AAMRI Networks: connecting medical research institute professional staff

AAMRI Networks: connecting medical research institute professional staff

Goals of the AAMRI Networks 

AAMRI Networks connect professional staff working at medical research institutes. They provide a forum for ongoing, open discussion and sharing of ideas among institutes. Professional staff often face common challenges that are specific to medical research institutes. Each network organises an annual networking event to meet in person.

Given the diverse and dynamic nature of medical research institute activities, several AAMRI networks have overlapping interests and stay connected.

Communication across the networks is facilitated by AAMRI through private email groups. Staff members who are part of the network can post to the group and respond to other posts via email.

 

How to join AAMRI Staff Networks 

If you are a staff member at an AAMRI member institute, and would like to join one or more of our networks (summaries of Network’s are below) complete the form, or email communications@aamri.org.au. 

If you would like to check if your medical research institute is a member of AAMRI, please see our member page.

Please select the Medical Research Network you would like to join:

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Current AAMRI Networks  

 

Medical Research IT Network 

Connecting Chief Information Officers, IT Managers and other senior IT staff at AAMRI member medical research institutes. The IT Network’s annual event is usually held in September each year.

 

Medical Research HR Managers Network 

Connecting human resources managers and senior staff working in human resources (people and culture) at AAMRI member medical research institutes. The HR Managers event is usually held in March each year.

 

Medical Research RAO Network 

Connecting Research Administration Officers (RAOs) and other staff involved in grant administration at AAMRI member medical research institutes.

 

Fundraising and Philanthropy Network

Connecting Fundraisers, Development Managers, Foundation CEO’s, Philanthropy professionals, Marketing specialist and Communications specialist to discuss donor management, benchmarking, experiences and key issues in the medical research institute sector.

 

Legal Counsel Network 

Connecting Legal professionals in a confidential setting to discuss key medical research topics and issues. This network is for those working as internal legal counsel for MRIs.

 

Finance network

This network connects finance managers working at MRIs. The network discusses regulatory and policy issues affecting the sector.

 

Medical Research Governance Network 

Connecting professional and support staff directly responsible for research governance policies and processes (including human research governance) at AAMRI member medical research institutes.

The Medical Research Governance Network usually holds a joint networking event with the Medical Research Strategy Network (below) in late May/early June each year.

Topics discussed at the 2019 networking event included clinical research governance; research data management, and preparing your institute for compliance with the updated research Code of Conduct.

 

Medical Research Strategy Network 

Connecting professional and support staff directly responsible for managing and executing institute strategic activities in research management and development at AAMRI member medical research institutes.

Topics discussed at the 2019 networking event (jointly held with the Medical Research Governance Network, above) included evaluating research impact and translation; the new NHMRC grant program, gender equality at MRIs and the changing funding landscape for medical research.