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Thank you to everyone who joined us in Belfast for ARMA 2019! It was amazing to welcome so many of you to our annual conference.

You can now access the conference presentations from the programme. Simply locate and click into the session you wish to view and find the ‘Download the presentation’ link at the bottom of the abstract.

Video copies of our plenary sessions are also available.

Strands:

  • Policy & Strategy
  • Funding & Development
  • Project & Portfolio Development
  • Culture, Environment & People
  • Impact & Public Engagement
  • Governance

Guest speakers:

  • Abbie Mckenna, AdvanceHE
  • Ben Goldacre, best-selling author, broadcaster, campaigner, medical doctor and academic
  • Claire Fraser, Research England
  • David Sweeney, Research England
  • Ehsan Masood, science and policy journalist
  • Emma Flynn, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Glenn Patterson, author and Professor of Creative Writing at Queen’s University Belfast
  • James Parry, UKRIO
  • Rachel Bruce, JISC
  • Simon Kay, Wellcome
  • Vivienne Stern, Universities UK
  • William Blair, National Museums Northern Ireland
  • And more below!

Programme 2019

16th June 2019

Event
Date & Time:

16th June 2019
17:00 - 20:15

Room:

Hilton Hotel

Welcome and the ARMA Conference Quiz

To welcome you to #ARMA2019 – and to the wonderful city of Belfast – we’re inviting you to join us at the Hilton hotel for a quick tipple. Just next door to the Conference venue, you’ll also be able to get your bearings for the rest of your stay. No ARMA Conference would be the […]

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Event
Date & Time:

16th June 2019
18:00 - 21:00

Room:

Merchant Hotel

Sponsor:

*Research Professional Question Time

We’re delighted that our media partners, *Research Professional, are hosting their fantastic Question Time event, now a key part of the ARMA Conference programme. QT will feature a panel of distinguished speakers discussing key research issues of the day.

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Sponsor: *Research Professional

17th June 2019

Event
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
08:00 - 08:45

Room:

Hall 2a

Sponsor:

Breakfast Symposium: How to Diversify Beyond Your Usual Income Streams with Idox

Explore ways of identifying and maximising alternative sources of international research funding and support, namely: How to source more obscure funds Tips to bear in mind when applying to an unknown funder or programme for the first time Disseminating funding information quickly to an academic audience Improving success rates Join our symposium to receive practical […]

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Speakers: Karen Lewis, Martin Clancy, Remco van der Zouw
Level: Open to all
Sponsor: RESEARCHconnect
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
09:45 - 11:00

Room:

Studio

UKRI Open Access Review

This session will be led by Rachel Bruce (Head of Open Research, UKRI) and Claire Fraser (Senior Policy Adviser, Research England). The UKRI Open Access Review concerns open access to research articles, conference proceedings, and monographs and concerns the policies of the Councils of UKRI. The discussion at this session will feed into the UKRI […]

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Speakers: Claire Fraser, Rachel Bruce
Theme: Guest session
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
09:45 - 11:00

Room:

Hall 2a

Mentoring in Practice

The purpose of this session is to examine three different models of mentoring scheme and consider the value, impact and practicalities of each one. Abbie McKenna supports the women-only Aurora leadership initiative across the island of Ireland, and will discuss the role, impact and benefits of mentorship, a key element of participants’ development.   The Aurora […]

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Speakers: Ann Charlett-Day, Tony Roche, Abbie McKenna
Theme: Guest session
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
09:45 - 11:00

Room:

Meeting Room 3b

Research Evaluation and Research Impact: Connecting agendas through the INORMS Working Groups

At INORMS 2018, two working groups were established to address key issues in international research management. ‘Research Evaluation’, led by Dr Elizabeth Gadd, and ‘Research Impact and Stakeholder Engagement (RISE)’ co-led by Dr David Phipps and Dr Julie Bayley have been exploring and consulting on a range of issues since. ‘Research Evaluation’ is focused on […]

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Speakers: Dr Elizabeth Gadd, Dr Julie Bayley
Theme: Policy & strategy
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
09:45 - 11:00

Room:

Meeting Room 3a

Research Ethics, Integrity and Governance: What is the difference and who is responsible?

