Is the NHMRC funding process fair?

The Conversation, 2 November 2016
Author: Gaetan Burgio
“Last week’s announcement of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council NHMRC provoked mixed reactions. Australia’s leading biomedical research funding agency allocated A$190 million for a range of projects, including centres of excellence to find a solution to alcohol-related health problems in Aboriginal populations, and research into stillbirth. However, some researchers are left questioning how the NHMRC chooses which research to fund and whether the very process of how funding applications are assessed gives some types of researchers or research an unfair advantage.”
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