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HRC Resource Library

Our research and funding documents contain support and reference information for applicants applying for funding, as well as background information for referees and committee members.

  • HRC Research Investment Streams

    Funding information
    These documents outline some key research investment streams and the purpose of each.
  • HRC Variation Request Form

    Funding information
    This form is used to provide information to the HRC about proposed variations to current research contracts with the HRC.
  • Implementing Research - a guideline for health researchers

    Funding information
    This booklet introduces researchers to dissemination and implementation of research, and working with mass media.
  • Annual Report from an Ethics Committee

    Ethics reference documents
    The HRCEC requires ethics committees to provide an Annual Report from an Ethics Committee, which allows the HRCEC to monitor the activity and functioning of the committee.
  • HRC standard CV template

    Funding information
    This CV template, used by several other organisations, can be used in all HRC funding applications. It standardises the type of information asked for and eliminates the need for researchers to reformat their CV each time they apply for funding.
  • Example Memorandum of Understanding

    Funding information
    This example Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalises the intention of the parties to collaborate in a research project and to enter into a sub-contract.
  • Statutory functions of the HRC

    Strategic Goals and Statutory Functions
    The HRC is responsible to the Minister of Health, and its major funding agreement is through the Minister of Science and Innovation. Our statutory functions are outlined in the Health Research Council Act 1990.
  • HRC Rules

    Funding information
    This document outlines the permissible use of research funding and rules around the operation of Contracts
  • 2020 HRC Impact Assessment slideshow

    Funding information
    This slideshow helps applicants and reviewers interpret the HRC’s Research Impact assessment criterion, which has been further revised for our 2020 funding rounds.
  • Monitoring of HRC-funded clinical trials

    Ethics reference documents
    The Data Monitoring Core Committee (DMCC) was established to provide objective, independent monitoring of clinical trials funded by the HRC. This flow-chart explains the process.
  • Collection and use of human materials

    Ethics reference documents
    There are guidelines and codes governing use of body parts and tissues that differ in the case of living persons and deceased persons, and depending on what the human materials will be used for.
  • Research involving personal health information

    Ethics reference documents
    These guidance notes are provided to assist health researchers and ethics committees, but they should not be relied upon as a substitute for the provisions of the Health Information Privacy Code 1994 (HIPC).