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| Meetings in 2012 |  | Membership |  | Terms of Reference |

The AMREP Council has a major governance role in providing the infrastructure and environment in which research at AMREP can flourish.

The Council comprises two representatives from each of the four original AMREP partners and one from each of the newer partners (La Trobe University and Deakin University). Additional members are the Chief Medical Officer, Alfred Health and Chief Nursing Officer, Alfred Health (representing the interface between research and clinical practice), and the chairs of the two campus ethics committees and the AMREP Scientific Advisory Committee.

Meetings in 2012

Location: Board Room, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

8:00am, Tuesday 7 February, 17 April**, 12 June, 7 August, 2 October, 4 December

**The 17 April 2012 meeting location has been changed to The Alfred Board Room.

Membership

Andrew Way (Chair)

Nominee
Alfred Health

Prof. Stephen Jane

Nominee
Alfred Health

Prof. Garry Jennings

Nominee
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

Hilary Bolton

Nominee
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

Prof. Christina Mitchell

Nominee
Monash University

Prof. Hatem Salem

Nominee
Monash University

Prof. Brendan Crabb

Nominee
Burnet Institute

Prof. Mark Hogarth

Nominee
Burnet Institute

Prof. Karen Dodd

Nominee
La Trobe University

Prof. Mari Botti

Nominee
Deakin University

Dr Lee Hamley

Chief Medical Officer
Alfred Health

Janet Weir-Phyland

Chief Nursing Officer
Alfred Health

Prof. John McNeil

Chair
The Alfred Human Research Ethics Committee

Prof. Colin Johnston

Chair
AMREP Animal Ethics GAP Committee

Prof. Mark Cooper

Chair
AMREP Scientific Advisory Committee

In Attendance

Heather Gallichio (Secretary) General Manager
Alfred & Baker IDI Research Office
Bill O'Shea Corporate Counsel
Alfred Health
Geoff McDonald Director
Capital and Infrastructure, Alfred Health

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Terms of Reference

  1. To develop and oversee the implementation of the AMREP Strategic Plan for Research in accordance with the broad strategic directions of the AMREP partners

  2. To oversee the management and further development of AMREP in accordance with agreements between the partners, such as the AMREP Joint Operating Agreement and the Australian Centre for Health Care Innovation (ACHCI) Agreement

  3. To receive reports from and oversee AMREP operational committees / working groups

  4. To develop and consolidate medical research and education facilities at AMREP and to coordinate and contribute to the redevelopment of medical research and education infrastructure

  5. To establish a high level of interaction between the basic science laboratories of the AMREP partners with the clinical services of The Alfred hospital

  6. To promote training and education in research practice to health professionals, biomedical scientists and related professions

  7. To develop policies and processes to foster and monitor research performance of high quality within AMREP, such as reflected in increased external research funding and publications in well regarded journals, patents and higher degree completions

  8. To encourage research collaboration between the AMREP partners and other organisations and agencies outside AMREP

  9. To assist investigators within AMREP to identify and access the broad range of government and private sector funding opportunities

  10. To encourage the development of approaches to identify and capitalise on commercial R&D opportunities developed within AMREP

  11. To facilitate the implementation of consistent policies and procedures within AMREP which satisfy the requirements of the NHMRC, the Victorian Bureau of Animal Welfare and the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (such as those that relate to sound and ethical scientific practice; research involving humans, animals, biosafety/genetics or carcinogenic/toxic chemicals; and Intellectual Property ownership and management)

  12. To provide advice on specific projects that raise important issues of research policy or have substantial ethical, legal or financial implications for the AMREP partners

  13. To advise on the disbursement of The Alfred Trusts grant program, taking into account priorities in AMREP's and the hospitalís Strategic Plan for Research and the terms of relevant trusts and bequests

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