A culture of integrity is vital for society to trust research and researchers. If discoveries cannot be trusted there can be no innovation or impact, and no justification for funding. In 2014 the Nuffield Council on Bioethics published an influential report examining the culture of scientific research. The report concluded that while the virtues most […]

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Speakers: Dr Simon Kolstoe
Theme: Governance
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
09:45 - 10:15

Room:

Meeting Room 2b

Funding Noir: A Research Proposal Murder Mystery

A research proposal lies dead. Suspicion falls on the funders but are they really to blame for the murder? You have an academic in mourning, and research office in pain – or perhaps even seeking revenge – but how much were you and they to blame for the untimely death of an innovative research idea? […]

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Speakers: Dr Boleslaw Czarnecki, Al Innes
Theme: Funding & development
Level: Open to all
Event
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
09:45 - 11:00

Room:

The Wellbeing Zone

Game of Thrones whittling

Winter is coming! Well, it is if you’re a Game of Thrones fan. To help keep you safe, you’ll need to get your hands on a dragon-glass sword, hand-whittled from a piece of oak and completed with a touch of magic. How? By joining the sword whittling workshop sessions at the ARMA Conference. Run by […]

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Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
09:45 - 11:00

Room:

Meeting Room 2a

SIG: Medical & Health Services

Since the launch of the General Data Protection Regulations in 25th May 2018, organisations were required review, and in many cases revise existing policies, procedures and guidance. One of which has been reviewing governance procedures in order to evidence Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA’s) across different research projects and across research levels.   One notable change for […]

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Speakers: Alison Lloyd
Theme: Special Interest Group
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
09:45 - 11:00

Room:

Hall 2b

A healthy & prosperous research culture: the how, the why and the what, a discussion

In a changing environment that experiences a number of external forces and influences such as REF & Brexit it is important that institutions have a healthy and prosperous research culture. But what does a healthy and prosperous research culture mean? Join us to explore the what, they how and the why of research culture, sharing […]

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Speakers: Dr Fiona Millar, Rachel Beaton
Theme: Policy & strategy
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
10:30 - 11:00

Room:

Meeting Room 2b

Auditor: Friend or Foe?

Auditors are usually considered to a necessary “devil” in terms of research management. This session, run by auditors (but we consider ourselves to be nice auditors!) will look at the necessities of audit, why we do it, what common problems are found, and include humorous anecdotes along the way. Come along and share your experiences!

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Speakers: Charles Shannon, Jonathan Gray
Theme: Project & portfolio management
Level: Open to all
Event
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
11:00 - 11:30

Room:

The Wellbeing Zone

Massage & Yoga sessions

We are bringing mindfulness and relaxation to #ARMA2019 with Maitri Studio! The locally based wellness specialists will be providing our conference delegates with the opportunity to enjoy yoga and relaxation techniques during programme breaks, including a complimentary massage session. Bliss! Meet the instructors! We will be joined by Claire and Sam from Maitri. Please note […]

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Event
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
11:00 - 11:30

Room:

Exhibition Hall

Break

No Details Available.

Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
11:05 - 11:30

Room:

Exhibition Hall Roundtable Space 1

UKRI Open access review: Meet the Speakers

Enjoyed what you heard in the session but want to find out more? This is your chance to ask questions in a much smaller group, and delve into the topics in more detail. 

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Speakers: Claire Fraser, Rachel Bruce
Theme: Guest session
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
11:30 - 12:45

Room:

Main Auditorium

New Horizons: Prosperity & Resilience in Research Management

Our speakers will present perspectives on the importance of prosperity and resilience within the Higher Education sector. Our community is operating in a very changeable environment: our involvement in future European framework programmes is uncertain; new partnerships are being forged across the globe; financial difficulties and the pressure to perform in assessments and league tables […]

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Speakers: David Sweeney, Prof Emma Flynn, Vivienne Stern
Theme: Plenary Session
Level: Open to all
Event
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
12:45 - 14:00

Room:

Hall 2a

Sponsor:

Lunchtime Symposium: Working with Nature: How to strengthen your institution’s published output and international profile with Nature Research

The Partnerships and Solutions teams at Nature Research provide many opportunities to enhance your institution’s impact in science. Your researchers can be trained by Nature Research editors to turn great science into great papers. Your manuscripts can be pushed to a new level with Nature Research editing services. Your international visibility can be boosted with […]

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Speakers: Rory Mulkerrins, Natalie Ludwig
Level: Open to all
Sponsor: Nature Research
Event
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
12:45 - 14:00

Room:

The Wellbeing Zone

Massage & Yoga sessions

We are bringing mindfulness and relaxation to #ARMA2019 with Maitri Studio! The locally based wellness specialists will be providing our conference delegates with the opportunity to enjoy yoga and relaxation techniques during programme breaks, including a complimentary massage session. Bliss! Meet the instructors! We will be joined by Claire and Sam from Maitri. Please note […]

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Event
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
12:45 - 14:00

Room:

Exhibition Hall

Lunch

No Details Available.

Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

Hall 2b

Creativity as methodology: Thriving during periods of change and uncertainty

This session will offer attendees the opportunity to engage in conversations surrounding the future of Research Administration and Management during periods of change and uncertainty. Representing three research-intensive universities, with diverse organisational structures and research priorities, Pascale, Paul, and Elizabeth will begin the session with a short introduction by way of sharing their experiences of […]

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Speakers: Dr Elizabeth Penner, Dr Paul Davidson, Pascale Fanning-Tichborne
Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

Meeting Room 3b

‘I challenge you to a duel! Maintaining balance in dual support funding

The dual support system is at the heart of public funding of research and development within the UK, but its role is sustaining the success of the research sector is often overlooked. This mixed funding model comprises strategically targeted investment through the research councils delivered in parallel to block grant funding awarded to universities through […]

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Speakers: David Roberts, Jennifer Evans
Theme: Funding & development
Level: Leadership
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

Studio

The Importance of International partnerships

International partnerships are growing in importance, and with this growth we need to understand the benefits, the challenges, the opportunities and needs across the partnerships. We have seen significant increase in available funding for partnerships with LMICs through the Global Challenges Research Fund; Universities investing in international campuses and new bi-lateral funding agreements between the […]

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Speakers: Simon Kay, Rachael Sara-Kennedy, Ehsan Masood
Theme: Guest session
Level: Open to all
Event
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

The Wellbeing Zone

Game of Thrones whittling

Winter is coming! Well, it is if you’re a Game of Thrones fan. To help keep you safe, you’ll need to get your hands on a dragon-glass sword, hand-whittled from a piece of oak and completed with a touch of magic. How? By joining the sword whittling workshop sessions at the ARMA Conference. Run by […]

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Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

Meeting Room 3a

When is it time to ask for help? Successful working between universities and research consultants

We are under continual pressure as research support professionals, working in an ecosystem driven by deadlines, income and metrics. With the looming outcome of the Augar review, Brexit, and increased competition for research funding and in REF performance, there has never been a more pressing need for university’s to think strategically. However, as institutions we […]

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Speakers: Lorna Wilson, Dr Jo Edwards
Theme: Policy & strategy
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

Meeting Room 1a

Using research outcomes data to inform strategy and planning at a research institution

Researchfish has been collecting research outcomes data for 12 years, tracking over £50 billion worth of awards annually from 160 organisations. The data collected covers publications as well as knowledge exchange activities, collaborations, policy influences, public engagement, and other indicators relevant to pathways to impact of academic research. The depth and breadth of the data […]

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Speakers: Dr Vera Hazelwood
Theme: Policy & strategy
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

Meeting 2b

SIG: Audit & Compliance

Fireside chat – an open forum for Audit & Compliance SIG or other ARMA members to ask any questions and discuss current areas of concern in a comfortable environment.

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Speakers: Charles Shannon,
Theme: Special Interest Group
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

Meeting Room 2a

SIG: Research Excellence Framework

The REF ARMA SIG will be an opportunity to meet with your fellow REF colleagues and discuss some of the more detailed queries relating to REF. There will be an open question and answer session, followed by a session on how to keep your cool whilst managing a REF submission. This will include a panel […]

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Speakers: Anna Grey
Theme: Special Interest Group
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
14:45 - 15:15

Room:

Meeting Room 1b

What skills do we need for research development roles and for business development roles?

With the increasingly interdisciplinarity and challenge-led focus of the external research environment, we are seeing more of a need for support for academic colleagues which requires skill sets from both research and business development professionals. We are even seeing the onset of “hybrid” development roles, which encompass skills from both different arenas. Such changes are […]

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Speakers: Julie Swinbank
Theme: Funding & development
Level: Open to all
Event
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:15 - 15:45

Room:

The Wellbeing Zone

Massage & Yoga sessions

We are bringing mindfulness and relaxation to #ARMA2019 with Maitri Studio! The locally based wellness specialists will be providing our conference delegates with the opportunity to enjoy yoga and relaxation techniques during programme breaks, including a complimentary massage session. Bliss! Meet the instructors! We will be joined by Claire and Sam from Maitri. Please note […]

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Event
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:15 - 15:45

Room:

Exhibition Hall

Break

No Details Available.

Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:45 - 16:15

Room:

Meeting Room 2a

Institutional partnerships for managing research data and beyond at Lancaster University 

Please note: this session is a PechaKucha and is booked with ‘Ethical review for research in developing countries’ as a block.  This presentation will explore the work carried out at Lancaster University by the Library Service, in close partnership with the Research Office, to develop a suite of services that deliver far greater resilience for […]

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Speakers: Thomas Shaw
Theme: Governance
Level: Leadership
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:45 - 16:15

Room:

Meeting Room 1a

Research for development: a toolkit for building research partnerships with LMICs

This workshop will equip delegates with the practical tools needed to identify and assess potential research partners in low and middle income countries (LMICs). The presenters will share their own experiences of evaluating and enhancing research systems and organisations in Africa and Asia, including: A multi-donor initiative to strengthen the research management capacity of Africa’s […]

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Speakers: Rob Johnson, Therina Theron
Theme: Funding & development
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:45 - 16:15

Room:

Meeting Room 2a

Ethical review for research in developing countries

Please note: this session is a PechaKucha and is booked with ‘Institutional partnerships for managing research data and beyond’ as a block.  With the emergence of GCRF, Newton Fund and other ODA-related funding more and more academics are performing research in developing countries. Research managers and administrators need to be aware of the funder requirements […]

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Speakers: Arwen Bate
Theme: Governance
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00

Room:

Meeting Room 2b

Cultures of Multi-disciplinarity: Catalysing, developing and supporting research that spans disciplines

The drive for multidisciplinary research (MDR) is of increasing importance across the research landscape, with funding applications, REF and Public Engagement all giving special consideration to research that spans academic disciplines. However, achieving a vibrant multidisciplinary environment is challenging with cultural, structural and logistical barriers that must be surmounted in order to build effective collaborations. […]

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Speakers: David Evans, Dr Zoe Bolton, Dr Caitriona Curtis, Sue Gilligan
Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00

Room:

Studio

Towards making full and immediate Open Access a reality: the future of Open Access policy

A growing international consortium of research funders have joined together to form cAOlition S  and have launched Plan S with the aim of making full and immediate open access a reality. A recent consultation elicited over 600 individual, institutional, learned society and publisher responses and these have informed the Guidelines for Implementation. These Principles and […]

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Speakers: Chris Banks, David Sweeney, Steve Byford, Valerie McCutcheon
Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00

Room:

Meeting Room 3a

Creating a dedicated space to kick start the writing process: creative approaches to building resilience

Demands on the time of both academics and professional services continues to grow – especially against a backdrop of shorter funder deadlines and institutionally set demands around preparing for REF as examples. We have used both Writing Retreats and Writing Sprints as easily adaptable tools to counter time-related stresses, providing a positive space and structure […]

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Speakers: Sarah Jones, Dr Anne Priest, Dr Emma Gibbard
Theme: Funding & development
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00

Room:

Meeting Room 3b

SIG: Research Development

With the Augar review on the horizon and Brexit right on the doorstep, the external landscape is evolving in such a way that means resilience has never been more important for institutions. However with the planned increased investment for R&D spending (to increase to 2.4%) and new funding streams becoming available, we also are faced […]

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Speakers: Lorna Wilson, Aygen Kurt-Dickson
Theme: Special Interest Group
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00

Room:

Meeting Room 1b

SIG: Arts & Humanities

The Arts & Humanities SIG Meeting and Best Practice Exchange will offer anyone who works with arts and humanities researchers the opportunity to discuss current issues and challenges in providing research support and management for arts & humanities research and academics. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to propose the key topics they […]

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Speakers: Christie Walker, Eleanor Glenton
Theme: Special Interest Group
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00

Room:

Hall 2a

Developing the Cambium spirit – encouraging initiative, building resilience and focusing on the future

Research Departments are under pressure to bring in as much research income as possible and support researchers in finding innovative solutions and new partnerships. They have to do so in an environment of political uncertainty, budgetary challenges and complex relationships – and in a way that ensures they are able to continue to attract, motivate […]

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Speakers: Ed Montgomery, Dr Richard Plenty
Theme: Guest session
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00

Room:

Hall 2b

SIG: Research Impact

Impact is increasingly significant within the research landscape, and research managers represent the ‘frontline’ of support, strategy and expertise. The growth of the impact related roles over recent years pays testament to the relevance of impact to the Research Management community, and with new impact agendas emerging internationally it is ever more important that the […]

