University of South Australia
University of Adelaide
Flinders University
ARMS
Belberry Limited
Praxis
ResearchMaster
InfoEd Global
University Office
The George Institute
The Universit of Queensland
The University of Sydney

PRAXIS Australia - Promoting ethics in human research through education and practice

Formed in April 2015, PRAXIS Australia is an independent not for profit company, the result of the shared vision of three recognised authorities in research and research ethics – Bellberry Limited, University of Sydney and Monash University - via it’s partner, Global Reconciliation Limited.

Under the guidance of the PRAXIS Board of Directors, the Executive and it’s highly valued Advisory Committees, PRAXIS continues to create an array of diverse learning and educational opportunities that are designed to respond to the demonstrated needs of the research and HREC sectors.

PRAXIS is committed to ensuring broad and inclusive collaboration and to the provision of high quality, accessible and responsive services, thereby promoting excellence in research and research ethics and enhancing the welfare of research participants.

Bellberry Limited – Promoting and improving the welfare of research participants and the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of research

Bellberry Limited is a national, private not-for-profit organisation providing streamlined scientific and ethical review of human research projects across Australia. Our aim is to promote and improve the welfare of research participants and the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of research.

As a not for profit company, Bellberry donates surplus funds back into the research community.

NHMRC certified, and recognised in the McKeon review as a Best Practice example, Bellberry Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) are professionally managed and operate 24/7 through a dedicated electronic portal providing a paperless and secure HREC process.

Bellberry HRECs provide high quality, independent ethics reviews. With 5 committee meetings every month we are able to offer a guaranteed turnaround time of 20 days from submission of application. Dedicated staff provide support at every stage of the process.

Conference partner

The Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) - Dedicated to Research Management throughout Australia, New Zealand & Singapore

The Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) is the professional society for research managers and administrators working throughout Australasia and Singapore.

Since its founding in 1999, the ARMS network has grown to involve more than 2100 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.

ARMS is dedicated to the professional development of research managers and administrators; the promotion of the profession of management; and the enhancement of the research enterprise. The Society fulfills its mission through:

  • The establishment of a strong and effective professional network of research managers and administrators at all levels and based on a variety of settings through personal relationships, presentations, formal and informal meetings and publications;
  • The development and promotion of professional standards for research management and administrators in Australasia and Singapore consistent with international best practices; and
  • The improvement of the interface between research and its management.

Major Sponsors

University of South Australia (UniSA)

UniSA is Australia’s university of enterprise and is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution established on the dual principles of equity and excellence.

With more than 32,000 students, the university is South Australia’s largest and was ranked 25th in the QS World University Rankings for institutions under 50 years old in 2015.

UniSA offers degree programs across a wide range of subjects including business, law, education, arts and social sciences, health sciences, information technology, engineering and the environment.

University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia’s third oldest university with a strong reputation for research and teaching excellence and graduates that make an impact on the world.

The University has produced over 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first Indigenous winner, and has five Nobel Laureates among its alumni community. There are more than 27,000 students with 26 per cent of them international students from more than 90 countries.

Flinders University

Flinders University is a globally focused, locally connected institution that exemplifies teaching, learning and research excellence. Ranked in the top two per cent of the world’s universities*, Flinders offers a world-class education and has a proud reputation for high quality student experience.

With more than 150 undergraduate and almost 300 postgraduate courses, as well as higher degree research supervision across all disciplines, Flinders is a progressive and innovative institution that is bridging the gap between learning and earning through initiatives such as the Flinders New Venture Institute and Flinders Partners, connecting students, business and industry to drive entrepreneurial growth.

Flinders has a strong and growing research profile, with 90 per cent of their research ranked at or above world class by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA 2015), and 2015 research funding exceeding A$80m.

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17.

Session Sponsors

InfoEd Global

InfoEd Global – Helping institutions in Australia, New Zealand, and around the world grow and manage their research portfolios for 25 years. Discover more at InfoEdGlobal.com.

