 2014
he YSEP is a two week long exchange to China, coordinated, in country, by the Chinese Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC).
From the DVCR: Research Bites   View Summary
19 September 2014
If you didn't make it to Research Bites yesterday, you missed a fabulous hour!
Merit subsidies for High Performance Computing for 2015   View Summary
18 September 2014
Do you want to expand your computational power? Do you work with big or complex data? High Performance Computing (HPC) could help you increase your research output. Intersect's Resource Allocation Round is a merit-based system by which researchers can gain fully-subsidised access to Time, Intersect's HPC facilities.
Intend applying for equipment/infrastructure funding in 2015? Let us know.   View Summary
18 September 2014
To support our planning, the Research Portfolio requests that researchers who intend to submit applications for research equipment/infrastructure funding schemes complete a one page early expression of interest (EEOI) form.
Win a $2000 conference travel voucher   View Summary
17 September 2014
Early career researchers (on a level A salary), attend Research Bites on 18 September for a chance to win a conference travel voucher valued at $2000.
Connecting research and education across disciplines   View Summary
4 September 2014
A coordinated effort to integrate education into the University's Health and Medical Research Strategy (HMR+) is being led by our new DVC Education, Professor Pip Pattison, working with the DVC Research Professor Jill Trewhella.
August 2014
Two Sydney researchers awarded ARC Laureate Fellowships   View Summary
22 August 2014
The outstanding research records of Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn and Professor Peter Robinson, both from the University's School of Physics, have been recognised with Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellowships.
Henry Halloran Trust research grants   View Summary
21 August 2014
The Henry Halloran Trust, whose focus is infrastructure, is offering three categories of funding.
Charles Perkins Centre Summer Scholarship program   View Summary
21 August 2014
The Charles Perkins Centre offers a select group of high-achieving undergraduate students enrolled at the University, the opportunity to learn valuable research skills and learn from senior researchers.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Bites   View Summary
15 August 2014
The Sydney Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Network in collaboration with the Research Portfolio invites you to attend this themed Research Bites session on everything Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research.
University Library Information Futures Series: Translating Research into Policy Practice   View Summary
15 August 2014
Staff and students are invited to hear four academics talk about how they are tackling the challenge of translating research knowledge into the community. Bring questions and share your own experiences. Stay to connect with colleagues and chat over lunch.
Upgrade to ARC Research Management System (RMS)   View Summary
14 August 2014
On Thursday 21 August, the Australian Research Council Research Management System (RMS), will be upgraded to a new version: RMS 2.0. Your login for RMS 2.0 will be your email address rather than the User ID you are currently using.
Tissue Engineering Symposium   View Summary
14 August 2014
The Alliance for Design and Application in Tissue Engineering (ADATE) is holding its 5th Tissue Engineering Symposium at the University of Sydney.
Single ethics review agreement between Sydney Local Health District and the University of Sydney   View Summary
8 August 2014
Research Integrity is delighted to announce a recent agreement between Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) and the University. This agreement will allow researchers conducting multi-site research at both University and hospital sites to obtain a single ethics approval from the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) at either SLHD (RPAH) or SLHD (CRGH).
Wider research horizons sessions   View Summary
8 August 2014
These sessions will introduce you to the opportunities available through major Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) schemes and provide information about general strategies for success.
From DVCR: Implementation Plan for HMR+ endorsed   View Summary
6 August 2014
On 31 July the Health and Medical Research Strategy (HMR+) Implementation Steering Committee (ISC) endorsed a set of ambitious targets for the rest of 2014 and into 2015. This marked a significant milestone for the HMR+ program, moving from planning to implementation.
July 2014
Research using human biological specimens: changes to ethics requirements   View Summary
31 July 2014
Make sure you're aware of the changes made to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007).
Electropolishing workshop   View Summary
31 July 2014
This half day workshop aims to provide new users, honours and PhD students and research staff with practical training.
B/HERT Annual Collaborative Awards open   View Summary
25 July 2014
B/HERT Awards recognise outstanding achievement in collaboration between business and higher education in the fields of research & development and education & training.
Congratulations to new Future Fellows   View Summary
24 July 2014
The University of Sydney's strength in science and engineering and the humanities and social sciences has been recognised with the announcement of 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellowships.
Reminder: NHMRC Partnership Projects minimum data requirements deadline   View Summary
18 July 2014
To be eligible to apply, specific sections of theNHMRC Partnership Projects application form must be completed in RGMS by 5pm on 23 July 2014
Austrade's India Showcase   View Summary
18 July 2014
Austrade presents the second edition of the Australian Life Sciences and Healthcare Mission to India, organised across key Indian cities from 15 to 19 September 2014.
Call for nominations: ATSE Clunies Ross Awards   View Summary
18 July 2014
ring Clunies Ross Awards are now open. The awards focus on the application of Australian technological science and engineering for the benefit of the community.
NSW Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program   View Summary
18 July 2014
Expressions of interest in the NSW Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program are invited from postdoctoral researchers, doctoral, PhD and masters candidates who will complete their degrees in 2014.
2015 Equity Fellowship recipients   View Summary
11 July 2014
The 2015 Equity Fellowship recipients have been announced.
NAIDOC Research Bites   View Summary
11 July 2014
The Research Portfolio will celebrate the spirit of NAIDOC with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Bites seminar on 21 August.
28 Jul: Inaugural Networking Event for Rising Star Cardiovascular Research Leaders in NSW   View Summary
10 July 2014
Early and mid career researchers are invited to this NSW Cardiovascular Research Network event to be held on 28 July 2014.
Software as medical advice   View Summary
10 July 2014
The Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) recently introduced new guidelines relating to the use of software in research. If you are doing research that uses software in a therapeutic way, it may be classified as a medical device and will be required to be reported to the TGA via the Clinical Trial Notification (CTN) scheme.
