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23 NOVEMBER 2012
NEWS
Human ethics is going online
No more paper! From January 2013 the human ethics application, approval and reporting process will be online.
From January 2013 all human ethics applications will be submitted online using a new IRMA-based system.

Modifications and annual reports will also be submitted through the new system, which is expected to be rolled out over the next couple of weeks after user acceptance testing is completed.

Current applications are being transferred to IRMA so please contact human ethics if any details need to be updated.

If you intend to submit an application, modification or annual report in the January round of human ethics approval please let us know so we can determine the support you require and introduce you to the process.

To find out more visit the Research Support website.

Contact us
: ro.humanethics@sydney.edu.au
Other news
New Humanities Fellows
Five scholars from the University of Sydney have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, one of the highest honours available in the humanities in Australia.
Bob Carr launches the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
Foreign Minister Bob Carr launched the nation's first truly interdisciplinary Southeast Asia-focused research centre. The University of Sydney's new Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) has one of the highest concentrations of Southeast Asian regional expertise in the world, with more than 200 academics and honoraries working on and in the region.
New collaboration to fight breast cancer
Physiotherapists, oncologists, psychologists, physiologists and experts in breast surgery and public health have joined forces in a new multidisciplinary research group dedicated to improving the future outcomes and overall quality of life of breast cancer sufferers.
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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
Australian National Commission for UNESCO grant fund
This scheme assists projects which will further UNESCO priorities and objectives. Applications for funding between AU$2,000 and AU$30,000 will be considered.
This scheme assists projects which will further UNESCO priorities and objectives. These are generally defined as:
  • attaining quality education for all and lifelong learning;
  • mobilising science knowledge and policy for sustainable development;
  • addressing emerging social and ethical challenges;
  • fostering cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue;
  • building inclusive knowledge societies through information and communication.
Applications for funding between AU$2,000 and AU$30,000 will be considered. Applications close Wednesday 12 December 2012. Find out more at the DFAT website.
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REMINDERS
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In November: update your details in RGMS
It’s time to update your profile and CV in RGMS. From December 1, completed data in fields such as title, institution and research keywords will be required before creating or being included on an application.
It’s time to update your profile and CV in RGMS. From December 1, completed data in fields such as title, institution and research keywords will be required before creating or being included on an application.

Step by step instructions (PDF) are available or you can see a video tutorial on the NHMRC website.

In December, all applications that were not submitted for completed funding rounds will be deleted. To keep your information download any files in ‘Snapshots’ area of RGMS and save them before 30 November 2012.
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FOR YOUR DIARY
 30 NOV    |  
Higher Education Policy Brown Bag
The HEPBB provides an opportunity for all University staff to participate in a regular informal lunchtime discussion focused on topical developments in higher education policy.

Professor Rob Tierney will lead the final HEPBB for 2012 with a discussion about social justice and equity – perspectives from Australia, North America and China. He will also be recapping 2012's topics and discussing potential ideas for the series in 2013.
The HEPBB provides an opportunity for all University staff to participate in a regular informal lunchtime discussion focused on topical developments in higher education policy.

Professor Rob Tierney will lead the final HEPBB for 2012 with a discussion about social justice and equity – perspectives from Australia, North America and China. He will also be recapping 2012's topics and discussing potential ideas for the series in 2013.

Details
When: 1-2pm, 30 November 2012
Where: Room 612, Level 6, Education A35
Cost: Free – you bring your "brown bag" lunch and we'll provide tea and coffee
Contact: helen.loughlin@sydney.edu.au
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