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Speakers: Alisha Peart, Dr Anthony Atkin, Lucy Jowett
Theme: Special Interest Group
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
16:30 - 17:00

Room:

Meeting Room 1a

Due diligence – who decides? Managing the risks associated with international research partnerships

As international research partnerships are becoming more frequent, and funder compliance is increasing in breadth and complexity, like many other universities, the University of Manchester (UoM) has had to review how risks associated with international research partnerships are identified and managed. The devolved structure at UoM presented a particular challenge. In a non-centralised organisation, who […]

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Speakers: Helen Redmond, Lita Denny
Theme: Governance
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
16:30 - 17:00

Room:

Meeting Room 2a

RAAAP-2: Research Administration As A Profession – Second Survey – A Discussion

In 2018, INORMS, the International Network of Research Management Societies – currently led by ARMA – created an international TaskForce (INORMS RAAAP) to revisit the 2016 RAAAP survey questionnaire in order the start collecting longitudinal data about our profession. By the time of the conference the RAAAP-2 questionnaire will be available and the survey should […]

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Speakers: Dr Simon Kerridge, Patrice Ajai-Ajagbe, Dr Julie Bayley
Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Event
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
17:30 - 00:00

Room:

External activity

Walking Tours

Booking will be available in the app. Walking tour of Belfast’s street art Join Ulster University’s Omar El Masri for a conversation and walking tour that explores Belfast’s street art scene against the backdrop of a changing urban landscape brought on by legacies of conflict, segregation, urban regeneration and redevelopment. Find out more about Omar […]

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Event
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
19:30 - 01:00

Room:

The Belfast Cathedral

Annual Conference Gala Dinner

Full information available here: http://www.armaconference.com/the-annual-conference-gala-dinner/

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18th June 2019

Event
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
08:00 - 08:45

Room:

Hall 2b

Sponsor:

Breakfast Symposium: RESEARCHconnect User Group Symposium with Idox

RESEARCHconnect users are invited to a User Group Symposium. This is a great opportunity to network and share experiences with like-minded people attending the conference. Discuss RESEARCHconnect tools, share best practises, chat about different experiences and successes. Come and make the most of this exclusive session to meet with the RESEARCHconnect community, including members of […]

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Speakers: Kathryn Andrews, Sarah Key
Level: RESEARCHconnect users only
Sponsor: RESEARCHconnect
Event
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
08:15 - 09:00

Room:

Hall 2a

ARMA Annual General Meeting

ARMA (UK)’s yearly meeting of our members and Directors of the association, to report on the year’s events, finances and outstanding reports from the Chair. All ARMA members are invited to attend and breakfast rolls will be made available from 8am, for those who wish to join us. Members will be asked to sign in […]

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Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
09:15 - 10:30

Room:

Main Auditorium

Bad Science / Wrong Number

Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average […]

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Speakers: Dr Ben Goldacre
Theme: Plenary Session
Level: Open to all
Event
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
10:30 - 11:15

Room:

Exhibition Hall

Break

No Details Available.

Event
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
10:30 - 11:15

Room:

The Wellbeing Zone

Massage & Yoga Sessions

We are bringing mindfulness and relaxation to #ARMA2019 with Maitri Studio! The locally based wellness specialists will be providing our conference delegates with the opportunity to enjoy yoga and relaxation techniques during programme breaks, including a complimentary massage session. Bliss! Meet the instructors! We will be joined by Claire and Sam from Maitri. Please note […]

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Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
11:15 - 11:45

Room:

Meeting Room 2a

Never mind the b*!!*cks, here’s building grant writing skills

With many newer universities looking to increase their research activity and quality, grow research funding and embed impact into research, Bournemouth University presents for discussion an approach it is taking to build a more Research Councils-savvy culture. Together with Stephen Kemp, BU developed a Research Council Development Scheme in 2018, which allows cohorts of academics […]

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Speakers: Jo Garrad, Dr Stephen Kemp, Genna del Rosa
Theme: Funding & development
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
11:15 - 12:30

Room:

Hall 2a

When is a framework not a framework? Concordats and their influence on the research environment

How many of us know how many concordats our funders and institutions are keeping tabs on? And how many of us actually use these documents to genuinely shape our research environments? This session will look at: the range of concordats that exist to help more fully recognise their importance and influence across the research environment […]

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Speakers: Jennifer Evans
Theme: Policy & strategy
Level: Leadership
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
11:15 - 12:30

Room:

Hall 2b

Resilient research information management – stewardship, partnership and advocacy

