PD Sessions @ Zoom


Please note that the following PD Sessions @ Zoom are for 2019.  We anticipate having the 2020 schedule out soon.


ARMS is excited to announce a new initiative called "PD Sessions @ Zoom". 

Our Chapter Committees have identified a one-hour topic of interest and relevance to the research management that will be delivered via an online platform - "Zoom".  All ARMS members are encouraged to attend any sessions. Accredited members can claim 1 CPE hour per session.

The free sessions will be held at 12pm AEDT (12pm AEST from April - October).

 More information on each session, including registration and Zoom log-in details, will be sent to ARMS members at least two weeks prior to each event and posted as an event in the ARMS Portal.

We hope you can join us for the upcoming PD Sessions @ Zoom series!


Please send any queries about these sessions to the ARMS Executive Office:



Effective Delivery of Advice and Resources for Research Funding Success
Hosted by the ARMS NSW Chapter
Presenter - Dr Ross Hill, Macquarie University

This session aims to provide insight on effective communication techniques that research managers can use to build productive relationships with researchers. Ross will share his experience as a Research Development Manager at Macquarie University and reflect on how the various initiatives that he has implemented over the last 4 years have improved researcher experience and confidence in applying for research income.

Research Impact
Hosted by the ARMS WA Chapter
Presenter - Tara McLaren, Telethon Kids Institute, Dr Laila Simpson, UWA, and Michelle Duryea, ECU

Research impact is the contribution that research has made to our economy, society, environment or culture. In 2018 Australian universities underwent their first national assessment of the impact that their research has made beyond the contribution to academic research. Drawing from the UK Research Evaluation Framework and the ARC Engagement and Impact assessment this session examines what makes a good research impact case study. We will also discuss what an institution can do to support good research impact practices.

Moving Beyond Regulatory Compliance: Building Institutional Support for Reflection on Ethics and Integrity in Research
Hosted by the ARMS VIC Chapter
Presenter - Professor Mark Israel

Review arrangements that are rule-based and focused on enforcing compliance do not belong in institutions committed to the pursuit of knowledge. And yet, many policies, procedures and training regimes seem to be predicated on such a model. In Australia, these behaviours persist despite the efforts of those drafting the National Statement and the Australian Code. If we are serious about moving the focus from regulatory compliance towards supporting ethical conduct and integrity in research, we need to: pay greater attention to curriculum and pedagogy; develop far more sophisticated resource materials; build up an empirical base for understanding research behaviour and how to promote ethics and integrity; and, alter patterns of communication between researchers and ethics review processes. 

Applying for and Managing Large Collaborative Research Projects
Hosted by the ARMS ACT Chapter
Presenter - Professor Michael Khor (Singapore Chapter)

Global research collaborations among universities and research institutions has intensified markedly over the past two decades. Many of such research collaborations now involved significant funding from national agencies on critical topics such as ageing, energy and sustainability. Research impact is the contribution that research has made to our economy, society, environment or culture. Collaboration research projects are increasingly the norm in the research funding world. They are large, complex and need extensive stakeholder management from the get go. Winning one and maintaining relationships long-term needs complex stakeholder management. This seminar will also elaborate on the role of administrators and managers in the identification, setting up, administration and management of the research projects. Key lessons learned as well as innovations to facilitate the research activities will be shared in this talk.

Importing Theories to Enable Collaborative Work in Higher Education
Hosted by the ARMS Singapore Chapter
Presenter - Dr David Huang, NIE Singapore

The rise of the knowledge economy in the 21st century requires higher education to enhance collaborations both locally and internationally. This emerging trend calls on managers in higher education to shift their focus from supporting individual work to facilitating collaborative work. This presentation uses three examples to illustrate David's endeavour in importing theories from various disciplines to inform the development of collaborations in higher education. 

Job Interview Tips for Positions in the Research Management Sector
Hosted by the ARMS TAS Chapter
Presenter - Nigel Blundell, Executive Director – Research at University of Tasmania

How do you impress a selection panel during a job interview in the research management sector? Being shortlisted for a job interview is a great achievement; however, now comes the hard part – the interview. This could be for a new institution where have not yet met the interviewers, or a promotion within your current workplace where you know the interview panel already. This session will provide tips and advice for interview preparation and how to perform well during the interview.

Mr Nigel Blundell, Executive Director – Research at University of Tasmania, will present this session. He has sat on and chaired interview panels at all levels and will share insights on a strong interview strategy. Learn how to present the best version of yourself and secure your next exciting position.

Highlights from the 2019 ARMS conference
Hosted by the ARMS QLD/NT/PNG Chapter
Presenter - TBC

The workshop will provide an overview of the key highlights and learnings from the 2019 ARMS Adelaide Conference.


Research Governance in Centres and Institutes
Hosted by the ARMS NSW Chapter
Presenter - J-L Heylen, MQ Uni

‘Governance’ is a term that is appearing more in grant questions, philanthropic calls, tender response requests, and major initiative guidelines. In this workshop, J-L will give you some critical information about what governance is, what good governance can achieve, and what can go wrong if a centre or project is not governed well. This workshop will help you decode future enquiries from applicants for any size project or centre around governance and risk management, so you can help improve the quality of proposals that seek governance-related responses.

Risk Management for the Pre- and Post-Award Administrator
Hosted by the ARMS SA Chapter
Presenter - TBC

Risk management for research projects can effectively utilise the suite of risk tools that are commonly used in risk management in many other fields. The general process and tools for risk assessment, mitigation and ongoing management will be explored during the webinar, with a focus on the research process and the role that research administrators can play.