About ARMS

About ARMS

The Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) is the professional society for research managers and administrators working throughout Australasia and Singapore.

Since its founding in 1999, the ARMS network has grown to involve more than 2700 members from universities, research agencies and institutes, medical research institutes, R&D corporations, research centres, government departments, funding bodies, industrial R&D teams, service providers, commercialisation bodies and consultancies.

Our Mission:

ARMS is dedicated to the professional development of research managers and administrators; the promotion of the profession of management; and the enhancement of the research enterprise.  The Society fulfills its mission through:

  • The establishment of a strong and effective professional network of research managers and administrators at all levels and based on a variety of settings through personal relationships, presentations, formal and informal meetings and publications;
  • The development and promotion of professional standards for research management and administrators in Australasia and Singapore consistent with international best practices; and
  • The improvement of the interface between research and its management.

We value:

  • A stronger, vibrant 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.

We Provide:

  • High-quality, targeted professional training and development
  • Access to an annual conference with a reduced registration rate for members
  • Access to an accreditation program which recognises research management as a profession
  • Knowledge exchange through state-wide chapters and special interest groups
  • Access to awards and scholarships
  • Member resources and advocacy services

Learn more about ARMS - Click here to view a short video about ARMS


Our History

Click here to read about Our History.


Report to Members

Click here to read about our Report to Members.


Upcoming ARMS Annual Conference

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Corporate Partners

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RMaster Gold Partner Logo.pngResearchMaster joins as ARMS Gold Corporate Partner. Read more


ARMS Corporate Partnership Program - Read more about the ARMS Corporate Partnership Program.


ARMS is a member of the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) 

Read more on the INORMS Network.

INORMS 2020 will be held in Hiroshima from 25-28th May 2020.


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