Researchers and their teams spend nearly half of their time on administration rather than research. Some administrative burden is expected for good management and compliance but duplication & complexity is on the rise in the administrative information being collected from researchers (proposals, CVs, institutional and funder reporting, etc.) – there is a dual problem of […]

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Speakers: Jennifer Stergiou, Dr Simon Kerridge, Valerie McCutcheon
Theme: Policy & strategy
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
11:15 - 12:30

Room:

Meeting Room 3a

We are what we think about all day long: positive introspection for the research community

This workshop draws on aspects of LJMU’s ACTivator researcher development programme and the Erasmus + funded TRANSPEER international development programme. The academic environment involves frequent judgements, intense competition and multiple demands. Many researchers are increasingly reporting feeling overwhelmed, experiencing ‘imposter syndrome’ and other confidence ‘blockers’ which hinder performance and productivity. Subsequently, those who support researchers […]

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Speakers: Melanie Jones
Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
11:15 - 11:45

Room:

Meeting Room 1b

Still I rise

Please note: this session is a PechaKucha and is booked with ‘Celebrating Research Impact from an international perspective: from National Assessment Frameworks to the Impact Ranking’ as a block.  Change is one of the few certainties in life and, in Research and Business Development functions change has now become the routine rather than exception. For […]

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Speakers: Dr Camelia Dijkstra
Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
11:15 - 12:30

Room:

Meeting Room 3b

SIG: EU & International

The ARMA EU & International Special Interest Group will be hosting a drop-in session for its SIG members and those interested in the group with the following objectives: 1. To discuss the next actions and priorities for the group over the next year. 2. To discuss the main challenges associated with EU & International topics and […]

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Speakers: Bikramjeet Singh
Theme: Special Interest Group
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
11:15 - 12:30

Room:

Studio

Behind the curtain at REF

Ever wondered how the REF Guidance on Submission gets produced? Who reads the responses to consultations and how do comments get built in to any changes, or why were some not included? What happens to REF submissions, once an institution hits the send button?  Do outputs sent to the REF warehouse ever get read? This […]

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Speakers: Anna Grey, Kim Hackett
Theme: Guest session
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
12:00 - 12:30

Room:

Meeting Room 1b

Straws, camels and backs: cultivating empathy and resilience in difficult times

Tomorrow’s the deadline, you’re waiting on others to get back to you, and the budget’s a mess. Tensions are high and this is one of many bids on the go. If this is your usual day-to-day, what’s life like for your applicant – and, for that matter, your colleague sitting beside you, the Head of […]

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Speakers: Dr Tania Cleaves, Dr Liese Perrin
Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
12:00 - 12:30

Room:

Meeting Room 2a

Creating diamonds under pressure: finding the gems in research support strategies

Research funding is going through a period of significant change, with a number of new research funds being introduced often with high demands and short or conflicting deadlines set within an ambiguous political landscape; thus the role of the research office in providing funding advice has become increasingly complex. Research offices are challenged with maintaining […]

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Speakers: Dr Cecilia Fenech Brincat
Theme: Funding & development
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
12:30 - 14:00

Room:

The Wellbeing Zone

Massage & Yoga Sessions

We are bringing mindfulness and relaxation to #ARMA2019 with Maitri Studio! The locally based wellness specialists will be providing our conference delegates with the opportunity to enjoy yoga and relaxation techniques during programme breaks, including a complimentary massage session. Bliss! Meet the instructors! We will be joined by Claire and Sam from Maitri. Please note […]

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18th June 2019
12:30 - 14:00

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External activities

Black Cab Tours, Walking Tours & Barista Workshops

Bookings will be made available in the app. Walking tour of Belfast’s street art Join Ulster University’s Omar El Masri for a conversation and walking tour that explores Belfast’s street art scene against the backdrop of a changing urban landscape brought on by legacies of conflict, segregation, urban regeneration and redevelopment. Find out more about […]

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Event
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
12:30 - 14:00

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Exhibition Hall

Lunch

No Details Available.

