ARMS 2018 HOBART

Please note this is a draft program and subject to change.

Program

ARMS 2018 will be held under the theme of “Research Futures: Thinking long term in a world of short attention spans”. The theme aims to build discussion across all areas of research administration and management on how best to position and support research for future global and local needs, what infrastructure is needed to invest in now for the future, and how to ensure research creates an impact.

The program will run over the course of 4 days and include professional development workshops and accreditation, plenary lectures and concurrent sessions.  The Conference Convenors and Program Organising Committee are busy planning the program and further details will be provided when available.

Tuesday, 18th September

8:00 - 9:00

Registration/Depart on Research Site Tours

9:00 - 12:30

AM Pre-Conference Workshops/Accreditation Modules

Further information listed under Pre-Conference Workshops/Accreditation Modules tabs.

13:30 - 17:00

PM Pre-Conference Workshops/Accreditation Modules

Further information listed under Pre-Conference Workshops/Accreditation Modules tabs.

17:30 - 19:30

Welcome Reception

Exhibition Hall

Wednesday, 19th September

8:00 - 8:45

Registration

8:45 - 9:00

Move to Main Auditorium

9:00 - 9:20

Opening Ceremony

Welcome from Convenors | Welcome to Country | Welcome from Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania

9:20 - 10:20
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Keynote Speaker

Professor Brigid Heywood (BSc) (PhD)

Further information to be announced.

10:20 - 10:30

Delegate Group Photo

10:30 - 11:00

Morning Tea

11:00 - 12:30

Concurrent Sessions

Further information to be announced.

12:30 - 13:15

Lunch

13:15 - 13:20

Move to Main Auditorium

13:20 - 14:00
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Keynote Speaker: Sponsored by Macquarie University

Barbara Warren

The Importance of Positivity in the Workplace.

14:00 - 15:00

DVCR Panel Discussion

Panellists: Professor Brigid Heywood, Professor Roland De Marco, Professor Mai Har Sham. Facilitated by Dr Campbell Thomson.

15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon Tea/Poster Session 1

15:30 - 17:15

Concurent Sessions

Further information to be announced. One session will include the launch of the ARMS Strategic Plan.

17:30 - 18:30

ARM(P) Celebratory Drinks

Event for graduated ARM(P)'s and ARMS Training Fellows. Offsite venue to be confirmed.

Thursday, 20th September

8:00 - 8:45

Registration

8:45 - 9:00

Move to Main Auditorium

9:00 - 9:50
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Keynote Speaker

Dr Lara Boyd

After this talk your brain will not be the same: A research grants story

9:50 - 10:30
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Keynote Speaker

Dr Noel Chambers

Supporting Medical Research: Intent, Measurement & Impact

10:30 - 11:00

Morning Tea

Exhibition Hall

11:00 - 12:30

Concurrent Sessions

Further information to be announced

12:30 - 13:15

Lunch

Exhibition Hall

13:30 - 13:50

ARC/NHMRC Joint Session: New Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

Dr Belinda Westman, Acting Principal Executive Officer, National Health & Medical Research Council Amy Phillips, Acting Director, Policy and Integrity, Australian Research Council

13:30 - 15:00

Concurrent Sessions

Further information to be announced

14:00 - 15:00

Dean of Graduate Research Panel

Panellists: Professor Joe Luca, Professor Lucy Johnston, Professor Clive Baldock and Professor Laura Poole-Warren. Facilitated by Fiona Zammit.

15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon Tea/Poster Session 2

Exhibition Hall

15:30 - 16:45

Concurrent Sessions

Further information to be announced

16:45 - 17:30

ARMS AGM

Further information to be announced

19:00 - 23:00

Conference Gala Dinner

Glen Albyn Estate | Further information to be announced

Friday, 21th September

8:00 - 8:45

Registration

8:45 - 9:00

Move to Main Auditorium

9:00 - 9:20

Introducing ARMS 2019

9:20 - 10:00

Keynote Speaker

Further information to be announced

10:00 - 10:45

Partnership and Exhibition Forum

Further information to be announced

10:45 - 11:15

Morning Tea

Exhibition Hall

11:15 - 12:45

Concurrent Sessions

Further information to be announced

12:45 - 13:30

Lunch

Exhibition Hall

13:30 - 13:40

Move to Main Auditorium

13:40 - 14:20
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Keynote Speaker

Professor Mai Har Sham

Further information to be announced.

14:20 - 14:30

Conference Close

Social Program

Further information about social functions and venue details will be released in early 2018.

