ARC Engagement and Impact Consultation Paper: Response

28 June 2016

The Cooperative Research Centres Association is extremely supportive of an Engagement and Impact Measure being adopted to stand beside the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) measure. The quality of Australian research is obviously of critical importance, but we believe the current ERA system tends to push universities and individual researchers to an over emphasis on international journal publication and an under emphasis on the use of their findings to make a difference in the world.  Read More...

Comments on the Discussion Paper (March 2016) on the Control Tool and Technology Development Grants Programme

1 April 2016

The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Association welcomes the invitation to comment on the discussion paper informing the development of the Control Tool and Technology Development Grants Programme. The CRC Association respectfully submits that the grants programme as described in the discussion paper is unlikely to deliver a significant impact on established pests and weeds in Australia.  Read More...

2016 – 2017 Pre-budget submission

5 February 2016

The Australian Government has committed to putting science at the heart of industry policy. The National Industry and Science Agenda sets out a roadmap for this ambition. The Cooperative Research Centres Programme is a significant part of achieving the Governments’ ambitious innovation agenda. Successive reviews and studies have demonstrated the impact of the CRC Programme, including its positive impact on Australia’s Gross Domestic Product.  Read More...