Accreditation Module 1.2-Sing: Legislation as it Affects Research in Singapore - Online

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Module 1.2-Sing: Legislation as it affects research in Singapore

The Legislation as it affects research in Singapore module is designed to give a basic understanding of the Singaporean legal system, legislative frameworks, and specific legislation related to research in Singapore, in order to assist research managers to be aware of legal issues that may arise in performing their duties.

It covers the most common legislative frameworks affecting research in Singapore. The module covers the essential elements that a research manager needs to know about legislation as well as the types of legislation, jurisdictional issues, understanding legislation and the legal status of research institutions. It also covers general legislative obligations in research as well as research specific and project specific legislation. Practical exercises throughout the module enable participants to consider their own legislative issues in research management.

This Module is not designed to make research administrators legal experts; but to enable research administrators to take a proactive role in assessing research project proposals and to be involved in the design of research projects in light of applicable legislative obligations.

Key learning outcomes:

After completing this module, research administrators should be able to:

  • Describe how legislation and legistlative3 frameworks operate;
  • Describe the most common legislative frameworks affecting research in Singapore;
  • Formulate appropriate questions to ask about a project;
  • Proactively review project proposal and identify possible legislative compliance issues and risks;
  • Identify when legal advice is required and the process for doing so; and
  • Identify which legislative requirements require on-going monitoring and management.

Who Should Take This Module?

This module is suitable for those who are new to the research management profession, those who have specialised in one area of research management and wish to broaden their knowledge and/or those who are experienced research managers but wish to refresh their knowledge in a specific topic area.

Research managers and administrators from all organisations and institutions will benefit from this module including those from:

  • Research agencies and institutes;
  • Medical research institutes;
  • Research and development corporations;
  • Research centres;
  • Government departments;
  • Funding bodies;
  • Industrial research and development teams;
  • Service providers;
  • Commercialisation bodies; and
  • Consultancies.

This is a compulsory module for individuals completing the ARMS Foundation Level Accreditation Program in Singapore. Each module can also be taken as a stand-alone unit for professional development purposes.

Program Materials, Access and Assessment:

  • This Foundation Level Accreditation Program (FLAP) Module is supplied in an online format, unless otherwise stated in the course description.
  • The content of the FLAP online Module materials, including copyright and all other intellectual property rights contained therein, remain the property of ARMS.
  • You may not reproduce any part of the FLAP online Module material without the prior written consent of ARMS.
  • Online FLAP Module materials are provided via the Moodle online Learning Management System (LMS).  For reasons out of our control, the e-Learning site may on occasion be unavailable.  In the unlikely event that the system becomes unavailable, ARMS will use every measure to ensure that the FLAP Module materials are provided to Registrants in an alternative manner.
  • All quiz assessments for the FLAP Module must also be completed online via Moodle.

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Non-Members: $505 AUD

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Time: You will have 2 weeks to complete this module once you have started the LMS module in Moodle. The two (2) week time period commences when you start the module in Moodle and not when you register for the module.

How to start the module in Moodle: Once registered and paid for, the module link will appear in your ARMS portal under Online Courses. Click on the module listing under Enrolled Courses to be directed to Moodle.  If your course has not been paid for, please contact Dana Watts, ARMS Accreditation Program Administrator, to discuss an alternative access option.


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We understand that under extenuating circumstances, there may be reasons why the Registrant is unable to complete the registered FLAP Module.  Where evidence can be successfully provided to support the Registrant’s circumstances, consideration may be given to transfer the Registration to another eligible ARMS member.  Such requests must be made in writing to the ARMS Executive Office, email   

If you are experiencing difficulty completing the FLAP module by the enrolment expiry date, a free course extension may be available.  Such requests for further extension must be made in writing to the ARMS Executive Office,  

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