 

Tuesday, 18th September

17:30 - TBA

Welcome Reception

A Welcome Reception Ticket is included in full conference registrations. Additional Tickets may be purchased for guests during registration: $95.00 per person.

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Exhibition Hall

Thursday, 20th September

19:00 - 23.00

Conference Dinner

A Conference Dinner Ticket is included in full conference registrations. Additional Conference Dinner Tickets may be purchased for guests during registration: $175.00 per person.

Glen Albyn Estate

Pre-Conference Accreditation Modules

The following Pre-Conference Accreditation Module options are available:

Tuesday, 18th September

9:00 - 12:30

Module 1.1-Aus: National Research and Innovation System in Australia

Module 1.1-Aus covers the role of government, business and higher education in the national research and innovation system, funding mechanisms, codes and current issues. This is an ARMS compulsory module for Australia.

Tuesday, 18th September

9:00 - 12:30

Module 2.1: Pre-award Grant Processes

Module 2.1 looks at the role of research administrators in pre-award grant processes, grants development programs, supporting researchers, Grantmanship etc. This is an ARMS elective module.

Tuesday, 18th September

13:30 - 17:00

Module 2.3: Research Finance

Module 2.3 develops an understanding of how research is funded; key university finance processes as they relate to research; the cost of research and how its outcomes may be evaluated; managing the finances of research projects and allocations including reporting; effective costing and pricing of research projects; and key areas where things go wrong in research finance. This is an ARMS elective module.

Tuesday, 18th September

13:30 - 17:00

Module 6.1: Working with Industry

Module 6.1 examines different research drivers for industry and public research organisations; will examine the institutional strategies and parameters that build a culture of collaboration and will examine the role that the Research Office can play in ensuring industry collaborations are effective and beneficial to all parties. This is an ARMS elective module.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference workshops will run on Tuesday 18 September 2018. Further information will be provided when available.

Tuesday, 18th September

9:00am - 12:30pm
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Dealing with Conflict and Difficult Researchers

Barbara Warren

We’ve all been there - something just doesn’t gel and there seems to be a mismatch in vision, outcome and simply the best way to get along. When any situation is difficult in the short-term, it’s important to adjust both your vision and communication plan to the long-term. What’s happening in the moment often tends to be heavily driven by emotion and a lack of congruence in purpose and behaviour. Making decisions or taking action without careful planning and a thoughtful ‘script’ is not only a bad idea, but may tend to feed any strains of negativity. Viewing things from multiple perspectives, on the other hand, makes the challenge of what is happening in the present moment seem much less confronting because a focus on the bigger picture will always reveal a more promising outcome. This workshop draws on practical communication and negotiation skills and a review of personal awareness to address stagnating situations that could ultimately lead to greater conflict and difficulty.

Tuesday, 18th September

9:00am - 12:30pm

Wikimedia/Wikidata Workshop

Presented by Andy Mabbett, Wikimedia volunteer

Participants in this workshop will learn about Wikidata and its "notability" guideline for inclusion, and explore and edit Wikidata items, including their labels, aliases, properties and qualifiers. Note: This workshop requires a laptop, and a Wikipedia/Wikidata user account.

As Wikipedia is to encyclopedic prose, and Wikimedia Commons is to media files, Wikidata is all about structured data - a free linked database that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. Wikidata supports an increasing range of sites and services and benefits from a global community of editors and contributors. Approximately one-third of its content is related to academic/ scientific papers and journals. Each participant will create a Wikidata item about a scientific paper, so should bring a note of the metadata they would use in a citation, including a URL if available, having checked that the paper is not already in Wikidata. They will explore how scientists are using and contributing to Wikidata projects, and get hands-on experience of the tools they used, including Wikidata's SPARQL query interface, Scholia, Reasonator, and Mix'n'Match.

This workshop requires a laptop, and a Wikipedia/Wikidata user account - please sign up at https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin a few days before the conference.

Tuesday, 18th September

9:00am - 12:30pm

Interpreting and implementing the new Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

Presented by Dr Ted Rohr, UNSW. Further presenters to be confirmed.

This workshop will provide a general overview over The Code and The Guide to Managing and Investigation Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research by its authors, the National Health and Medical Council, Australian Research Council and Universities Australia.

Tuesday, 18th September

13:30 - 17:00

Managing and Developing High Performing Research Support Teams

Presented by Louise Fleck, Macquarie University, Dr Ross McLennan, Uni SA, Professor Andrea Bishop, Griffith University

The workshop is directed towards staff who are, or are about to begin, managing research support teams, either within a Research Office or similar unit, and toward individuals who wish to prepare for a Director role.

