Funding for this research was provided by:
National Health and Medical Research Council (GNT1116107)
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Received: 15 January 2019
Accepted: 12 July 2019
First Online: 18 July 2019
Compliance with ethical standards
: JMD declares that QUT owns patents and patent applications (AU2008/316301; US PTO 14/311944; PCT/AU2015/050348; PCT/AU2014/000630/WO2014_201499) for which she is a named inventor. JMD leads the NHMRC AusPollen Partnership Project (GNT 1116107) with matching cash and in kind co-sponsorship from the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Asthma Australia, Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Stallergenes Australia and Meteorology Switzerland. She is an investigator of the BOM’s Victorian Thunderstorm Asthma Pollen Surveillance Project and has received grants from the NHMRC, Australian Research Council (DP170101630; DP190100376), National Foundation for Medical Research Innovation, the Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia, Asthma Australia, Queensland University of Technology and contracted research grant from Stallergenes (France), in-kind provision of materials from Thermo Fisher (Sweden) and services from Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (QLD, Australia). JMD’s institute has received Honorarium payments and travel expenses for education sessions and conference presentations from Stallergenes Australia, GlaxoSmithKline, Wymedical, and Meda Pharmaceuticals. PJB is a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant (DP170101630) and an NHMRC Partnership Project Grant (APP1116107) and has been contracted by BOM (2017–2020) and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (2018–2019). Other authors declare no conflicts of interest.
: This study involving human participants was performed in accordance with the Australian Guidelines for Responsible Conduct of Research including the 1964 Helsinki declaration. The study was approved by the SWSLHD Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC/16/LPOOL/306).
: Informed consent was obtained from all participants.