We are pleased to announce that NHMRC funding for the National Scientific Committee’s (NSC) pilot project has been extended for a further 12 months.

The NSC’s were launched by the NHMRC in January and provide scientific review for the areas of Complex Genetic Research and Medical Devices. Based on the queries received from the initial pilot period, the review areas have also now been extended to include early phase clinical trials. The Committee’s, hosted by Bellberry, provide advice to HRECs, sponsors and researchers on the scientific merit and integrity of a research protocol.

Three applications have been submitted so far with two of these being reviewed at the inaugural NSC meeting held in June. The NHMRC funding extension will enable the project to continue until June 2018.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to the NSC or for further information about the Committee’s please visit the NSC website or contact the NSC administrator at nsc@bellberry.com.au