Queensland University of Technology

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a real-world focus.  We are one of the nation’s fastest growing research universities and our courses are in high demand.  Our campuses offer high quality learning, teaching and research spaces to better meet the needs of students, academics and researchers. QUT is an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip students and graduates with the skills they’ll need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.  QUT invests heavily in collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research environments.

As you are aware, I am also scheduled to present at the conference for two sessions on Thursday 24 November – Ethical Conduct in Social Media Research and Monitoring of Approved Research. Dr Jane Jacobs, Director, Office of Research Ethics and Integrity, will also be presenting with me. If Jane could be included in the program details that would be great. Below is a bio for Jane:

Dr Jane Jacobs is the founder and Director of the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity at QUT.  Dr Jacobs previously worked at Queensland Health for 15 years in policy advice, research ethics and governance.

ResearchMaster

ResearchMaster Enterprise 6 (RME6) is a highly automated, fully integrated, cloud-based research management system providing online Ethics forms designed to match your reporting requirements and workflow processes for the entire Ethics lifecycle.

RME6 is designed, developed and supported in Australia for Australian and New Zealand organizations. It is the most comprehensive Ethics solution on the market.

ResearchMaster has the products to make you more productive and the people to show you how.

The George Institute

The George Institute for Global Health is a global medical research institute headquartered in Sydney, Australia with major centres in China, India and the United Kingdom and offices worldwide. Established in 1999 in Sydney, the Institute is affiliated with The University of Sydney, Oxford University and Peking University Health Science Centre, employs over 600 staff, has over 1100 collaborators globally ranging from industry, academia, health and government, and projects in over 50 countries. The George Institute has been ranked among the top ten research institutes in the world for scientific impact and its research has driven major improvements in the prevention and treatment of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, road safety and many other common killers and causes of disability globally as part of mission to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide.ResearchMaster Enterprise 6 (RME6) is a highly automated, fully integrated, cloud-based research management system providing online

The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland positively influences society by engaging in the pursuit of excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. UQ helps shape the future by bringing together and developing leaders in their fields to inspire the next generation and to advance ideas that benefit the world. UQ strives for the personal and professional success of its students, staff and alumni. UQ ranks in the top 50 as measured by the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. The University also ranks 51 in the QS World University Rankings, 52 in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings, 60 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 55 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. 

University of Sydney

Established as Australia’s first university in 1850, today the University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading, comprehensive research and teaching institutions.Our reputation for global leadership in research and education is reflected in our ranking in the world’s top 50 universities.

Our diverse community of more than 60,000 students and 6,400 academic staff come from more than 130 countries.

We offer Australia’s broadest range of disciplines so our students can shape their education to their interests and society’s newest challenges. That’s why you’ll find our 300,000 alumni sharing our style of thinking in more than 170 countries around the world.

The University’s investment in multidisciplinary research is unrivalled in Australia, and it’s strategy aims to harness its research strengths – including a breadth and depth of disciplinary expertise unique in Australia – to address some of the major global challenges of our time, including:
• obesity
• diabetes and cardiovascular disease
• nanoscale science and technology
• mental health and neurosciences.

The University of Sydney was founded on the principle of providing people from any background with the opportunity to realise their potential through education.

We were one of the first universities in the world to admit students solely on academic merit, and women on the same basis as men.

It’s a principle that drives us today, encouraging our people to push conventions, shape change and improve lives.

Dinner Sponsor

University Office

University Office is an international leader in research management and administration applications and solutions.

Our goal is to minimise the administrative workload faced by researchers and research managers, while effectively addressing any research-related risk facing institutions within our Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA). IRMA is a modular based solution that offers extensive functionality for both human and animal ethics.

University Office is the only Australian-based research management systems provider which is a member of ORCID and we are the inaugural Gold corporate sponsor of the Australian Research Management society (ARMS).

 

Sponsors

University of South Australia
University of Adelaide
Flinders University
ARMS
Belberry Limited
Praxis
ResearchMaster
InfoEd Global
University Office
The George Institute
The Universit of Queensland
The University of Sydney