Category: measurement

I started writing this post to provoke a conversation and scratch the surface on an important issue.  There are many differing points of view and most are valid, and less valid at the same time depending on the lens you are looking through. Measuring impact from research requires a more sophisticated or complex conversation than […]

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Written by Jenny Pyke Jenny is the R&D Program Advisor and Accreditation Manager with the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA)   There are ongoing discussions regarding the lack of reproducibility of research. This concern, expressed globally, has been fuelled by stakeholders’ failed attempts to reproduce key research outcomes and the retraction of some research papers, […]

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Professor Michael Good AO talks about NFMRI funding and his research into a new Strep vaccine for rheumatic heart disease and deep tissue infections   The ‘Valley of Death’ grant that we recently received from the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) has been a Godsend to our streptococcal vaccine project. Whist there […]

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Assuming both are important where do you think priority should lie?

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Australia excels in biomedical research but sucks at commercialisation. Professor Frank Gannon says that needs to change. This article, written by Graeme O’Neill, previously appeared in Lab + Life Scientist.  Professor Gannon is director of the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, formerly known as the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. The institute is dedicated to […]

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In our last post, we mentioned failure and how grant makers should not only have a way around measuring success for grants that worked to plan, but also for grants that haven’t. We thought this topic should be explored in a little more detail. Research by its nature has the ability to fail.  Researchers take […]

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Measuring success when supporting biomedical research can be difficult.  This is particularly relevant if there is no predetermined agreement of what success looks like or no strategy to guide how you contribute to the larger picture. Often governments, researchers and the community use terms such as ‘bench to bedside’ (beginning and end) when considering the […]

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Looking beyond the research and considering translational needs when funding research. How well are your expectations, application and review processes, measures of success and funding strategy aligned with the next steps for translation?

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