ARMS logo ARMS header

Join ARMS Member Organisations Get Involved


Australasian Research Management Society


  • A stronger, vibrant research sector in the region;

  • High standards of research governance, including the protection of integrity and ethics of research; and

  • The profession of research management as integral to the research endeavour.




The Society is now calling for nominations from its members to serve as Office Bearers and Committee Members for four (4) positions which will become vacant after the Annual General Meeting of the Society in October.  The vacant positions are:

Committee Member(3 positions) – This role is responsible for ensuring that the Society’s mission and goals under the 2020 Strategic Plan are being achieved; acting as Convenors, either lead or deputy, for the Society’s Standing Committees as approved by the President; attending and participating in all scheduled face-to-face and teleconference meetings of the ARMS Executive; and assisting the ARMS Executive in carrying out its legal obligations. The committee member is appointed for a two year term and will not need to seek re-election for the second year of her/his appointment.

Treasurer (1 position) - The Treasurer is responsible for:

  • Maintaining accurate and current records and an audit trail of all accounts maintained by the Society;
  • Financial accountability including planning and budgeting in accordance with the ARMS 2020 Strategic Plan;
  • Advising the Executive on financial strategy including preparation of financial reports,  both current and forecasts;
  • Attending and participating in all scheduled ARMS Executive meetings;
  • Being informed about the Society’s mission, governance structure, and programs;
  • Preparation of the Society’s Annual Statement and its Annual Financial Statement for endorsement by our membership at the annual AGM; and
  • Assisting the Executive in carrying out its legal obligations.

To find out more, please review Supplementary Notes for the 2015 Election ProcessNomination forms are to be submitted to the ARMS Secretariat, Megan Ogier by cob 5 PM, 13 August 2015 to email


ORCID Joint Statement of Principle Launch Today in Canberra. 

Read an article about this collaboration in The Australian.


UPDATE: Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015 Update – Legislation Providing Greater Clarity  

The Australasian Research Management Society is pleased to inform its members that the Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015 has now been passed.  The Bill addresses a range of concerns raised by universities and research organisations following the introduction of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012.

For more information please visit here.


ARMS has developed an Accreditation Policy and Procedures Manual. This manual has full details of all requirements to achieve accreditation and to maintain accreditation. 


ARMS Submission to "Combining Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and the Higher Research Data Collection (HERDC)" 


ARMS Report to Members - highlights from 1 July 2013 - 30 June 2014 (NEW)