Australasian Research Management Society

ARMS website

The Australasian Research Management Society has an SA Chapter .

Links to past copies of the Up in ARMS bi-monthly newsletter.


The SA Chapter is offering the following accreditation modules 

Date: Friday 26th June 2015
Location: Level 7 Boardroom, University of Adelaide, 115 Grenfell St

8:30am – Module A: The National Research and Innovation System in Australia

1:00pm – Module I: Post-award Processes

For further details visit the ARMS website or register here


National Council of University Research Administrators

NCURA YouTube Tuesday

Although this is a USA site, the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) post weekly short training and information videos for Research Administrators and you may learn something useful from one of them.


Other resources

Presentations from previous RAD network meetings can be accessed here.


ARC/NHMRC Research Administrators’ Seminar

Information on the ARC/NHRMC administrators' seminar held in Canberra, 16-17 November 2015. The following documents were compiled by Elodie Janvier who attended the above-mentioned seminar, and are a snapshot of the presentations.

2015 ARC RAO Seminar notes (PDF 1MB)

2015 NHMRC RAO Seminar notes (PDF 433KB)

All presentations from the seminar are available on via the following website links:

Innovation Management Workshop

Information on the Innovation Management Workshop for RAD Network members to be held on 14 October 2015 is available here.


News update for Research Managers

This Postdoc Training periodic newsletter provides a selection of some of the latest news, comments and data on research-related issues for Research Managers. This particular newsletter compiles current news for those who support early career researchers.


Strategiize Resources for your use

Lighthouse Projects:

This document presents several examples of partnerships or innovation initiatives Strategiize could support.

White Paper about the criteria for commercial success: Can be downloaded from

This document explores each of factors that are considered critical to the success of the project and provides a general overview on the imperative for new business growth.


Researchers and research managers working together - how to get things done workshop

We have an exciting professional development opportunity for all RAD Network with a workshop for professional staff working in support roles with researchers.  This workshop has been customised just for our RAD network so we hope you will take full advantage of this opportunity.

DATE: Tuesday, 26 May

TIME: 9:15am – 12:15pm

VENUE: Rm 329, Information Science & Technology Building

RSVP: via iEnrol


What will be covered?

  • How researchers think and what this means for research managers.
  • What SHOULD happen and what really happens.
  • Strategies for working effectively in a research environment.

Hugh Kearns is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. He regularly lectures at universities across the world and has recently returned from a lecture tour of the UK and the US which included lectures at Oxford, Harvard and Stanford.

His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. He draws on over 20 years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia.

He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors.

Hugh is a lecturer and researcher at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognised for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. As a co-author with Maria Gardiner, he has published six books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.


News update for Research Managers

This Postdoc Training periodic newsletter provides a selection of some of the latest news, comments and data on research-related issues for Research Managers. This particular newsletter compiles current news for those who support early career reseachers.


Research Professional National Online Training Schedule - 2015

Want to know how to run the best searches in Research Professional for your needs?

Then you might like to log in for an online training session. See the Grants Bulletin page for the training on offer for 2015.


Research Professional – your platform for research funding news and opportunities

Flinders University has subscribed to Research Professional, a comprehensive database to search for funding opportunities.  This smart little cookie of a service allows you to customise searches that specifically align with disciplines or areas of research interest.  What’s more, you can save these searches and have Research Professional email weekly alerts to you so you know what is new on the block.  It’s an amazing resource and the database is available for your use now!

To assist you in getting the most out of Research Professional you might like to consider joining in on an online training session. Have a look at the National Online Training Schedule above to see when it best suits you.  

Individual registration to access the database is being managed by the Faculties so if you are not already registered with your Flinders email address then contact your Research Professional Faculty Contact today.


Research Integrity and Misconduct

Dr Peter Wigley, Manager Research Ethics & Integrity, provides a presentation on Research Integrity & Misconduct to interested Flinders staff at various times throughout the year. Professional staff are most welcome to attend any of the presentations. 

Upcoming presentation and enrolment information is available on the iEnrol page.


Past Workshop presentations

Alternatively, the Research Services Office provides copies of past presentations of workshops held at Flinders or of significant interest to Flinders research staff on their Past workshop presentations page. Please note a FAN and password are required to access this page.


Upcoming workshops and seminars calendar

Various Workshops and Seminars are run throughout the year to assist staff and Research Higher Degree students navigating and working with Research Administration. Upcoming Presentations for the year are available on the Upcoming Workshops and seminars calendar page. These include ones that are specific for Research Higher Degree students, for Academic Staff and for General Staff.