ARC for researchers from researchers

The Australian Institute of Physics is asking members for comment on its initial thinking on a submission to the Sheil Review of the Australian Research Council

what AIP wants: an ARC board which “should consist of prominent members of the research community, appointed by the research community” plus a board appointed CEO who will be helped by an advisory panel

what it doesn’t: any National Interest Test, fewer “onerous” administrative arrangements and an end to Excellence in Research for Australia and Engagement and Impact, which are, “a costly initiative (both for the universities and the ARC) and no longer of benefit to the research community and the ARC.”