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, providing 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. Staff are also free to join more than one of the networks listed below.

 

How to join AAMRI Staff Networks 

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

If you are a staff member at an AAMRI member institute and would like to join one or more of the AAMRI networks listed below please contact enquiries@aamri.org.au. If you would like to check if your medical research institute is a member of AAMRI, please see our member page.

 

 

AAMRI Networks  

 

Medical Research IT Network 

Connecting Chief Information Officers, IT Managers and other senior IT staff at AAMRI member medical research institutes.

 

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.

 

Medical Research RAO Network 

Connecting Research Administration Officers (RAOs) and other staff involved in managing and administrating grants at AAMRI member medical research institutes.

 

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.

Topics discussed at the 2018 networking event included resourcing and management of human research governance; open access publication policies; establishing and maintaining research data management policies and processes; research data and cybersecurity including the new legislation relating to compulsory reporting of data breaches; and managing an allegation of the breach of the 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 2018 networking event included diversifying funding streams at medical research institutes; evaluating research impact and translation; how to support research staff through the transition to the new NHMRC grant program and peer review processes (presentation from NHMRC); internal grant development processes to improve grant quality and success; experiences with the Medical Research Future Fund and update on the current schemes.