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NSW reviews impacts of federal policies on research

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As reported in R&D info: The New South Wales government is undertaking a review of the impact of Commonwealth Government research funding reforms on research in New South Wales, and in particular on health and medical research.

The Commonwealth reforms, announced over the past four months, include

  • Changes to research infrastructure funding support available to universities through the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and to medical research institutes through the National Health and Medical Research Council; and
  • National health reforms announced by the Federal Government, including a commitment to fund 60% of the recurrent costs of research and training undertaken in public hospitals.

A discussion paper has been released and submissions are due by Friday 7 May. More information is at www.osmr.nsw.gov.au