COVID-19 Resources

BioMelbourne Network is committed to supporting our members and the greater community during the current COVID-19 pandemic. You can find out more about the current COVID-19 situation in Australia from official State and Federal Government health advice and globally from the World Health Organisation. To read more about COVID-19 and mental health, click here and here for resources from Beyond Blue.
Below is a collection of other resources, news and events relating to COVID-19 from our member organisations, Government departments and greater sector. We encourage you to send through any relevant requests, news, events or resources for inclusion here by contacting BioMelbourne Network directly. Also be sure to follow us on Twitter for more news and updates.
Additionally, if you have a specific offer you would like to extend to our members during this time, please also reach out. We will include these opportunities directly on our Member to Member Offers page, as well as here if they are COVID-19 specific.

BCG vaccine trial to protect Australian healthcare workers has begun, enabled by major philanthropic backing
Date posted 2 April 2020 (News) – Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Business Support Fund: Assistance for Victorian small businesses impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) 
Date posted 2 April 2020 (Funding) – Victorian Government – Business Victoria

COVID-19 business grants
Date posted 2 April 2020 (Funding) – City of Melbourne

Impact of COVID-19 on Product Development: Information and Resource from Halloran
Date posted 2 April 2020 (News) – Halloran Consulting

COVID-19: Guidance on clinical trials for institutions, HRECs, researchers and sponsors
Date posted 31 March 2020 (News) – Australian Government – Department of Health

Update from the Coordinating Office for Clinical Trial Research
Date posted 30 March 2020 (News) – Victorian Government – Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Supporting Business to Retain Jobs JobKeeper Payment
Date posted 30 March 2020 (Resource / Funding) – Federal Government

Coronavirus Information & Stimulus Packages – Information for you & your business from Australian & Victorian Governments
Date posted 29 March 2020 (Resource / Funding) – Federal & Victorian Government

Quick links to government support for businesses and households impacted by COVID-19
Date posted 27 March 2020 (Resource/Funding) – Federal Government

Supporting sole traders through the effects of Coronavirus
Date posted 27 March 2020 (Funding) – Federal Government

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
Date posted 27 March 2020 (Resource) – Beyond Blue

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute to trial preventative vaccine for COVID-19 healthcare workers
Date posted 27 March 2020 (News) – Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Luina Bio: We Remain Open To End Coronavirus Together
Date posted 26 March 2020 (Resource) – Luina Bio

MRFF Coronavirus Research Response – 2020 Antiviral Development for COVID-19 Grant Opportunity
Date posted 26 March 2020 (Funding) – National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Undertaking phase I clinical trials in Australia during a time of uncertainty
Date posted 26 March 2020 (Resource) – Nucleus Network

Clarivate launches resource center with insights to support Coronavirus research
Date posted 26 March 2020 (Resource) – Clarivate Analytics

DHHS seeking expressions of interest to meet the needs of the COVID-19 workforce-priority need for epidemiologists, epidemiology support staff, case and contact management officers
Date posted 26 March 2020 (Request) – Victorian Government – Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

COVID-19: Committees for our Cities and Regions stand ready to support recovery
Date posted 26 March 2020 (News) – Committee For Melbourne

Planet Innovation and Lumos Diagnostics work with Victorian Government to pilot FebriDx® as acute respiratory infection patient triage tool in response to COVID-19 pandemic
Date posted 26 March 2020 (News) – Planet Innovation and Lumos Diagnostics

Webinar: Turnaround Fundamentals
Date posted 26 March 2020 (Resources) – Australian Institute of Company Directors

Connection and support through coronavirus outbreak
Date posted 25 March 2020 (News/Resource) – Beyond Blue

Exemption for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Medical Devices (TGA)
Date posted 24 March 2020 (News) – Federal Government – Department of Health

The AIIA launches the Australian Business Continuity Online Resource Centre 
Date posted 24 March 2020 (Resource) – The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)

Volunteers to assist with COVID-19 testing
Date posted 23 March 2020 (Request) – The Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Government working with industry on hand sanitiser production
Date posted 23 March 2020 (News) – Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

Fast-tracking research into treatments for COVID-19
Date posted 21 March 2020 (News) – Australian Government – Department of Health

EOI – Supply of nasopharyngeal and/or oropharyngeal swabs suitable for COVID-19 sample collection
Date posted 20 March 2020 (Funding) – Victorian Government – Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER)

Researchers set to begin clinical trials on coronavirus treatment
Date posted 18 March 2020 (News) – University of Queensland

Luina Bio and Griffith University Position to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine
Date posted 13 March 2020 (News) – Luina Bio and Griffith University

COVID-19: the immune system can fight back
Date posted 17 March 2020 – (News)

 

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