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November 15, 2016
Medical Research Future Fund set to put high quality evidence at the heart of healthcare – historic moment for all Australians

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April 5, 2016
Patients and the health system poised to benefit as MRFF moves a step closer to delivering.

ACTA welcomes announcement of the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board

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July 20, 2015
ACTA Submission: Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Medical Research Future Fund Bill 2015

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is a major initiative of the Federal Government to establish a publicly-owned perpetual endowment fund.

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March 11, 2015
Review of safety monitoring & reporting of clinical trials in Australia

ACTA has made a submission to the NHMRC's commissioned review on safety monitoring & reporting in clinical trials

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February 24, 2015
NHMRC Consultation on Draft Principles for accessing and using publicly funded data for health research

ACTA have submitted comments to the NHMRC on the draft principles for accessing and using publicly funded data for health research.

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February 10, 2015
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) Teaching, Training and Research Costing Study

Read ACTA's submission to IHPA on the research component of the costing study

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November 10, 2014
ACTA welcomes recognition that trial budgets shoudn’t cover treatments that are standard care; more guidance needed

Read ACTA's submission to the NHMRC on the table of standard cost items for clincial trials

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September 1, 2014
Reducing unwarranted variation in healthcare: urgent action needed

ACTA proposes a series of reforms to support a self-improving health system.

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August 6, 2014
ACTA highlights critical role of clinical trials and registries for improving health and wealth of Australians

ACTA’s submission to the Senate Inquiry into Australia’s Innovation System was published today.

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May 20, 2014
International Clinical Trials Day 2014

Australian researchers pause with global counterparts to acknowledge vital role of clinical trials in saving lives and advancing medicine

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May 14, 2014
A precious investment: $20B future fund for medical research welcomed by ACTA

In a media release published today ACTA has applauded the Federal Government initiative to establish a $20B Medical Research Future Fund announced in the Budget handed down yesterday.

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April 15, 2014
SCoH endorses scoping for a national approach to clinical trials

A communique released by the Dept of Health late last week reveals that a much-needed national approach to enhancing clinical trials activity remains high on the agenda.

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April 7, 2014
‘Opt-out’ now an option for clinical research

The recent change to chapter 2.3 of the Australian National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) allows Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) to approve the use of ‘opt-out’ approaches to consent for low risk clinical research.

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