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

07:30

Registration for pre-congress events

09:00

African Academy of Sciences Pre-congress Meeting (Invitation only)

10:00

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

14:00

Registration opens for Congress

Tuesday 5th June, 2018

07:30

Registration opens

08:00

Coffee and breakfast for ARMA AGM attendees

08:15
08:30

Coffee on arrival

09:00

INORMS Welcome Ceremony

09:30

Plenary session: Public trust of, and public engagement in, science. Sponsored by Elsevier

Dr 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)

Dr Lesley Thompson - Vice President Academic Relations, Elsevier

Style: Plenary

11:00

Poster sessions: Managing Research Projects, Open Data & Open Access

Coffee Break

11:30

Workshops One - View all

Success factors when applying for grants from impact driven public funding agencies

Dr Stefan Forsaeus Nilsson - Research Advisor, Grants Office, Chalmers University Of Technology

Style: Workshop

Investing in People

Joanne Bentley - Director of Faculty Research Management Services, Yale

Yuen Chang - Intellectual Property and Contracts Officer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Dr. Lorna Colquhoun - Director of Research and Innovation Services, University of Southampton

Style: Panel

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

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

Dr. Deborah Zornes - Director, Research Services at Royal Roads University

Cindy Kiel - Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration, University of California

Jan Andersen - Chief Executive Officer, Team Coordinator for Research Support, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Patrice Ajai-Ajagbe - Programme Officer, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Susi Poli - Editor, When Equality

Janice Besch - Director of Australia’s NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR)

Stephanie Scott - Director of Policy & Research Development in Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) of Columbia University

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

Dr Stephanie Maloney - Head of Research and Industrial Partnerships, University of Lincoln

Style: Workshop

Building international collaborations to strengthen research capacity of LMIC partners

Lorelei Silvester - Programmes Manager for the Capacity Research Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Style: Pecha Kucha

Making International Collaborations Work

Pauline Muya - Director of Research Services, University of Leicester

Cormac Slevin - Projects Officer for Global Research, NYU

Jose Jackson-Malete - Research Management & Food Science Professional, Alliance for African Partnership

Style: Panel

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

Open Access Special Interest Group

Valerie Mccutcheon -

Rob Johnson - Founder and Director, Research Consulting

Style: Workshop

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

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

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

Style: Workshop

Policy life cycle: policy-making in a research enterprise

Dr Farida Lada - Associate University Provost for Research Administration and Compliance at City University of New York (CUNY)

Dr Ian Carter - Director, Carter Research Navigation

Style: Workshop

When to Say No and How to Say It: Turning Negative Situations into Positive Results

Robert Andresen - Director of Research Financial Services, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kathleen Larmett - Executive Director, the National Council of University Research Administrators

Style: Workshop

14:00

Workshops Two - View all

Improving Research Development Using Agile Tools

Nicholas Cook - Research Development Manager, University of Bath

Style: Pecha Kucha

Internationalising Research Management: Proposal development Challenges, Opportunities & Tools for Success

Annelies Van Ravestijn - Grant & Funding Manager, Radboudumc- Radboud University

Tessa Jones - Manager, Research Development and Graduate Research at Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences

Style: Workshop

Is Digital the future of Research?

Dr Fiona Millar - Research Development Officer, University of Stirling

Lauren Wilson - Research Systems Manager, University of Stirling

Style: Pecha Kucha

How are, how will, and how might new technologies change research development roles and work?

Dr Ipshita Ghose - Research Support Partner in the College of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham

Style: Workshop

Didn't we just fall into these roles? - professionalism & networks from a chance career

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

Style: Pecha Kucha

How to make friends and influence academics: fostering dynamic and trusting working relationships

Leila Whitworth - Assistant Registrar (Research) at the University of Oxford

Style: Pecha Kucha

Jack of all trades: Building research cultures in small/specialist institutions

Shona Dale - Research Coordinator, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Daniel Hetherington - Head of Research Services, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Dr Danielle Hoyle - Head of Science Services and UK Grants, Babraham Institute

Emma Hewett - Research & Knowledge Exchange Manager, Royal College of Music

Style: Workshop

Explore the world with EU funding – and how to overcome challenges on the way

Stijn Delauré - Policy Offer, European Commission, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Unit

Poul Petersen - Senior executive adviser, University of Copenhagen

Alan Kennedy - University of Edinburgh and a researcher (MSCA fellow)