Event
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
13:00 - 14:00

Room:

Hall 2a

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Lunchtime Symposium: New Horizons: Prosperity and Resilience – What will the world of research look like 10 years from now? Sponsored by Elsevier

Disruption is all around us, and the research ecosystem, too, is undergoing rapid and profound change. This transformation is being fuelled by a wide range of factors, from advances in technology and funding pressures to political uncertainty and population shifts. This symposium will explore how these trends might shape the research landscape and environment, both […]

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Speakers: Dr Lesley Thompson, Dr Andrew Plume
Level: Open to all
Sponsor: Elsevier
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

Meeting room 2b

KPMG Session: FSSG project on Sustaining Research Facilities

The Financial Sustainability Strategy Group led a study to appraise how to sustain medium scale research facilities.  This identified issues and good practice from across a range of institutions.  This session will provide an overview of the study and talk through the findings and suggestions for how institutions can improve the financial sustainability of medium […]

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Speakers: Andrew Bush
Theme: Guest session
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

Studio

The research integrity concordat: key issues, research culture and best practice

In 2018, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee reported concerns about compliance by universities with The Concordat to Support Research Integrity. The Concordat was designed to safeguard a culture of good practice in academic, scientific and medical research, as well as being a condition of grants from the major UK research funders. This session […]

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Speakers: James Parry
Theme: Guest session
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
14:00 - 14:30

Room:

Meeting Room 1a

Facilitating a Centre/Departmental Research Strategy

Please note: this session is a PechaKucha and is booked with ‘Ups and Downs of Research Support’ as a block.  Academic research departments are staffed by Principal Investigators who have a primary responsibility to their own research goals and to those in their research groups. Consequently, divisions (perceived or otherwise), silos, or isolation within a […]

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Speakers: Catriona Anderson
Theme: Policy & strategy
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

Meeting Room 1b

SIG: Open Access

This session will be the annual SIG meeting for open access. The workshop will explore issue and information sharing around open access, research data management, and reporting and managing research outputs.   We will brainstorm and prioritise current issues and agree actions.   The session will include short updates and discussion on current activities as voted for […]

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Speakers: Valerie McCutcheon
Theme: Special Interest Group
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

Meeting room 3a

The responsible use of citation and publication indicators to select outputs for the REF

This session is organised by the ARMA Research Evaluation Special Interest Group  The responsible use of citation and publication indicators to select outputs for the REF is an issue that is occupying most UK research managers at the moment.  In this session, Clarivate will provide an overview of the selection of outputs in past REF […]

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Speakers: Dr Elizabeth Gadd, Matthew McCallum, Jonathan Adams, Simon Thomson
Theme: Special Interest Group
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

Meeting Room 3b

Resilience versus risk when collaborating with international partners

The Global Challenge Research Fund has resulted in a substantial increase in the number of international collaborations and the number of UK research organisations that are leading international collaborative projects. The vast majority of the overseas partners are in Lower or Middle Income Countries (LMICs) and frequently in countries which have a high rate of […]

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Speakers: Pam Hicks, Jennifer Stergiou
Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
14:00 - 14:30

Room:

Meeting Room 1a

Ups and Downs of Research Support

Please note: this session is a PechaKucha and is booked with ‘Facilitating a Centre/Departmental Research Strategy’ as a block.  A light-hearted look at the ups and downs of providing pre-award research support. Starting with the panic associated with short lead times for complex calls. How to regroup, plan, and help to build consortia. Tackling due […]

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Speakers: Dr Susan Alexander
Theme: Funding & development
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

Hall 2a

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: How to Engage, Embed and Enable Inclusive Administrative Support Services and Leadership in Higher Education

This interactive and engaging workshop is open and appropriate for all conference delegates. The session will aim to raise awareness of how embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is demonstrably key to building resilient research management environments.  Across Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s), there is a growing recognition that we all have a responsibility for creating inclusive […]

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Speakers: Annette Hay
Theme: Guest session
Level: Open to all
Event
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
15:15 - 15:45

Room:

Exhibition Hall

Break

No Details Available.

Event
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
15:15 - 15:45

Room:

The Wellbeing Zone

Massage & Yoga sessions

We are bringing mindfulness and relaxation to #ARMA2019 with Maitri Studio! The locally based wellness specialists will be providing our conference delegates with the opportunity to enjoy yoga and relaxation techniques during programme breaks, including a complimentary massage session. Bliss! Meet the instructors! We will be joined by Claire and Sam from Maitri. Please note […]

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Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
15:25 - 15:45

Room:

Exhibition Hall Roundtable Space 1

Research Integrity in the UK: Meet the Speaker

Enjoyed what you heard in the session but want to find out more? This is your chance to ask questions in a much smaller group, and delve into the topics in more detail. 

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Speakers: James Parry
Theme: Guest session
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
15:25 - 15:45

Room:

Exhibition Hall Roundtable Space 2

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Meet the Speaker

Enjoyed what you heard in the session but want to find out more? This is your chance to ask questions in a much smaller group, and delve into the topics in more detail. 

