ARMS Thomson Reuters Award for Excellence in Research Management Winners Announced

October 16, 2015

Winners Announced at the ARMS Gala Dinner in Singapore


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Thomson Reuters and ARMS joined forces this year and presented the ‘ARMS and Thomson Reuters Award for Excellence in Research Management’ to two winners at the ARMS Gala Dinner in Singapore.

Adele Kay from the University of Tasmania was presented the award in the ‘Leading Change’ category for her initiative in the development and implementation of an in-house online research integrity training resource at the University of Tasmania. “I am impressed with the content and presentation of the training and applaud the applicant for her innovative use of the University’s online learning Management System”, said one of the panel members.

Associate Professor Kristen Gibbons, Emma Blake, Yanlin Liu, Kathleen Claire, Lisa Richardson from the Mater Research Office were presented the award in the ‘Working Smarter’ category for their initiative in the development of a Research Hub which had been developed as a solution to collect, link and collate data on research activity, resulting in efficient reporting of data to assist in guiding the direction of research. The Panel Committee agreed: “The Hub will bring our people together making it easier to share, contribute to and collaborate on the research activities that aim to improve health outcomes and ultimately benefit our community”.

Jeroen Prinsen, Senior Director Australasia at Thomson Reuters IP&Science said the company is aware of the important role research managers play and the impact their work and ours have on society through supporting innovation for better outcomes. “Research Managers are Innovators in their own right and are enablers in the Innovation Lifecycle ecosystem”

The Award recognised outstanding contributions of an individual or a team that have enhanced the profession of research management and administration through:

Leading change – characterised by engaging in best practice for sustainable outcomes; working collaboratively to enhance teamwork; and positively influencing others by building shared commitment to workplace and organisational objectives.

Working smarter – characterised by using creative and innovative solutions that enable work to be carried out more easily, efficiently and/or productively, while not compromising the quality of outcomes.

Providing quality service – recognised by client groups for consistently providing outstanding service that has enhanced the profession of research management.

Innovation in research management – through the development of new ideas and the creation of novel solutions.

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