Networks

Australasian Ethics Network (AEN)


The Australasian Ethics Network (AEN) provides a platform for those involved in human research (researchers, ethics committee members and Chairs, and administrators) to share their experiences and views and communicate new ideas.

Participation in the AEN is open to all ARMS members as well as to individuals who have an interest in human research ethics. Non-ARMS members are encouraged to seek access to the AEN through the endorsement of a member of the AEN.  The functions of the AEN include:

  • To provide a forum for human research ethics issues and developments;
  • To provide opportunities for professional development, networking and peer support;
  • To encourage the development of appropriate ethical and professional standards;
  • To make recommendations for strategies that support the operation of human research ethics committees and programs;
  • To support the coordination of regional and international conferences relevant to the needs of its members;
  • To provide an avenue for the publication and distribution of relevant professional material including occasional papers; and
  • To participate in appropriate local and regional activities.

AMRS provides a legal structure to support the function of the AEN, therefore, the AEN operate as a stream of the ARMS Ethics & Research Integrity Special Interest Group (SIG).

Membership of the AEN Advisory Group

Chair:  Dr Kandy White, Macquarie University

  • Rev Carl Aiken, SA Health
  • Dr Gary Allen, Griffith University
  • Dr Erich von Dietze, Murdoch University
  • Charles Grinter, Auckland University of Technology
  • Dr Jeremy Kenner, National Health & Medical Research Council
  • Dr Sianna Panagiatopoulos, Austin Health
  • Dr Ted Rohr, University of New South Wales
  • Adele Kay, University of Tasmania

Australasian Research Training Network (ARTN)


ARMS is pleased to announce the creation of a new Australasian Research Training Network (ARTN) as part of ARMS. Membership of the ARTN is open to all members who have an interest in higher degree research.

The functions of the ARTN are to:

  • Provide a forum for discussion of research training issues and the administration of research training throughout Australasia.
  • Provide opportunities for professional development, networking and peer support;
  • Support for the coordination of regional and international conferences relevant to the needs of its members;
  • Provide an avenue for the publication and distribution of relevant professional material including occasional papers;
  • Participate in appropriate local and regional activities; and
  • Make recommendations for strategies that support the operation of research training administration. 

The operations of the Network will be overseen by the ARTN Advisory Group, which will comprise nominated members from a diversity of institutions and locations. The Network will also be aligned with the Directors of Higher Degree Research Special Interest Group.

As part of the operating principles, the ARTN will align with and support the mission of the Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) and commit to the Australian Graduate Research Good Practice Principles. Additionally, the ARTN will have its own stream as part of Quality in Postgraduate Research conference (QPR) in Adelaide this year.

Registration with the ARTN is open to staff in all ARMS member institutions as well as approved external organisations.

The Convenors of this Network are Lucy Johnston from the University of Newcastle  and Joseph Luca from Edith Cowan University. To contact the Convenors email arms_artn@researchmanagement.org.au

To join the network, login in to your member profile through the ARMS website and click on 'My Groups'. You will find the list of SIGs and networks, tick the ARTN, then click 'Update' at the bottom of the page. You will automatically become a part of the ARTN.

If you are not an ARMS member please register to become an ARMS member either through your Corporate Membership or as and Individual Member through the ARMS Registration web page. For more details on the types of ARMS membership please visit the ARMS Membership Types web page.