Attachment: CAPA Paper
The Federal Minister for Science, Peter McGauran, has released an issues paper, Developing National Research Priorities, calling for public involvement in the setting of future national research priorities. The paper was launched on 22 May 2002 and can be downloaded at . The paper responds to the outcry at the lack of consultation involved in setting research priority areas for the 2003 Australian Research Council (ARC) funding round by inviting public consultation on the Government’s proposed framework for establishing national research priorities and suggestions for what those priorities should be. Written submissions on the framework are due on 28 June 2002, while nominations for research priorities must be received by 9 August 2002.