INORMS 2018 will feature internationally-renowned plenary speakers, alongside a wide variety of workshops and seminars, opportunities to develop networking and other professional skills, and a vibrant social programme.

Based on our theme of Promoting Global Research Management, Supporting Global Research Challenges, we will have up to 11 concurrent sub-themes running throughout the 3 days of the Congress:

  • Developing research proposals
  • Managing research projects
  • Open data and open access
  • Research integrity and ethics
  • Research impact and public engagement
  • Researcher development
  • Research policy and strategy
  • Leadership and professional development
  • Managing international collaborations
  • Winning friends and influencing people
  • The future shape of work

Delegates will be able to choose a single sub-theme or ‘mix and match’ from a wide range of workshops and panel sessions.

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Monday 4th June, 2018

07:00

Registration for pre-congress events

09:30

Global Leadership Summit (not included in INORMS fee)

Ehsan Masood - Knight Science Journalism Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rebecca Endean - Strategy Director UK Research and Innovation

Norifumi Miyokawa - Senior Research Administrator, Hiroshima University

Sukanya Kumar-Sinha - Deputy Director, RCUK India

Christina Miller - Director, UK Research Office (UKRO)

Xerxes Mazda - Director of Collections, National Museums Scotland

16:00

'New to INORMS' Reception (sponsored by *Research Professional)

Tuesday 5th June, 2018

08:00

Coffee and breakfast for ARMA AGM attendees

08:15
09:00

INORMS Welcome Ceremony

09:30

Public trust of, and public engagement in, science. Introduction by representative from Elsevier.

David J. Phipps - Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services, York University and Network Director, Research Impact Canada

María de Jesús Medina Arellano - Research Professor, Legal Research Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Style: Plenary

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

Workshops One - View all

The Great Global Challenge MasterChef - what are the key ingredients?

Arwen Bate - Research Development Manager, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Martina Savio - Programme Manager, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Style: Workshop

What are the common pillars of ethics and compliance management?

Dr Ted Rohr - Director of Research Ethics & Compliance Support, UNSW Sydney

Style: Pecha Kucha

Impact Special Interest Group (SIG) session: Strengthening impact, widening thinking and building communities

Dr Julie Bayley - Director of Research Impact Development, University of Lincoln

Style: Workshop

RAAAP: Research Administration as a Profession - results of an international survey

Dr Simon Kerridge - Director of Research Services, University of Kent

Style: Pecha Kucha

Who do you - RMAs - think you are?

Linsey Dickson - Head of Research Funding, University of Stirling

Style: Pecha Kucha

Developing the habits of highly effective research administrators - a framework for leadership

Shubhra Roy - Funded Research Manager at University of Canberra

Style: Workshop

12:45

Lunch

14:00

Workshops Two - View all

Seriously... We don't have a CRIS?

Dawn Hibbert - Head of Research Support. University of Northampton

Style: Pecha Kucha

Pathways for governance and ethical review at MQ Health, Macquarie University: an example of collaboration

Dr Yordanka Krastev - Clinical Research Manager at MQ Health, Macquarie University

Style: Pecha Kucha

Beyond Auditing: Quality Improvement in Research Administration and Research Compliance

Dr John Baumann - Associate Vice President for Research Compliance, Indiana University

Style: Workshop

The Impact of Culture: Connecting Cities of Culture and Universities

Josine Opmeer - Research Development Manager, University of Hull

Style: Workshop

Growing Global Capability: ACU, ARMA and Vitae collaboration on training and development.

Linsey Dickson - Head of Research Funding, University of Stirling

Alison Mitchell - Director of Development, Vitae

Style: Workshop

How to become a world top 300 University

Dr Simon Kerridge - Director of Research Services, University of Kent

Ms Silke Blohm, Professor Dhanjay Jhurry

Style: Pecha Kucha

World University Rankings: embrace them, avoid them or change them?

Elizabeth Gadd - Research Policy Manager (Publications) at Loughborough University

Style: Panel

15:15

Coffee Break

15:45

Workshops Three - View all

A global view: mapping ethical disparities, risks and opportunities in international development research collaborations

Mitchell Parker - Research Ethics and Integrity Officer, Aberystwyth University

Mahlet Zimeta - Programme Manager, Alan Turing Institute

Style: Workshop

Economic and Social Research Council – analysis and performance data (DRAFT TITLE)

Dr Julie Bayley - Director of Research Impact Development, University of Lincoln

Dr Alex Hulkes - Strategic Lead, ESRC Insights team

Style: Panel

What’s so different about Research Management Leadership?

