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21 September 2018

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is continuing to build its support for a diverse research workforce, which will benefit the entire research community. Our commitment to diversity is demonstrated by encouraging all researchers to submit applications, participate in the peer review processes and serve on ARC committees.  

RMS ORCID integration - flowchart
12 September 2018

From November 2018 researchers will be able to auto-populate their research output data into their ARC RMS person profiles and application forms.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.

Katherine Demuth
23 August 2018

Distinguished Professor Katherine Demuth—an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow at the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University, and Director of the Child Language Lab there—is leading a research team that is using both brain imaging and behavioural methods to look at children’s processes acquisition of language.  

ALF recipients
21 August 2018

With a special event at the Australian Parliament House held on 21 August 2018, the Australian Research Council (ARC) celebrated the 2018 recipients of its prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships, and took the opportunity to launch the 2017–18 edition of its publication Making a Difference: Outcomes of ARC supported research.

Distinguished attendees at the event included key representatives from the university sector as well as Australian Government representatives and parliamentarians.

Image: Associate Professor Nick Thieberger. Credit: The University of Melbourne.
13 July 2018

Associate Professor Nick Thieberger is a linguistics academic and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, based at The University of Melbourne, who is digitising and archiving the records of our most at-risk indigenous languages.

Professor Thieberger and his team are building and populating the databases that hold these records, and developing methodology that will allow the public, and particularly speakers of endangered languages, to have greater access to the raw materials of language research including transcripts, words lists, and recordings made in the field.

Image: Image mosaic - 2018 ROO Workshop.  Image credit: Australian Research Council.
28 June 2018

​​​​​​​In June 2018, the ARC invited new staff from Research Offices from all universities to a workshop in Canberra to learn about the ARC post-award functions and processes.

Over 60 participants attended the workshop, representing 35 universities. All ARC post-award staff participated, including key ARC senior executive staff.

Word cloud for Revised code of responsible research conduct
28 June 2018

In June 2018, the CEOs of the ARC, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Universities Australia released a revised Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018 Code) and Guide to managing and investigating potential breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (Investigation Guide).

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research  is a crucial component of the framework for the responsible conduct of research in Australia.

Grant Connect promo button
28 June 2018

The ARC will now be publishing all future grant opportunities under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP) on the GrantConnect website—the whole-of-government grants information system.

The new Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines 2017 require all grant opportunities and grant awards to be published on GrantConnect. It serves as the central point for finding all Commonwealth grant opportunities. This provides the ARC with the facility to forecast, publish and amend grant opportunities together with all supporting documentation, in one single location.

National Reconciliation Week
15 June 2018

The Australian Research Council (ARC) recognises and celebrates National Reconciliation Week, which is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. This year, the theme of National Reconciliation Week is ‘Don’t Keep History a Mystery’, which presents an opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, as a number of research projects funded by the ARC are helping us to do.

A tactile poster describing the process of antigen recognition between T-cell receptors and antigen presenting molecules, highlighting the complexity of the recognition process and its many interactions. Credit: Hynesite Photography & Monash University.
8 June 2018

ARC Australian Laureate Fellow, Professor Jamie Rossjohn, and colleagues, are helping people with low or no vision to experience the fruits of the latest infection and immunity research through a special Sensory Scientific Exhibition and Discovery Day, held at the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University.