Tuesday, 18th September

13:30 - 17:00

Enhancing Publication Reporting with Data Visualisations: An Introduction to VOSViewer

Presented by Eleanor Colla, University of New England Library, Sarah Brown, University of Queensland Library

This workshop is targeted to people working with research publication data and who are interested in analysing research networks and presenting network-based data. The target audience for this workshop is those with no-to-limited experience in data visualisation. Participants must bring their own laptop. Instructions for downloading and installing VOSViewer will be emailed to registered participants prior to the workshop.

Tuesday, 18th September

13:30 - 17:00

Engineering and eloquence: Procedural, technical, and language aspects of grant-application development

Presented by: Dr Alan Crosier, Research Consultant

In our concern to get strategies right we risk neglecting tactics; but even the most politically astute and research-savvy funding pitch can fail when expression and presentation fall short. Do we give our academics enough support in grass-roots word processing, workflow, and process control, for the application effort? Do we check their drafts systematically enough for bad layout, inadequate signposting, opaque expression, poor grammar, or puzzling punctuation? This workshop starts from the premise that we often do not – and that the primary strategy should be to get such tactics sorted out. Together we review some major issues, sharing experiences through small-group exercises and whole-group discussion. In this hands-on workshop participants can expect to sharpen their own practical skills, toward working more effectively with the academic teams they assist.

Information for participants: laptops are not needed, but do bring excerpts from grant applications – one or two pages, in four copies, for problem-solving in small groups. We will focus on the example of Aims and Background (subsection of C1, in ARC DP and DECRA applications); but parts of ROPE sections will be useful too, for consideration of techniques for uniform presentation, and also the A4 and A5 summaries. There will be handouts on selected technical matters.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference site tours will run on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 September 2018.

Monday, 17th September 2018

11:00 - 17:00

MONA (Musuem of Old and New Art)

The Museum of Old and New Art is an art museum located within the Moorilla winery on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is the largest privately funded museum in Australia. The museum presents antiquities, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection.

11:00

Depart - Ferry to MONA

11:30 - 14:00

Museum Entry

Participants own time to explore Museum. Participants to organise own lunch at one of the many food and beverage outlets available

14:00 - 14:30

Moorilla Winery - Short Tour

17:00 - 17:30

Depart - Returning Ferry

The MONA Tour is available for $70 per person covering Musuem entry, return ferry and winery tour. For further information on the Museum, visit www.mona.net.au. Further information will be sent to participants closer to the event.

Tuesday, 18th September

13:00 - 16:00

CSIRO Tour (ANFC/ANACC)

The CSIRO tour will showcase two National Collections CSIRO have on site (the Australian National Fish Collection [ANFC] and the Australian National Algae Culture Collection [ANACC]). The tour will also feature talks by staff from the Marine National Facility and Oceans and Atmosphere.

13:00

Arrive CSIRO

Sign in

13:15 - 13:45

Collection Tour #1

Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) and Australian National Algae Culture Collection (ANACC). Tours to be conducted by Alastair Graham, Fish Collection Manager, and Ian Jameson, Director and Senior Experimental Scientist, ANACC).

14:00 - 14:30

Collection Tour #2

Collection tour # 2 - ANACC/ANFC (details as above).

14:45 - 15:15

Speaker

Talk from Barbara Musso, Facilities Program Director, Marine National Facility.

15:30 - 16:00

Closing Tour

Tour of Oceans and Atmosphere, Engineering & Technology.

16:00

Sign Out

The CSIRO Tour is free of charge. Participants will need to meet at CSIRO and further details will be sent closer to the event.

Tuesday, 18th September

10:30 - 3:30

Coal River Farm and Grote Reber Museum and Observatory Tour

Enjoy this fantastic day tour incorporating Coal River Farm (www.coalriverfarm.com.au) and the Grote Reber Musuem and Observatory (www.groterebermuseum.org.au).

11:00 - 13:30

Morning tour (including cheese and chocolate tasting) at Coal River Farm, followed by a farm feast two course lunch. Morning tour (including cheese and chocolate tasting) at Coal River Farm, followed by a farm feast two course lunch.

13:30 - 3:30

After lunch the group will travel to the Grote Reber Museum and Observatory for an afternoon tour.

The tour is available for $120 per person covering all entry, two course lunch, tours and buses. The bus for attendees to and from each destination is included in the pricing and will depart from the Hotel Grand Chancellor. Further information will be sent to participants closer to the event.

Collaboration Meetings

Further information on collaboration meetings will be provided when available.

The program information on this website is correct at the time of publishing, however, the organisers reserve the right to change the information where necessary without notice.