Call for ARMS

July 20, 2015

Training Fellows


ARMS Training Fellows is a title given to an individual recognised by the Accreditation Council as having the knowledge and skills to present module material for the Foundation Level Accreditation Program.

The Accreditation Council, the committee authorised for overseeing quality standards of module content, previously called for nominations from qualified and experienced research managers to form an initial pool of presenters for the delivery of modules. These authorised module presenters have been designated ARMS Training Fellows and are recognised by the Accreditation Council as having the knowledge and skills to speak authoritatively on selected areas of research management and the ability to effectively train others.

The Accreditation Council has now identified a need for a wider spread of ARMS Training Fellows throughout Australia, New Zealand, PNG, the Pacific Islands and Singapore authorised to present module material and therefore forms the basis for this call.

ARMS Training Fellows will be required to deliver quality module presentation and will be recognised by other scholars and practitioners in the field as “knowledge experts” in the following topics:

  • The National Research and Innovation System in Australia (compulsory module) – Covering the role of government, business and higher education in the national research and innovation system, funding mechanisms, codes and current Issues.
  • The National Research and innovation Systems in New Zealand – (compulsory module) – Covering the role of government, business and higher education in the national research and innovation system, funding mechanisms, codes and current issues.
  • The National Research and Innovation Systems in Singapore (compulsory module) – Covering the role of government, business and higher education in the national research and innovation system, funding mechanisms, codes and current issues.
  • Legislation as it affects research in Australia (compulsory module) – covering the most common legislative framework affecting research in Australia.
  • Legislation as it affects research in New Zealand (compulsory module) – covering the most common legislative framework affecting research in New Zealand.
  • Legislation as it affects research in Singapore (compulsory module) – covering the most common legislative frameworks affecting research in Singapore.
  • Understanding Research and Researchers (elective module) – the only “soft skills” module in the Foundation level program. Covers models of research, what drives researchers, how to understand and relate to researchers.
  • Research Ethics – human and animal (elective module) – 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.
  • Research Integrity (elective module) – covering the emerging International Responsible Conduct of Research Codes, the Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research. Includes examining institutional requirements of education, implementation, compliance and monitoring.
  • Pre-award grants processes (elective module) – covering the role of research administrators in pre-award grant processes, grants development programs, supporting researchers, Grantsmanship etc.
  • Post-award processes (elective module) – includes 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 and IT support systems.
  • Research data and analytics (elective module) – includes management information systems, reporting, repositories, use of data to support strategy implementation and the emerging role of impact assessments.

Nomination Process
Nominees will be required to complete an ARMS Training Fellow 2015 Nomination Form. For further information please refer to the ARMS Training Fellows Call for Nomination Guidelines.

Completed nomination forms must be filled in electronically and signed (an electronic signature is preferred) and submitted to the ARMS Administration Officer at admin_officer@researchmanagement.org.au by cob 5 pm AEST 29 July 2015.

Further Questions
Any questions relating to the completion of this form can be directed to:
Dr Mark Hochman, Accreditation Program Manager, email mbm.hochman@gmail.com
Ms Maria Zollo, ARMS COO – email arms_ceo@researchmanagement.org.au