Cassia Roth - MSCA fellow, University of Edinburgh

Style: Panel

Best practices in communicating and dealing with a U.S. federal agency from proposal to closeout

Jennifer Ponting - Director, Pre-Award Services in the Office for Sponsored Programs, Harvard University

Style: Workshop

Responsible metrics need transparent data

Rachael Lammey - Head of Community Outreach, Crossref

Style: Pecha Kucha

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

Dawn Hibbert - Head of Research Support. University of Northampton

Style: Pecha Kucha

Establishing and maintaining an open science infrastructure

Tamsin Burland - Senior co-design Manager in the Research Futures Team, Jisc

Caroline Ingram - Senior co-design Manager in the Research Futures Team, Jisc

Style: Workshop

The Impact of Culture: Connecting Cities of Culture and Universities

Josine Opmeer - Research Development Manager, University of Hull

Marianne Lewsley-Stier - Head of Culture Campus, University of Hull

Louise Ejgod Hansen - Associate Professor at School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

Hans-Peter Degn - Teaching Associate Professor, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

Style: Workshop

How to become a world top 300 University

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

Professor Sanjeev K Sobhee - Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academia), University of Mauritius

Silke Blohm - Director of Research and Enterprise at SOAS, University of London

Style: Pecha Kucha

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

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

Dr Nicola Meenan - Research Strategy & Policy Officer, University of York

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

Dr Nicki Horsman - Lead HE Analyst, Times Higher Education World Rankings

Dr Alfredo Yegros - Researcher & Bibliometric Consultant, CWTS Leiden World Rankings

Style: Panel

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

InfluenSSAHing people to deliver impact, income and engagement in Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Andy Newnham - College Business Engagement Partner, University of Birmingham

Veronica Littlewood - Research Planning Partner, University of Birmingham

Dr Kate Miller - Head of Public Engagement, University of Bristol

Dr Andrew Wray - Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager, University of Bristol

Style: Workshop

15:15

Poster sessions: Research Integrity & Ethics

Coffee Break

15:45

Workshops Three - View all

Is peer review a lottery?

Mary Gray - Grants Specialist, Australian National University

Style: Workshop

The research office 2030 - a new paradigm or the status quo?

Dr Peter Hedges - Dr Peter Hedges Head of the University Research Office, University of Cambridge

Style: Workshop

Local research support and its contribution to the global

Kay Cunningham - Research Support Manager, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield

Style: Pecha Kucha

What’s so different about Research Management Leadership?

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

Debra Schaller-Demers - Research Outreach and Compliance Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Dr Ian Carter - Director, Carter Research Navigation

Style: Workshop

LGBT+ and the challenges of internationalisation – unfolding gender and diversity

Jakob Feldtfos Christensen - International Coordinator in International Academic Staff Services, Aarhus University

Style: Workshop

Towards a Hybrid Project Management Method for Managing Research Projects

Dr Joffrey Mabuma - Key Account Manager, TEAMWILLE GmbH

Style: Pecha Kucha

Negotiations across the ponds; Compliance and Compromise

Gayle Mowbray Walters - Director, The Johns Hopkins University

Style: Workshop

Impact in Funding and Formal Frameworks

Melanie Knetsch - Strategic Lead for Innovation and Interdisciplinarity, ESRC

Prof Gideon De Wet - Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University Of Zululand, South Africa

Hamish Mcalpine - Senior Policy Adviser for Knowledge Exchange at HEFCE

Style: Panel

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

Analysis and performance data – what do success rates tell us?

Dr Alex Hulkes - Strategic Lead, ESRC Insights team

Style: Workshop

Developing Early-career Researchers

Simone Apel - Researcher Developer, University of Northampton

Prof Peter Doyle - Research Environment Lead, London South Bank University

Dr Margarida Trindade - Head of Science Funding Office, ITQB NOVA

Dr Diana Leighton - Head of Research Excellence and Research Strategy within LJMU

Style: Panel

Networking for Success: love it or hate it, we all have to do it

Claire Pickerden - Collaboration Development Manager, White Rose University Consortium

Style: Workshop

17:00

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

18:00

*Research Professional User Group (INVITATION ONLY)

20:00

Dinner groups

Ghost Walk

INORMS Council Dinner (INVITATION ONLY)

Wednesday 6th June, 2018

07:00

Early morning run / walk

09:00

Coffee on arrival

09:30

Plenary session: Running a research university in an era of austerity politics and laissez faire economics. Sponsored by WorkTribe

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

Poster sessions: Researcher Development and The Future Shape of Work

Coffee Break

11:30

Workshops Four - View all

Due Diligence and the Global Grant Finance Community

Genny Kiff - CFO for the Wellcome Trust Sanger institute

Style: Workshop

Coding for the future – developing the next gen workforce

Shubhra Roy - Funded Research Manager at University of Canberra

Style: Pecha Kucha

Does research management and administration have a future?

