COVID-19 information

COVID-19 information

We have compiled a short list of resources from reputable sites for those who are looking for more information on COVID-19.

Health resources

The Australian Government Department of Health has pages outlining:

State specific information can be found on the following websites:

Medical Research Institute Sector resources

NHMRC’s page on COVID-19 impacts
A starting point for applying for variations to grants, and upcoming rounds and processes.

Message from the CEO of NHMRC – last updated 30 March 2020
The NHMRC have released their second statement from Professor Anne Kelso AO, to the health and medical research sector, outlining details on Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Scheme, Ideas Grant Scheme, Synergy Grant Scheme and Investigator Grants 2020.

The Doherty Institute
Based in Melbourne, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity was the first laboratory outside China to successfully grow the virus. They have collated their latest COVID-19 news on their website.

We would also like to let you know that AAMRI is working on the following areas:

  • Development of a specific AAMRI COVID-19 Network with representatives from our members institutes to share resources, information and planning
  • Working with members to identify the range of practical issues the outbreak is having on research
  • Undertaking ongoing discussions with funding bodies to identify potential actions to reduce the impact on current and future research
  • Coordinating the sector’s needs and responding to requests to information from Government and other stakeholders.

We will continue to communicate with our members and the sector as things progress. You can contact AAMRI via email or phone, details on our contact page.

Please do get in touch if AAMRI can assist you, or if you identify sector issues that you would like us to investigate.