Accreditation Module 2.3: Research Finance - 29 July 2021

11:00am Thursday, 29 July 2021
2:30pm Thursday, 29 July 2021
Module - online meeting

Time listed as AEST

Module 2.3: Research Finance

The purpose of this module is to provide Researchers and Research Administrators with an understanding of Research Finance from a University perspective as it relates to research project financial management and management of internal research allocations, to support the achievement of quality research outcomes and University research objectives.

The module will go into detail in regards to common research finance topics however the intent is to also provide the reader with an understanding of the environment that shapes and influences research finance.

Whilst this module specifically focuses on the University environment, there are many components which apply equally to other research institutions such as CRCs, Hospitals, Research Institutes and other Research Organisations.

It is not the purpose of this module to provide training in pre-award funding (including the identification of funding opportunities and preparing funding applications), post-award processes (including finance reporting to funding bodies) nor the National Research and Innovation System (including extensive information on how different countries fund research). Training on these topics can be found through the ARMS “Pre-Award Grant Processes" module, the“Post-Award Processes" module and the “National Research and Innovation System” module.

This module does not cover research training finance as it relates to the investment in and management of Higher Degree by Research programs and projects. This may be the subject of a future module.

This module forms part of the ARMS Professional Development Framework under the “research funding cycle”, along with Module 2.1: Pre-Award Grant Processes and Module 2.2: Post-Award Process. For additional and more comprehensive training on the pre-award and post-award processes please refer to these modules.

Learning outcomes:

On completion of this module, the participant will have an increased ability to:

  • Understand the importance of research finance;
  • Understand key terminology in research finance;
  • Understand key finance processes within a University;
  • Understand how research is funded within a University;
  • Cost and price a research project;
  • Understand and calculate the full costs of research;
  • Manage research projects and research allocations more effectively;
  • Understand how Universities may evaluate their investment in research; and by understanding the above,
  • Assist themselves and/or their researchers to build capacity and quality through improved financial management.

Who should attend?

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 an elective module for individuals completing the ARMS Foundation Level Accreditation Program in all regions. Each module can also be taken as a stand-alone unit for professional development purposes.

Location: Zoom Meeting

Presenter(s): Ms Connie Killey

ARMS Members:
$380 AUD (Price will be discounted in the Shopping Cart)
Non-Members: $480 AUD

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We strongly recommend you test your ability to connect to Zoom prior to the first session.

If you have any questions, please contact the ARMS Executive Office or +61 8 8201 5592.


Should your circumstances change, and you are unable to attend this workshop, you must contact the by no later than 10 working days prior to the commencement of the scheduled event. ARMS will refund the full registration fee minus any administrative fees.

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