Richard Bond - Head of Research Administration, University of the West of England

Style: Workshop

Leadership and Learning in Research Management

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

Style: Pecha Kucha

A Year in the Life of a Research Management Society President

Robert Andresen - Director of Research Financial Services, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Style: Pecha Kucha

Managing Research Collaborations with Africa and India

John Kirkland - Consultant at Universities, International Organisations and Funding Bodies

Dr Savita Ayyar - Research Management Consultant, on behalf of the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance

Professor John Gyapong - Vice-Chancellor, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana

Allen Muyaama Mukhwana - Research Systems Manager, African Academy of Sciences

Style: Workshop

Research Contracts Special Interest Group (SIG) – The Gathering

Sapna Marwaha - Head of Research Contracts, Financial & Business Services, University of Nottingham

Style: Workshop

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

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

Dr Anthony Atkin - Research Impact Manager, University of Reading

Dr Stephanie Maloney - Head of Research and Industrial Partnerships, University of Lincoln

Tony Roche - Director of Publishing & Strategic Relationships, Emerald Publishing

Style: Workshop

Strengthening the Foundations of Trust: Investigator Training for Institutional Research Integrity Investigations

Elise Grosser - Director of Research Ethics and Integrity, University of Melbourne

Style: Panel

When is a journal not a journal? The recent revolutions in publishing.

Alan Johnson - Managing Director, RMS International

Style: Pecha Kucha

Signs of life? Tapping into research professionals' perspectives on Research Centre formation in universities.

Megan Power - Monash-Warwick PhD candidate, Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

Style: Workshop

"A great balancing act”: A Dr Seuss lens for unifying researchers and research management

Christina Shuttleworth - Academic Associate for the College of Accounting Sciences, University of South Africa

Style: Pecha Kucha

Training for Researchers - a Bitesize approach

Peter Stephenson - Research Development Manager for the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen's

Style: Pecha Kucha

Different disciplines - different services?

Dr Maria Maunula - Research Funding Specialist, Service Point for Faculty of Medicine, PET-centre & Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku, Finland

Dr Anja Hegen - Senior Adviser for ERC & Large National Interdisciplinary & Inter-sectorial Center Applications, University of Bergen, Norway.

Style: Pecha Kucha

Funding strategy as a researcher development tool

Inge Andresen - AU Research Support and External Relations, Aarhus University

Ulrik Korff - Research Support Officer, Aarhus University (AU)

Birgit Christensen - Researcher Advisor, Aarhus University Hospital

Style: Pecha Kucha

A collective approach to targeted capacity development in mid-career researchers

Dr Nicole Rice - Executive Officer, Southern Cross University

Dr Lynette Browning - Executive Officer, Central Queensland University Australia

Style: Pecha Kucha

Challenges in Reaching Scientific Independence - Organizational Support for Junior Group Leaders

Marjaana Suorsa - Development Advisor, University of Turku

PhD Mari Riipinen - University of Turku Framework Conditions for Research, Head of Unit

Style: Pecha Kucha

Discovering stars: growing research leaders.

Tania Tambiah - Associate Director (Research Development), RMIT University, Australia

Style: Pecha Kucha

Using contemporary measures of research outcomes to build researcher capacity and research funding success

Dr Julianne O'Reilly-Wapstra - Associate Director for Researcher Development at the University of Tasmania

Style: Pecha Kucha

Creating Collaboration: The story of the White Rose University Consortium

Claire Pickerden - Collaboration Development Manager, White Rose University Consortium

Style: Pecha Kucha

Research Development vs Business Development - Oil and Water?