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Speakers: Annette Hay
Theme: Guest session
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00

Room:

Meeting Room 1b

Avoiding Burnout – Saying the same thing to the same people

This workshop will look to explore how best to avoid fatigue in both researchers and research support staff – taking a case study approach. the goal is to look at strategies to overcome burnout when promoting specific funding types. Specifically we will look at recurring funding schemes (e.g. Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships) and discuss how […]

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Speakers: Peter Stephenson
Theme: Funding & development
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00

Room:

Meeting Room 1a

A Meeting of Minds: Finding Parity in the Arena of Academic Research

This session examines the nature and existence of a division found ubiquitously across the sector: that between the academic and the administrator. The language we use to describe our universities’ human hierarchies only serves to underpin this bifurcation: Masters, Senior Lecturers and Heads are assisted by a body of supporting services. A failure to explore […]

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Speakers: Dr Rachel Matthews, Lorna Wilson
Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
15:45 - 16:15

Room:

Meeting Room 3a

New Model Research: Informing the landscape in two research active modern Higher Education Institutions

Adhering to, and demonstrating a firm commitment to research integrity is a something many Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) across the UK are committed to upholding. This is particularly challenging for institutions seeking to transition from teaching-focused/research active towards research intensive with difficulties around funding, work loading and a more nascent research culture. However, with substantial […]

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Speakers: Alison Lloyd, Samantha Lewis
Theme: Governance
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
15:45 - 16:15

Room:

Meeting Room 2b

The Best Case Management System in the World (probably)

Please note: this session is a PechaKucha and is booked with ‘A Case Study in Transforming Research Management’ as a block.  Come and hear why the University of Bristol chose to implement a Case Management system as part of its Award Management project, what the system does, and how it will enable us to deliver […]

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Speakers: Dr Simon Gray
Theme: Project & portfolio management
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
15:45 - 16:15

Room:

Meeting Room 2b

A Case Study in Transforming Research Management

Please note: this session is a PechaKucha and is booked with ‘The Best Case Management System in the World (probably)’ as a block.  In this session, we will explore the steps taken to change the research management service within the University of Glasgow from a group of tasks, which were delivered to our academics and […]

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Speakers: Helen Harkness
Theme: Project & portfolio management
Level: Leadership
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00

Room:

Meeting Room 3b

SIG: Research Contracts

The Research Contracts Special Interest Group session will centre around Brexit and its implications for Research Contracts.  It will cover the practical implications (i.e. increased volume due to changes in staff and projects) and the legal implications (e.g. changes in IP law and data protection law).

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Speakers: Sapna Marwaha
Theme: Special Interest Group
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00

Room:

Hall 2a

A review of UK research funders research governance practices and arrangements

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. We fund leading research teams to produce knowledge and evidence on what works to improve the quality, accessibility, organisation and sustainability of health services in the UK. In 2018, the Foundation conducted a benchmarking […]

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Speakers: Shaun Leamon, Roger Blake, Charlotte England, Justine Daniels, Sian Rowland
Theme: Guest session
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00

Room:

Hall 2b

Open Access Escape Room

This interactive workshop will start with a brief introduction of how this table top Open Access Escape Room will work. Then the participants will be divided into groups of around six people. Each group will enter the virtual (table-top) escape room, guided by the presenters. They will need to solve a series of puzzles using […]

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Speakers: Sarah Slowe, Dr Simon Kerridge
Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
16:30 - 17:00

Room:

Meeting Room 2b

Making it Count: Resilience and opportunity in large programme management

In an era of industrial strategies and regional policy, university research project managers are being pushed to look beyond the management of contracts to expand commercial opportunities and deliver tangible impact in public policy. This expanded capability requires the skills of programme management, an ability to horizon-scan, establish strong relationships with key stakeholders and the […]

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Speakers: Richard Brooks, Patrice Ajai-Ajagbe
Theme: Project & portfolio management
Level: Leadership
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
16:30 - 17:00

Room:

Meeting Room 3a

Research Reproducibility – what is it and why does it matter?

This is part of the REF SIG sessions looking at the different elements of the REF2021 submission. Reproducilibility is a new element in the REF Environment. There have also been developments with the Jisc supported Reproducibility Network. This session will aim to give a brief overview of the issues and how research managers can support […]

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Speakers: Anna Grey
Theme: Governance
Level: Open to all
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