The ARC and NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council), in association with ARMS (Australasian Research Management Society), will again be hosting the Research Administrators’ Seminar. This annual event will be held at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra on 14 (NHMRC Day) and 15 November (ARC Day) 2016.

Research Administrators who wish to attend this event should complete the registration form:

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Registrations will close Friday, 7 October 2016. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email

Please note, registrations are required to attend this event. It is recommended to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited. Please note that the ARC and NHMRC take no responsibility for travel or accommodation arrangements. 




Day Two Agenda 

Day Two: Tuesday, 15 November 2016—Australian Research Council

Hyatt Hotel, Canberra



9:00 – 9:30am

Coffee and Registration

9:30 - 10:00am

Welcome by the ARC CEO

10.00 – 10.30am

NCGP Update

10:30 – 11:00am

Morning Tea

11:00 – 11:30am

ARC Observer Programme – Insights from RO Selection Meeting Observers

11:30 – 12:00

What is happening on the three I’s – Integrity (and ethics), Indigenous and International - ARC Strategy and Policy update

12:00 – 12:30pm

RMS Update

12:30 – 1:30pm


1:30 – 2:00pm

ERA and Research Engagement & Impact update

2:00 – 3:00pm

Research Offices’ Roundtable—Dr Sharon Kitt, Federation University

  • 2.00 – 2.20pm – Ms Deepa Balakrishnan, La Trobe University
    Topic 1: Facilitating collaboration including MIAs

  • 2.20 – 2.35pm – Dr Neale Yates, Swinburne University of Technology
    Topic 2: Research Impact: Project Planning & Assessments Dr Neale Yates
  • 2.35 – 2.50pm – Ms Nicole Thompson, University of Queensland
    Topic 3: Institutional management of Continuous LP processes Ms Nicole Thompson
  • 2.50 – 3.00pm 
    Panel Q&A 


3:00 – 3:30pm

Afternoon tea


Parallel Sessions

3:30 – 4:30pm

Introduction to the ARC



Dr Laura Dan


Research Leadership



ARC Executive Directors


Industry Collaborations



Liz Visher