New funding opportunity: University of Sydney Industry Engagement Fund   View Summary
4 July 2014
The Industry Engagement Fund (the Fund) is available to enable applicants to make connections with potential industry partners, and can be used to meeting costs, and other related costs, incurred in creating and fostering new industry relationships.
Supporting research and education: academics and professional services working together   View Summary
3 July 2014
Implementation of the University's Health and Medical Research Review (HMR Review) reached a milestone in June with the final in a series of three workshops. They brought together senior academics with leaders from professional service units (PSUs) to develop a framework to coordinate professional services supporting the University's strategic priority areas for collaboration, such as the Charles Perkins Centre.
June 2014
Health and Medical Review update   View Summary
20 June 2014
The search for the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Strategic Collaborations and Partnerships has begun.
New ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre   View Summary
16 June 2014
The University of Sydney has secured an ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in the latest round of funding announced last week.
Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships (CDIP) Fund   View Summary
10 June 2014
Commerical Development and Industry Partnerships (CDIP) invites applications for the 2014 CDIP Fund.
Introduction to Animal research course: register now   View Summary
6 June 2014
Registration is now open for the next Introduction to Animal Research: Welfare and Ethics (ITAR) course. This course has been scheduled for Thursday 24 and Friday 25 of July, 2014.
May 2014
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Network   View Summary
30 May 2014
The University of Sydney is committed to supporting and advancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research. Kaiya Aboagye is a new staff member located in the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, working in the Research Development and Collaboration team
Nominations for appointment to the ARC College in 2014 for 2015 commencement   View Summary
30 May 2014
Nominations are being sought from all disciplines and fields of research.
Bioinformatics software survey   View Summary
23 May 2014
Through 2014, the University of Sydney is building a set of services to support bioinformatics research. Have your say by completing the survey.
Revolutionary Malaria drug development with an open source collaborative approach   View Summary
16 May 2014
The Open Source Malaria (OSM) consortium is the first drug discovery project to adopt an open source model, where everything is shared and anyone may get involved at any level.
Sydney Cancer Conference 2014    View Summary
16 May 2014
There are only 2 weeks left to register for the Sydney Cancer Conference 2014 (SCC2014) at the special early-bird rate. Early-bird registration closes on 31 May 2014
Changes to privacy legislation and waivers of consent: how it could impact your research   View Summary
16 May 2014
On 12 March 2014, the government introduced a number of changes to federal privacy legislation which are particularly relevant to researchers seeking to use personal information about human participants from federal agencies or private sector organisations.
February 2014
Open access, shared data: PLOS' new data sharing policy.   View Summary
28 February 2014
PLOS has revised their data sharing policy for all PLOS journals. From March 3, 2014, authors must make all data publicly available, without restriction, immediately upon publication of the article.
ERA: feedback on draft conference and journal lists    View Summary
26 February 2014
The ARC has invited feedback on the Draft ERA 2015 conference and journal lists.
Introducing a cap on human ethics applications   View Summary
24 February 2014
The University's Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) want to ensure that your applications are given due consideration and reviewed in accordance with standards set out by the National Statement and funding agencies. In order to do this we will be limiting the number of applications that will be reviewed at each meeting to 35. This is a temporary measure, further funds are being requested to allow the establishment of additional ethics committees which will provide additional capacity.
27 Mar: Making your name - strategies to promote your research   View Summary
21 February 2014
Hear lightning talks from four academics about how they promote their research. Bring questions and share your own experiences. Stay to connect with colleagues and chat over lunch.
Reminder: Friday 14 February LIEF expression of interest deadline   View Summary
7 February 2014
Friday 14 February is the closing date for submissions of Expressions of Interests for 2015 LIEF proposals.
Changes to NHMRC Project Grant applications for 2014   View Summary
5 February 2014
Intending to apply for a Project Grant? This summary outlines the key changes to the application process.
January 2014
Research Data Management policy   View Summary
31 January 2014
The University has a new Research Data Management Policy.
5 Februay: DECRA information session    View Summary
29 January 2014
Don't miss this all-you-need-to-know information session for all researchers intending to apply for the current ARC DECRA Scheme.
Introduction to animal research course   View Summary
24 January 2014
The next Introduction to Animal Research course will be held on 27 and 28 of February, 2014. This course is compulsory for new animal researchers and is highly recommended for experienced animal researchers who are new to the University. All researchers planning to use animals are welcome and encouraged to attend.
21 Jan: 2015 ARC Discovery Scheme info session   View Summary
14 January 2014
This session will cover: the rules, the changes, the online form and the assessment process.
Lung Foundation Australia / Menarini Australia grants   View Summary
10 January 2014
Lung Foundation Australia has partnered with Menarini Australia to offer two new grants.
ARC Discovery and Laureate rules released   View Summary
10 January 2014
The ARC released the funding rules for Discovery, DECRA, Discovery Indigenous 2015 and Australian Laureate Fellowships 2014 this week.
Public lecture: Safe drugs and products without animal testing?    View Summary
8 January 2014
Professor Thomas Hartung, the Director of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), will discuss our basic assumptions of toxicity testing and explore how we can promote the uptake of non-animal methods.
2014/2015 Medical Devices Fund now open    View Summary
8 January 2014
The NSW Government has launched the second round of the Medical Devices Fund (MDF) to help encourage and support investment in the development and commercialisation of medical devices and related technologies in NSW. In this round $7.7 million in grant funding is available.
NHMRC information sessions (ECF and CDF)    View Summary
8 January 2014
Research Grants & Contracts is running information sessions to give detailed practical and strategic advice on NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (ECF) and Career Development Fellowship (CDF) applications