Presentation on theme: "ARC administrative matters 2015 Centre Directors’ Forum 17 March 2015 Liz Visher Director, Program Partnerships Australian Research Council."— Presentation transcript:
ARC administrative matters 2015 Centre Directors’ Forum 17 March 2015 Liz Visher Director, Program Partnerships Australian Research Council
Less Red Tape Government drive for innovation Improving collaboration—industry and universities Accountability for large investments of public funds Grant issues, research integrity and misconduct Policy Overview
Key management issues for the sector Partnerships with industry and other organisations and managing expectations before, during and after funding Teamwork issues between researchers A mobile workforce—competition is fierce Fellowship suspensions and difficulties with employed staff Overuse of Fellows for teaching and admin Members Board/Committees for Centres Management of expenditure on permissible costs Code of Conduct matters and ethics
Key management issues for the sector continued... Improper use of ARC funds Issues with publications Chief Investigator (CI) misconduct Transfer issues Administrative Organisation issues Partner Organisation issues Personnel issues Ethics issues
What the ARC are doing … Business streamlining—variations and reporting ICT developments—RMS for Postaward Program evaluation for ARC Centres of Excellence Listening to feedback from Centre Directors and Chief Operating Officers Contacting Industrial Transformation Research Program leaders for feedback on establishment issues Considering matters relating to better organisational collaboration, business planning, research leadership and gender equity
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