To support the advancement of knowledge and contribute to national innovation, the ARC engages an ARC College of Experts to play a key role in identifying research excellence, moderating external assessments and recommending fundable proposals. It also assists the ARC in recruiting and assigning assessors and in implementing peer review reforms in established and emerging disciplines as well as interdisciplinary areas.

Its members are experts of international standing drawn from the Australian research community: from higher education, industry and public sector research organisations.

ARC College of Experts nominations are approved by the ARC CEO for appointments of one to three years.

Members of the ARC College of Experts assess and rank ARC grant applications submitted under the National Competitive Grants Programme, make funding recommendations to the ARC and provide strategic advice to the ARC on emerging disciplines and cross-disciplinary developments.

The ARC is required to maintain a high standard of professionalism and ethical conduct in its operations. The ARC Guidelines for Disclosure of Interests and Confidentiality Obligations are designed to ensure that all members of the ARC College of Experts are aware of the confidentiality obligations associated with College activities and that conflicts of interest are identified and addressed in a rigorous and transparent way. The ARC requires members of the ARC College of Experts to provide assurances to the ARC that they will abide by the ARC's confidentiality requirements and will disclose to it any conflicts of interest related to their official duties as members.

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ARC College of Experts 2016 

The membership of the 2016 ARC College of Experts has been announced. A complete listing of the ARC College of Experts membership can be found below.

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Members of the ARC College of Experts

There are currently 169 members on the ARC College of Experts.

Selection meeting panels will be drawn from across the ARC College of Experts as necessary.

ARC College of Experts members:

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