Newsletter Schedule for 2022

Edition NoContent RequestDistribution
12416 May 2022Week of 06 June 2022
12527 June 2022Week of 18 July 2022
12608 August 2022Week of 29 August 2022
12712 September 2022Week of 03 October 2022
12824 October 2022Week of 14 November 2022
12921 November 2022Week of 12 December 2022

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ARMS Wrap-Up - 2022

The ARMS Wrap -Up is now disseminated fortnightly to our members.

27 May 2022 - read here

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ARMS Chapter Committee Member Call Outs

Are you interested in joining an ARMS Chapter? Click here to view the current call out's for committee members across our 10 different chapters. 



Email nominations to  

Fellows of ARMS are recognised as individuals who have made an enduring and substantial contribution to research management as a practitioner, mentor, trainer or advocate in the research management profession.   

Fellows of ARMS will be entitled to carry the post-nominal “Fellow of ARMS” and are encouraged to participate actively in the work of the ARMS community to share best practice in the profession of research management well beyond their membership with ARMS.  

At time of submission, nominees must be a current financial member of ARMS and also be nominated by a current financial member of ARMS.

Intending applicants are encouraged to review the Nomination Guidelines and to complete a Nomination Form.  Late nominations will not be accepted.

Nomination Forms must be submitted to the ARMS Executive Office by no later than 5 pm AEST, Friday the 1ST of August 2022.

Nomination Form

Nomination Guidelines

For more information, please click here.

The Janet Dibb-Leigh Award for Distinguished Service to Research Management



The Janet Dibb-Leigh Award for Distinguished Service to Research Management recognises individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the enhancement of the research management sector throughout Australasia and Singapore.  Nominations are called for annually, however this award is only offered to an individual whose contributions to the profession of research management are deemed exceptional.

If the Assessment Panel identifies a deserving candidate in this current round, a trophy will be presented to the recipient at a Virtual Event of ARMS to be held Thursday the 8th of September 2022.  








Ms Janet Dibb-Leigh is the Founding President of ARMS. This award has been established to recognise her contributions towards the establishment of ARMS and more broadly to the research management profession globally.  


Nominees and nominators must be a current member of ARMS.   

Nominations must be submitted to the ARMS Executive Office by 5 PM AEST, Monday, the 1st of August 2022.  Please email your nomination to - Late nominations will not be accepted.

The Janet Dibb-Leigh award will be announced at an award ceremony at the ARMS Virtual Conference to be held Thursday, the 8th of September 2022.

The awardee shall receive an official trophy and will be formally acknowledged on the ARMS website and the Report to Members. 

Late nominations will not be accepted.

Nomination Guidelines

Nomination Form

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ARMS 2022 Virtual Conference: Registrations and Abstract Portal Now Open

ARMS is pleased to announce that the registration portal is now officially open with a range of registration types to suit your requirements and varying budgets.   

This year's conference will adopt a slightly hybrid model, kick starting the event with a long overdue in-person Welcome Reception on Tuesday, the 6th of September to enable you to share a casual drink and a canape or two with your peers in your region. Welcome Reception events will be offered across most Chapter locations (details tbc).  The Welcome Reception will then be followed by a three-day online event with all the typical conference features.

To find out more about the Welcome Reception, please visit the website.

To register for the conference, please click here.

This is ARMS' premier research management event for the year that should not be missed. 

Announcing the Release of a Practical Online Guide to Support Research Integrity Advisors

The Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI) and the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) are pleased to announce the release of their long anticipated Promoting Research: A Practical Guide For Research Integrity Advisors (RIAs).

While the online guide provides an overview of the requirements of the Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research, its main focus is to assist RIAs or those dealing with responsible conduct of research in the practical outworking of their responsibilities.  Specifically, the guide provides comprehensive  information, resources and case study examples on elements that constitute high quality research;  breaches of the Code; the role of the Research Integrity; suggestions for handling meetings and concludes with suggestions for managing issues of concern, including record keeping.

Click here to read more.

Release of the ARMS Report to Members 2021

The Society is pleased to announce the release of the 8th ARMS Report to Members.  This report is a celebration of the major achievements by members of the ARMS community for the period ending 30 June 2021. 

Sincere gratitude is extended to the many contributors of this report.

Click here to view the 2021 ARMS Report to Members.

ARMS 2022 Conference Program Committee

We welcome our new committee who will be developing an inspiring conference program for delivery this September!

Announcing the Release of the Open Research Toolkit

Developed by the Open Research Working Group, comprising representatives of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), to support Australasian institutions to implement or further develop open research policy, strategy and practice.

Click here to read more

Call for Convenor to Lead the Research Funders Special Interest Group

Funding organisations vary in size and objectives; but they all play a key part in the research and innovation landscape. The ARMS Funders SIG is a platform for research managers in funding organisations to share some of the unique challenges they encounter. The SIG is looking for new convenors to liaise with the ARMS Office and other SIG members on SIG activities and networking.

If you work in the research funding environment, and are interested in convening the SIG or otherwise getting involved, please contact

To find out more about the SIG,  contact Jane or Merrilyn

Click here to read more about the ARMS Research Funders SIG.

Call for ARMS Training Fellows to deliver two new programs


ARMS Wellness Resources