2014 News archive

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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