An article from The Academic Health Economists’ Blog, written by Lucy Abel/March 31, 2020 on the risks of attempting to calculate the cost-effectiveness of ‘flattening the curve’.Read more →
HSRAANZ Webinar Recording Now Available – Decision making about polypharmacy: the attitudes and experiences of older adults and their companions
In this webinar Kristie Weir, Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia presents her award-winning paper on decision making about polypharmacy with healthy and frail older adults and discusses their experiences and attitudes towards making decisions about medicines and their thoughts on deprescribing.Read more →
A timely blog piece from the HSR UK chair Kieran Walshe that reflects on what the pandemic could mean for the future of health services research, and on the importance of research networks like HSRUK and the HSRAANZ in bringing the research community together – not just nationally but internationally as well.Read more →
A message from CEO Professor Sunny Collings and changes to the 2020 Health Delivery Research Investment Round.Read more →
Professor Anne Kelso AO, CEO Australian NHMRC has issued an important announcement regarding grant funding in 2020 which is reproduced in full below and can be read at here. Extended deadlines, as well as schemes on hold or cancelled, may come as both a relief (in terms of grant workload in 2020) and a frustration,Read more →
Recommended reading from the New Zealand Health Research Council. Last year BMC Medical Ethics published a paper that included recommendations for ensuring that ‘ethics preparedness’ is an important foundation for an effective public health response to infectious disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies. It makes compelling and timely reading, especially given the current COVID-19 pandemic.Read more →
The Health Research Council has a ‘COVID-19 updates for researchers’ page on its website, which it is frequently updating with the latest news. This page includes answers to commonly asked questions such as: Are application deadlines being extended for current funding rounds? Can I get an extension or suspension to my existing research contract? I have just submitted an application to the HRC, but realise now that my research plans may be disrupted by COVID-19. What should I do?Read more →
New Zealand Health Research Council – COVID-19 update: All science assessing committee meetings cancelled
The New Zealand Health Research Council has announced that due to the new restrictions/lockdown now in force in New Zealand and Australia, and the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, they have decided to cancel all HRC science assessing committee meetings for the current funding rounds.Read more →
The Association has produced a COVID-19 resource for members including links to government sites and information, advice on managing your research and career in these unprecedented times, news sources, webinars etc. We will aim to update the resource daily and would be pleased to receive suggestions for information to be included.
We are also keen to provide a platform for the dissemination of research findings that could inform the management of health services and systems in response to COVID-19.
Please send your contributions to Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org.Read more →
A joint statement that reflects the shared views of all state and territory Departments of Health, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Clinical Trials Project Reference Group (CTPRG), of which all of these entities are members.Read more →