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Platinum Partners

University Office

Nanyang Technological University

Gold Partners

ResearchMaster Pty Ltd

Thomson Reuters

Silver Partners

Murdoch University


Council of Rural Research & Development Corporations

Bronze Partners

Australian Research Council

James Cook University Singapore

Welcome Reception Partner

University Office


Monash University

Satchel Partner

University of Canberra

Name badge and Lanyard Partner


Lunch Partner - Thursday

Macquarie University

Lunch Partner - Friday

Taylor and Francis

Poster Session Partner

Australian Publishers Association

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The 17th Australasian Research Management Society 2015 Conference “Research Management in a Global Context” will be held in Singapore, 29 September to 2 October. ARMS is the professional society for specialists in management and administration of research, and this year’s conference program includes collaboration meetings, and professional training workshops towards accreditation of research managers.
Since 1999, the ARMS network has grown to involve more than 2000 people from universities, research agencies and institutes, medical research institutes, R&D corporations, research centres, government departments, funding bodies, industrial R&D teams, service providers, commercialisation bodies and consultancies. Our Mission is to be is an international organisation dedicated to the professional development of research managers and administrators, the promotion of the profession of research management and the enhancement of the research enterprise.

The Singapore Chapter of ARMS is honoured to be hosting ARMS 2015 in our region. Singapore is a major commercial hub, ranked in the top 10 per capita GDP countries in the world. Our government has strategically invested in research and innovation due to fierce regional competition in both the manufacturing and service sectors. This commitment is evidenced by its investment of S$16.1 billion for 2011-15 under the Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2015 plan.

The research funding landscape in Singapore is diverse. The Ministry of Education (MOE) is the major provider of research funding. There are a wide selection of competitive research funding sources from public agencies that actively support R&D across a number of disciplines. Our vibrant research and innovation environment comprises a number of highly performing universities, polytechnics, public sector research institutions, hospitals and corporate R&D laboratories who are large players in the global research market.

Research management and administration is viewed as a serious global profession and therefore ARMS 2015 aims to highlight the importance of our profession by presenting best international practice as part of our conference program.

The conference will offer you a unique opportunity for extensive networking with delegates from the SE Asia region and will foster new professional opportunities and friendships. Singapore boasts a multicultural population comprising of Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians and ARMS 2015 will immerse you in a uniquely Singaporean cultural experience.

We are very excited about showcasing our region and look forward to meeting you in Singapore in 2015!

Professor Michael Khor
Convenor, Singapore Chapter

President's Welcome


The world of research administration and management is becoming a global profession. As the research sector rapidly changes, so do opportunities for smart, educated and engaged research administrators and managers. Singapore is an exemplar of a clever innovative research sector and ARMS will be in the middle of this when the 2015 conference takes place in Singapore.

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the innovation of research in Singapore. The emphasis is on learning and engagement; there will be significant opportunities to not just hear about the latest trends in research administration, but to visit sites of international renown, to interact with colleagues from the region and to deepen your insights into the management of research.

Singapore has recently become part of the ARMS community. It is not that far to travel and if you book in advance, it can be cheaper than flying from Melbourne to Brisbane. And for Australia, the exchange rate is usually pretty favourable.

And of course, Singapore is a great place to spend a few days. So why not make it into a multipurpose trip; attend the conference and then see the sites in the region. Make it your intention to attend, and be creative in finding a way to make it happen. After all, finding a way to make things happen is what we do for our research colleagues; it is your turn!

I look forward to seeing you all in
Singapore 2015!

Best wishes

Dr Simon Kerr
President, ARMS

ARMS 2015 Conference Organising Committee

ARMS 2015 Conference Program Committee

Key Dates

Abstract SubmissionClosed
Early Bird RegistrationClosed
Draft Program Available19 June 2015
Standard Registration Opens1 July 2015
Standard Registration Closes31 August 2015
Late Registration Opens1 September 2015

Information for Media Representatives

Media representatives working in any media of accredited organisations , at the discretion of ARMS, are most welcome to register and attend ARMS 2015 , and attend any sessions.
You can seek media registration by emailing and indicate the organisation you represent.
Your media pass name badge will be available from the registration desk on the ARMS 2015 conference floor.
Please present your ID to receive your name badge.
Note - there are no media filing facilities available at the conference venue.

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