The Australasian Research Management Society provides high quality professional development through events and programs it delivers to its members across all Chapters. The Society also offers a comprehensive Foundation Level and Advanced Level (formerly Professional Level) Accreditation Programs.
The ARMS Foundation Level Accreditation Program has been developed for research managers and administrators. There are currently 18 modules which cover a diverse range of activities that are undertaken by research management staff. To become an ARMS Accredited Research Manager (Foundation) or ARMF, candidates must complete 3 compulsory modules, 2 elective modules (including the assessments) and are required to write a critical review highlighting issues or relevance to research management professionals. For more information on how to become an ARMS Accredited Research Manager please visit the accreditation page.
The ARMS Advanced Level Accreditation Program (formerly Professional Level) combines contemporary leadership theory and practice grounded in a research management context. It includes a blend of learning styles incorporating taught material with case studies, group learning, workplace assignments and individual mentoring. Electives give participants a deep knowledge of contemporary issues in research including research impact, international funding programs, data analysis and more. The program is developed and delivered by leaders in research management and will be directly applicable to mid-senior level research managers in universities, hospitals, research institutes and research agencies, government and funding bodies.