Stefanie Thorne - Head of Research and Enterprise, University Of Suffolk

Tessa Jones - Manager, Research Development and Graduate Research at Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences

Style: Panel

12:45

Poster sessions: Research Impact & Public Engagement

Lunch

14:00

Plenary session: Experiments in responsible metrics: how can indicators and data be used to support research? Sponsored by *Research Professional

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

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

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

Martin McQuillan - Editor of HE for Research Professional

Style: Plenary

15:00

INORMS Working Group (INVITATION ONLY)

15:30

Coffee Break

Poster sessions: Research Policy & Strategy

16:00

INORMS Council Meeting (INVITATION ONLY)

19:00

INORMS Drinks reception

20:00

INORMS Gala Dinner, Awards Ceremony and Ceilidh

Thursday 7th June, 2018

07:00

Early morning run / walk

09:00

Breakfast and Coffee

09:30

Closing Ceremony

10:00

Plenary session: 'The Art of Being Brilliant'

Andy Cope - Doctor of Happiness, Art of Brilliance

11:30

Coffee Break

Poster sessions: Managing International Collaborations

12:00

Workshops Five - View all

Interpreting those bizarre, complex solicitations: What do they really want from us?

Gai Doran - Director of Research in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University

Dr Robin Drennan - Director for Research Development, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)

Style: Workshop

Implementing Change and Preparing for the Future: the UCSF Research Administration Model

Jean Jones - Senior Associate Director for UCSF’s Office of Sponsored Research

Style: Pecha Kucha

Taking the office out of the Research Office- does it work?

Maryanne Aitken - Executive Director, Research Office, La Trobe University

Style: Workshop

People first, every time: optimizing your most valuable resource to deliver happy staff and best customer service

Ashleigh Merriel - HDR Progressions Coordinator, Flinders University

Dr Anders Friberg - Grants Office, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

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

Style: Panel

New dynamics for new futures: bridging the academic and professional cultures

Dr Mirjam Siesling - Senior Grants Officer, Tilburg University

Dr Aygen Kurt-Dickson Research Development Manager, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Style: Workshop

Who’s Who in the Research Enterprise: Managing Collaborations Across US - UK Research Oversight Structures

Dr Farida Lada - Associate University Provost for Research Administration and Compliance at City University of New York (CUNY)

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

Style: Pecha Kucha

Did the U.S. Uniform Guidance Facilitate or Discourage International Collaborations?

Robert Andresen - Director of Research Financial Services, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr Bella Blaher - Program Manager, University of Melbourne, Australia

Kim Moreland - Associate Vice Chancellor, Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Wisconsin

Style: Workshop

The crafting of information systems in emerging research centres: The case of the Australia-Indonesia Centre.

Megan Power - Monash-Warwick PhD candidate, Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

Style: Panel

Understanding and Managing risk and accountability from a research funders perspective

Gareth Macdonald - Head of Funding Assurance for the Research Councils UK

Style: Workshop

Make OA flow: using identifiers as open connectors for Open Access.

Neil Jacobs - Head of scholarly communications research, Jisc

Josh Brown - Director of Partnerships, ORCID

Style: Workshop

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

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

Lucy Jowett - Research Impact Manager, Northumbria University

Style: Pecha Kucha

Societal impact: 13 reasons why

Esther De Smet - Senior Research Policy Advisor, Ghent University

Style: Pecha Kucha

Beyond Compliance: Responsible Conduct of Research in Canada and Around the World

Trevor Davis - Executive Director, Research Operations, Simon Fraser University

Style: Panel

Global challenges and the internationalisation of research

William Mitchell - Strategic Projects and Partnerships Manager (International), Research Policy, University of Liverpool

Ellie Farnworth - Strategic Projects Manager, University of Liverpool

Maeva Zimmermann - Research Development Officer, University of Liverpool

Style: Panel

13:15

SIG Champion Lunch (INVITATION ONLY)

Poster sessions: Leadership & Professional Development

Lunch

14:15

Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance India Delegation Debrief (INVITATION ONLY)

Workshops Six - View all

Zero to Success in 120 minutes - How to facilitate a two hour meeting effectively.

Liz Ogilvie - Director, The Collective Facilitation Ltd

Caragh Dewis - Director, The Collective Facilitation Ltd

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

How might we develop better interdisciplinary collaboration between international partners?

Toby Scott - Facilitator, Know Innovation

Dr David Lomas - Facilitator, Know Innovation

Style: Workshop

Creating Impact through engagement and creative pathways

Anna Kivilehto - Research Advisor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden

Dr Vanessa Crosby - Manager of UNSW Library’s Research Reporting Unit

Dr Paul Wong - Senior Data Management Specialist with the Australian National Data Service

Jaylene Wehipeihana - Business Growth Advisor, University of Auckland

Marita Hoist -

Style: Panel

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

15:30

Conference officially closes