Archives for October 2014

Rural R&D for Profit programme

The Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, recently launched a new $100 million grants programme which aims to boost the productivity and profitability of primary producers in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors. Rural Research and Development (R&D) for Profit implements the Australian Government’s election commitment to provide additional funding to the rural […]

Journal Club webinar

Thursday 20 November 2014, 10:00am – 11:30am UK time online Journal Club is an online webinar where authors in the Society’s prestigious journals can present their work to a potentially worldwide audience via a phone-in webinar. This time, the online webinar will take place in the morning so that people in countries such as China, Australia and Japan […]

Statistics can kill: how Ebola treatment is being slowed by the drug trials process

The Ebola crisis brings into sharp contrast the importance of appropriate regulation for trials of new drugs. The “gold standard” in clinical research is the randomised trial, but the reliance on one particular measure of evidence arguably risks lives and may be holding back our efforts to defeat a disease which has sparked fear around […]

ABS needs more Govt cash to upgrade old IT

Australia’s national statistics body will need more Government funding in the next financial year to upgrade old and unstable technology systems, the agency’s acting boss has revealed. Read more at,abs-needs-more-govt-cash-to-upgrade-old-it.aspx


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