On Monday 4th June, we will be offering a number of pre-Congress events.

Global Leadership Summit

As part of the Congress we will be running a one-day Leadership Summit specifically for leaders who are helping to set the research management agenda in their areas of influence across the globe.

Experienced and recognised guest speakers will share and present their stories of leadership, particularly across international borders and ample time will be available for panel discussions.

The focus of the Congress will be on the challenges of supporting global research at a time when the rapid rate of globalisation is being challenged by new forms of national protectionism. The best academic researchers have always sought to work across international boundaries; funders and policy-makers are increasingly seeking to work collaboratively to support global research initiatives; and the challenge for us in the professional services is to provide the very best support for our academic colleagues in accessing and taking advantage of those opportunities, facilitating collaborations and removing barriers.

ARMA Induction Course

A one-day workshop to provide research administrators who are new to the role with a broad overview of key aspects of research administration, including an appreciation of the context they work in, both in terms of national research policy and how their role fits within their own institution.

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Have a clearer understanding of the relevant policy, legislative and funding frameworks relating to research and research administration
  • Have an appreciation of the researcher’s agenda in doing research
  • Know where they fit in the research lifecycle and who they need to work with to get the job done
  • Have a broad overview of the key aspects of the research administration role, especially in relation to developing and costing proposals, administering the project during its lifetime and participating in REF, audit and statutory returns.
  • Be able to define ‘research’ and differentiate it from ‘consultancy’

Target Audience

This one-day workshop is offered by ARMA UK and therefore is principally designed for the UK marketplace and aimed at research administrators with a maximum of 12 months experience in university schools, faculties, research centres /institutes and central offices.

Lower and Middle Income Countries Research Management Workshop

Workshop on the Professionalisation of Research Management and Administration in low and middle income countries (LMICs) context: a one day workshop is envisaged to build on the success of the similar event at the INORMS2016 in Melbourne and is specifically focusing on key competencies for research managers and administrators in different contexts in LMICs. The workshop will including various components, including panels, presentations, group and facilitated discussions.  It is sponsored by the ESSENCE on Health Research initiative hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA).

For further details, contact us on conference@arma.ac.uk and we’ll be pleased to help!