Dr Mark Hochman - Business Development Manager, Education and Professional Development, ARMS and private consultant

Style: Workshop

18:00

“The Quiz” delivered by Emerald / Research Media

African Academy of Sciences and India Delegations Reception (INVITATION ONLY)

*Research Professional User Group (INVITATION ONLY)

19:00

Dinner groups

Tours

INORMS Council Dinner (INVITATION ONLY)

Wednesday 6th June, 2018

07:00

Early morning run / walk

09:00

Coffee on arrival

09:30

Running a research university in an era of austerity politics and laissez faire economics

Ehsan Masood - Knight Science Journalism Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Goldston - Director of the MIT Washington Office

Shearer West - Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Nottingham

Style: Plenary

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

Workshops Four - View all

An Institutional Health Check for impact: diagnosing and prescribing institutional impact support

Dr Julie Bayley - Director of Research Impact Development, University of Lincoln

Style: Workshop

Leadership and Learning in Research Management

Chiara Singh-Fisher - School Office Manager in the Faculty of Engineering, Bristol University

Style: Pecha Kucha

Coding for the future – developing the next gen workforce

Shubhra Roy - Funded Research Manager at University of Canberra

Style: Pecha Kucha

12:45

Lunch

14:00

Experiments in responsible metrics: how can indicators and data be used to support open science? Chair: Martin McQuillan, Editor, *HE

James Wilsdon - Professor of Research Policy and Director of Research & Innovation in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield

Sarah de Rijke - Professor of Science and Evaluation Studies, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University

Style: Plenary

15:30

Coffee Break

16:00

Social and professional activities

17:30

SIG Champion meet up (INVITATION ONLY)

19:00

INORMS Drinks reception

19:30

INORMS Gala Dinner, Awards Ceremony and Ceilidh

Thursday 7th June, 2018

07:00

Early morning run / walk

09:00

Brunch and Coffee

09:30

Closing Ceremony

10:00

'The Art of Being Brilliant'

Andy Cope - Doctor of Happiness, Art of Brilliance

11:30

Coffee Break

12:00

Workshops Five - View all

Local versus global impact: ensuring research engagement in rural schools gets its turn alongside NASA

Ruth Graham - Faculty Research Manager for the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Sydney

Style: Pecha Kucha

Local engagement on a global scale: the Global Citizens’ Advisory Panel

Grace Williams - Engaged Research Manager, University of Exeter

Style: Pecha Kucha

One year to impact: How to achieve policy impact with public service fellowships

Claire Williams - Research Impact & Partnerships Assistant for the Social Sciences Partnerships, Impact and Knowledge Exchange Team (SSPIKE), University of Sheffield

Style: Pecha Kucha

From 'data' to impact narrative

Dr Beverley Sherbon - Impact & Evaluation Adviser, Researchfish

Style: Pecha Kucha

Involving the community in research funding decisions: challenges and opportunities

Dr Jane Hobson - Manager of the Research Grants Team, Cancer Council NSW

Style: Pecha Kucha

Research grants as impact frameworks - more than just the money!

Dr Stephen Kemp - Research Funding and Impact Consultant

Style: Pecha Kucha

How to design a whole institution REF impact internal review

Alisha Peart - Research Impact Manager (STEM), Northumbria University

Style: Pecha Kucha

Societal impact: 13 reasons why

Esther De Smet - Senior Research Policy Advisor, Ghent University

Style: Pecha Kucha

Yes, we can't. Dealing with stress

Esther Philips - Grant Advisor & EU Project Manager, Institute of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Leiden University

Style: Panel

13:15

Lunch / SIG Champion Lunch (INVITATION ONLY)

14:15

Workshops Six - View all

Crossing boundaries: research ethics when collaborating across national, sectoral, or disciplinary borders and cultures

Mitchell Parker - Research Ethics and Integrity Officer, Aberystwyth University

Mahlet Zimeta - Programme Manager, Alan Turing Institute

Style: Workshop

Mentoring and coaching by and of research and innovation advisors

Dr. Jörg Langwaldt - Funding Advisor and Grant Writer, Research Services, Tampere University of Technology

Leena Köppä - Coach for Impact & Entrepreneurship at Innovation Services, Tampere University of Technology

DI Elisabeth Denk - Research Support, Innovation & Technology Transfer, University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences

Andreas Hebelmann - Funding Advisor at Technische Universität Braunschweig

Style: Workshop