ARMS has developed a wide range of Foundation Level Accreditation Program modules. These consist of a mix of compulsory modules and elective modules. For those who wish to complete the Accreditation program, participants must complete three compulsory modules and a minimum of two elective modules. The compulsory modules are country specific.  Modules may also be taken as stand-alone units for professional development purposes.

Current Foundation Modules are described below:

Module 1.1-Aus: The National Research and Innovation System in Australia: covering the role of government, business and higher education in the national research and innovation system, funding mechanisms, codes and current issues - compulsory module for Australia. Read more here.

Module 1.1-NZ: The National Research and Innovation System in New Zealand: covering the role of government, business and higher education in the national research and innovation system, funding mechanisms, codes and current issues - compulsory module for New Zealand. Read more here.

Module 1.1-Sing: The National Research and Innovation System in Singapore: covering the role of government, business and higher education in the national research and innovation system, funding mechanisms, codes and current issues - compulsory module for Singapore. Read more here.

Module 1.1-UK: The National Research and Innovation System in the United Kingdom: This module explores the nature, status and history of the UK research and innovation system, discussing some of its key features. - elective module. Read more here.

Module 1.1-Viet: The National Research and Innovation System in Vietnam: covering the role government, business and higher education in the national research and innovation system, funding mechanisms, codes and current issues - compulsory module.

Module 1.2-Aus: Legislation as it Affects Research in Australia: covering the most common legislative frameworks affecting research in Australia - compulsory module for Australia. - Read more here

Module 1.2-NZ: Legislation as it Affects Research in New Zealand: covering the most common legislative frameworks affecting research in New Zealand - compulsory module for New Zealand. - Read more here.

Module 1.2-Sing: Legislation as it Affects Research in Singapore: covering the most common legislative frameworks affecting research in Singapore - compulsory module for Singapore. Read more here.

Module 1.3: Understanding Research and Researchers: the only "soft skills" module in the Foundation level program - should cover models of research, what drives researchers, and how to understand and relate to researchers - compulsory module for all regions. Read more here.

Module 2.1: Pre-Award Grants Processes: looking at the role of research administrators in pre-award grants processes, grants development programs, supporting researchers, Grantmanship etc - elective module. Read more here.

Module 2.2: Post-Award Grants Processes: including financial management and reporting requirements, institutional systems to support effective post-award grants management, central vs devolved models, mechanisms for interaction with finance units, faculties, researchers and funders, IT support systems - elective module. Read more here.

Module 2.3 - Research Finance: looking at developing an understanding of how research is funded; key university finance processes as they relate to research; the cost of research and how its outcomes may be evaluated; managing the finances of research projects and allocations including reporting; effective costing and pricing of research projects; and key areas where things go wrong in research finance – elective module. Read more here.

Module 3.1: Higher Degree by Research Scholarships: the purpose of this module is to provide an insight into the current and evolving practices around the management of scholarships for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates - elective module. Read more here.

Module 3.2: Higher Degree by Research International Partnerships: the purpose of this module is to provide an insight into the current and evolving practices of international research training - elective module. Read more here.

Module 3.3: Higher Degree by Research Candidature Management: the purpose of this module is to provide an insight into the current and evolving practices around the management of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates and candidature - elective module. Read more here.

Module 3.4: Higher Degree by Research Admissions and Completions: The module covers two critical stages of HDR candidature – the start (from application to enrolment) and the end (thesis submission, examination and graduation) of candidature. These two stages are of critical importance for enhancing the candidate experience and the reputation of the HEP.  The purpose of this module is to provide an insight into the current and evolving practices around the management of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidate admission and examination - elective module. Read more here.

Module 4.1: Research Ethics - Human and Animal: covering requirements of AHEC, the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, Harmonisation of Multi-centre Ethical Review and the role of ethics administrators in supporting these Codes - elective module. Read more here.

Module 4.2: Research Integrity: covering the emerging international Responsible Conduct of Research Codes, the Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research - examining institutional requirements of education, implementation, compliance and monitoring - elective module. Read more here.

Module 5.1: Research Information and Reporting: including management information systems, reporting, repositories, use of data to support strategy implementation, and the emerging role of impact assessment - elective module. Read more here.

Module 6.1: Working with Industry: Examines different research drivers for industry and public research organisations; will examine the institutional strategies and parameters that build a culture of collaboration and will examine the role that the Research Office can play in ensuring industry collaborations are effective and beneficial to all parties - elective module. Read more here.