Gabriele Bammer, on behalf of NITRO-Oceania, was invited to a follow-up consultation with the Australian Research Council review panel on February 24, 2023. Those invited had raised issues in their submissions that the review panel felt warranted further consideration. (Read the NITRO-Oceania submission.)
The online consultation was chaired by panel member, Professor Mark Hutchinson (Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, University of Adelaide). Most of the other 11 invitees represented bodies focused on business interests.
The discussion was wide-ranging and pleasingly there was support for a greater focus by the ARC on inter- and trans- disciplinarity.