ASMR President calls for urgent support for NHMRC MREA
In direct response to COVID-19 we have issued an urgent call to all federal politicians to support an immediate one-off injection into the NHMRC MREA of $400M to enable the NHMRC to provide funded grant extensions for projects and people impacted by the current events. Provision of this funding will help to retain the current workforce and provide sufficient opportunity for the very best research (as determined previously by peer review) to deliver the intended optimal outcomes for the nation. ASMR Media Release
A/Professor Christoph Hagemeyer, ASMR President 2020
ASMR is calling for health and medical research to be firmly on the agenda in the 2019 Federal Election campaign.
Follow the links below to view responses to the ASMR call from –
The ASMR mission is to empower researchers for health and well-being with a vision for a healthy and equitable Australia.
Our formal election position document outlines four key areas that must be supported to ensure a vibrant and thriving health and medical research sector that will deliver better health and economic outcomes for Australia and the world.
The ASMR is calling on candidates from all parties to make health and medical research a key priority by committing to ASMRs evidence based strategy:
- Invest 3% of total health expenditure on health and medical research
- Commit to full capitalisation of the medical research future fund
- Protect the integrity of peer review for research funding
- Support the office of the NHMRC
As we approach election day, the ASMR is asking its members and the entire health and medical research sector to write a letter to their local candidates and tell them why they should be supporting the health and medical research. Attached to this email is a letter template that you, your family and friends can use to tell our future leaders why increasing investment to the sector will deliver better health for all.
You can find more resources by clicking here.
If you see your local candidate campaigning, make sure you ask them what they plan to do for health and medical research in Australia.
We need you! Your actions today will mean a better world tomorrow.
Dr Roger Yazbek,
ASMR President 2019