2017 Winter School


2017 WINTER SCHOOL - Registrations Now Closed


28th - 30th June 2017 at Mantra on Russell, 222 Russell Street, Melbourne


To coincide with the delivery of electives to our second cohort in the ARMS Professional Level Accreditation Program we are pleased to announce our Winter School to be held in Melbourne from the 28th - 30th of June 2017.

Five, one-day electives are available and aimed at those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the topic area and its application to practicing research managers.  

Pre-requisite Requirements
These electives are targeted at mid-senior positions and/or those who have already completed the ARMS Foundation Level Accreditation Program.
Applicants may choose to enrol in one, two or three electives as standalone modules, or, in the eventuality that they wish to complete the ARMS Professional Level Accreditation Program within the next two years, completion of these electives may be credited to progress in the ARMS Professional Level accreditation Program.
Development of Institutional Research Talent – Wednesday 28th June 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM
This module, facilitated and delivered by Professor Moira Clay of Moira Clay Consulting concerns development and implementation of strategies to develop research talent within your institution. The program will define why you do talent development, how you do it (your unique value proposition) and what you do to develop talent. It comprises five topics: Why develop research talent? / Spotting talent / How do you develop talent? / Approaches to developing talent / Evaluating talent development. The module provides valuable knowledge and principles that will enable you to meet the challenges of a complex environment and effectively facilitate talent development. Finally, the session will provide practical strategies to implement in your own organisations.

Understanding International Research Funding – Thursday 29th June 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM   
In this module, facilitated by Dr Rado Faletic and Dr Martin Grabert of Montroix Pty Ltd, you will be introduced to the paradigms and practices of international research collaboration and international funding opportunities. The module will particularly focus on the skills you need to develop in order to confidently and professionally support your organisation with its international research activities. Attention will be given to the major international funding opportunities – including Horizon 2020 (in Europe), US federal, and several other key partner countries – by exploring the ways they are different from your familiar domestic programs and the resources that you can access to assist you with engaging with these mechanisms.

Assessing the Societal Benefit of Research - Thursday, 29th June 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM
This module, presented by Dr Mark Hochman will equip participants with an understanding of why it is important to understand the societal benefit of research, the ways in which research impact may be assessed and demonstrated and the associated pitfalls to be considered. It will provide an overview of past and current international practice in demonstration of research impact and address the emerging Australian Engagement and Impact framework. The focus will be on providing practical solutions to research managers, enabling them to understand pathways to impact and establish institutional frameworks and tools for the ongoing collection and presentation of research impact information.
Research Governance  - Friday 30th June 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM
The Research governance module will be of particular interest to ARMS members from medical research institutes, hospitals, persons managing health and medical research and those involved in university research governance/responsible conduct of research roles.  Facilitated by Dr Jodi Glading, Acting Manager, Clinical Governance, Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania, this module will cover national developments in research governance but will have a particular focus on development of research governance frameworks within and across institutions.

Evidence Based Analysis of Research Performance – Friday 20th June 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM.
Bibliometric and scientometric analyses of scholarly publications have been developed over the last 50 years to quantitatively evaluate the quality of research. It is now a well-established component of a number of national research assessment programs - from the U.K.’s Research Excellence Framework to Excellence in Research for Australia. Many international university ranking systems have also included bibliometric analyses in their methodologies. This interactive workshop, delivered by Dr Paul Wong from Squarcle Consulting, will explore the underlying analytical techniques in the context of a range of scenarios for the strategic management of institutional research performance including the use of lead and lagging indicators in measuring research performance and use of indicators in international university ranking schemes.

ARMS Members :            $660 per elective (GST inclusive)
Non-Members:                $760 per elective (GST inclusive)
Current Professional Level Accreditation Cohort Members: The cost of two electives is included in your Professional Level Accreditation Program fee.Current Professional Level Accreditation Cohort Membersare asked to contact the ARMS Executive Office to confirm their elective preference by emailing arms_events@researchmanagement.org.au  by COB Friday 21st April 2017.

The cost for each elective includes participation in the workshop and a compendium of workshop notes. Participants will be required to cover any additional costs associated with attendance including accommodation, travel and other incidentals.  Catering and refreshments are provided for each elective.

Registrations close COB Wednesday 31st May 2017.
ARMS Members :           Please login to the member's portal and register via the 'Events' page.
Non-Members:                Please contact the ARMS Administration Officer on the details below to register.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
Each elective will count towards 7 CPE hours for all current Accredited Research Managers (Foundation) or ARMFs.

For any registrants wanting to stay at the Mantra on Russell during these dates, we have obtained the following discount code for use: RUSSELL2017

Further Enquiries?
Enrolment enquiries can be directed to Grace Mulraney, arms_events@researchmanagement.org.au or telephone +61 8 8201 2911.
Elective content enquiries can be directed to Dr Mark Hochman, ARMS Business Development Manager, Education and Professional Development Program at arms_bdm@researchmanagement.org.au
Registrations will be capped at 15 registrants per elective, so you are encouraged to register early to secure your place!