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8 MARCH 2013
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Research Integrity Advisers
Do you have a research integrity concern, dispute or disagreement? 

The University’s Research Integrity Advisers are available to provide guidance on responsible research practices including authorship, publication, data management, conflict of interest and ethics.
Do you have a research integrity concern, dispute or disagreement? 

The University’s Research Integrity Advisers are available to provide guidance on responsible research practices including authorship, publication, data management, conflict of interest and ethics.  

Research Integrity Advisers are familiar with accepted practices in research and come from a broad range of academic backgrounds. 

They can assist researchers with questions and can be contacted directly, or through the Research Integrity website.

For more information please consults the University of Sydney's Research Code of Conduct.
Update your research output in IRMA
The deadline for inclusion in the current Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC), and annual Non-Traditional Research Output (NTRO) collection is rapidly approaching. To guarantee inclusion in the collections your output must be entered into IRMA by 30 March 2013.
The deadline for inclusion in the current Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC), and annual Non-Traditional Research Output (NTRO) collection is rapidly approaching. To guarantee inclusion in the collections your output must be entered into IRMA by 30 March 2013.

Each year, the University collects traditional research outputs for HERDC, as well as an annual NTRO collection. The data collected for HERDC  (research income and traditional research publications) is submitted to DIISRTE and is used to assess the relative research and research training performance of universities, and drives the allocation of the Research Block Grant (RBG) funding.

Find out more about the types of outputs collected.

Publication data are entered into the IRMA database, and eligible outputs (both traditional and non-traditional)may be eligible for future ERA rounds.

Any research output submitted for the collection must meet eligibility requirements including meeting the HERDC/ERA definition of research.

Please check your IRMA profile, and submit any missing research output information to your Faculty research support contact person as soon as possible to ensure its inclusion in the collection.  They can advise on output eligibility and documentation requirements.
NHMRC update:
1. Advice on the Team Quality and Capability Statement in Project Grant applications.

2. Reminder: what the NHMRC considers to be "current" grants
Team Quality and Capability Statement
This part of the Project Grant application is new in 2013 and the information you provide in this statement, together with the individual CI track records, will be assessed against the Track Record category descriptors listed in Appendix B of the NHRMC Funding Rules and could significantly affect your score. For advice on how to write this statement go to Research Support (under Resources).

Current NHMRC grants
A reminder that the NHMRC considers a grant to be “current” if the currently approved end date has not yet passed. This means that a grant that should have ended in 2012 which was granted an extension to carry forward funding into 2013 would be considered a current grant in 2013 for the purposes of the 6 grant eligibility rule.
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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
Young Tall Poppy Science Awards
Young Tall Poppy Science Award nominations are now being accepted from all fields of science and technology.
Young Tall Poppy Science Award nominations are now being accepted from all fields of science and technology.

These awards recognise excellence in early career research across all the sciences including mathematics, alongside a passion and capacity to communicate science to the community.

Get your nomination form in by midnight AEST 29 April 2013.

For more information call (02) 93510818, email, or visit the Australian Institute of Policy & Science website.
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Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowships
Future Leader Fellowships offer researchers the opportunity to develop their research portfolio and become leaders of cardiovascular research groups.
Future Leaders Fellowships offer researchers the opportunity to develop their research portfolio and become leaders of cardiovascular research groups.

Two levels of Future Leader Fellowship are being offered:

Level 1: For researchers 3 to 6 years post
awarding of their PhD on the application
closing date. $90,000 stipend pro rata, plus $40,000 project support per annum.

Level 2: For researchers 7 to 10 years
post awarding of their PhD on the application
closing date. $110,000 stipend pro rata, plus $50,000 project support per annum.

The University of Sydney internal closing date is 22 March 2013.

Please contact Research Grants and Contracts officer Chris Robinson and visit the Heart Foundation website.
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Viertel senior medical research fellowships
The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation invites applications for its senior medical research fellowships.
The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation, administered by ANZ Trustees, invites applications for its senior medical research fellowships.

These fellowships provide salary and project grant support for outstanding medical researchers in Australia in the fields of medical science and public health. Only Australian nationals or permanent residents are eligible for the awards and are worth AU$245,000 per year over five years.

Applications are due 5pm, 1 May 13.
Paediatric endocrine care research grants
Pfizer Australia aim to advance knowledge in the field of paediatric endocrinology and associated areas with these research grants.
Pfizer Australia aim to advance knowledge in the field of paediatric endocrinology and associated areas with these research grants.

Applicants for this grant must be under the age of 40 and be trainees in paediatric endocrinology in Australasia, or within five years of conferring of FRACP, or within five years of accreditation of paediatric endocrinology training from the Royal Australian College of Physicians.

The grants are awarded for one year and are worth up to AU$55,000 to cover part salaries, equipment, research materials and expenses. Closing date for applications is 15 March 13.

For enquiries about the Paediatric Endocrine Research Grants, contact Grants Coordinator Samantha Fischer by telephone (+61 2 9850 3576) or email.
Great Barrier Reef Foundation Funding
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation was recently allocated $12.5m from the Federal Government to fund Reef-related research from July, 2013.
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation was recently allocated $12.5m from the Federal Government to fund Reef-related research from July, 2013.

The research delivered through this Portfolio will provide a platform for worldwide assessment of coral reef resilience to climate change, a suite of adaptation options. 

To find out more about this funding and who can apply please refer to the Foundation’s website.
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SPOTLIGHT: OPEN RESEARCH
Open source drug discovery
Matthew Todd’s team employs open source methods to create drugs for chronic illnesses.
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Digital sociology
Deborah Lupton is using to social media to promote her research outside the usual academic forums, reaching a much wider audience.
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Open library
Sten Christensen, from the University Library, explains how researchers can use the University's open repository.
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