Life Sciences defined...
Under the terms of its contract, VLSCI is dedicated to supporting research in the 'Life Sciences' areas exclusively. The RAS Committee is charged with determining what is and what is not Life Sciences on a project by project basis. As a guide the following Fields of Research codes of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification are often considered to be Life Sciences but please remember the test is applied to the proposed project itself.
|Division 06||(all) Biological Sciences|
|Division 07||(all) Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences|
The following groups -
|Division 11||(all) Medical and Health Sciences.|
A project may also qualify if it can be demonstrated that it directly and substantially facilitates research that can be classified as Life Sciences-focussed yet not within these stated categories ie. the primary application or beneficiary of the project must be within the field of Life Sciences. In this situation, its strongly advised that the project application mention a specific Life Science researcher who has an interest in the project, ideally listed as a participant.