menu

News

ARMS Corporate Sponsorship

18 September 2017

University Office is pleased to announce that it has continued its gold corporate sponsorship of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) for a third consecutive year.

University Office has been a supporter of ARMS, and the ARMS conferences, for many years and was the inaugural Gold Corporate Sponsor for ARMS. University Office views the opportunity to provide ARMS with corporate level sponsorship as a means of supporting ARMS in conducting a wide range of member focused activities across the region.

In 2017 University Office has also sponsored for a third consecutive year the University Office Travel Award, an award to provide one eligible ARMS member to attend the ARMS 2017 Wellington Conference.

University Office will once again be exhibiting at ARMS 2017. In line with the theme of the conference University Office will be demonstrating how IRMA can assist institutions to improve how they manage and report on projects, funding and collaborations. Some of the items included in these demonstrations will be the new IRMA user interface, the IRMA mobile app and the IRMA integration to the ARC research management system.

If you are interested in organising a demonstration during the conference please contact us on sales@universityoffice.com.au.

IRMA First with ORCID

Collect and Connect

25 August 2017

As a strong supporter of ORCID, University Office is pleased to announce that the IRMA research management system has been awarded in June this year the Authenticate, Collect and Display badges by ORCID under the ‘Collect and Connect’ program. The Collect and Connect program is run by ORCID to provide a set of resources and guidelines for ORCID integration and engagement. At the point of being awarded the badges, IRMA was the only commercial research management system globally to have been awarded the Authenticate badge and one other badge.

The ORCID integration in IRMA, available since April 2015, has been designed in consultation with ORCID to ensure it embodies the mantra of ORCID to “enter once, re-use often”. This approach has seen the use of ORCID in IRMA spread across a number of a different research disciplines, not just management of research publications.

With work scheduled to extend the ORCID integration in IRMA, University Office looks forward to our continued close association with ORCID and to achieving further recognition under the Collect and Connect program.

If you are interested in learning more about IRMA and the ability to integrate to ORCID please contact us on sales@universityoffice.com.au.

IRMA App Design Unveiled

26 June 2017

IRMA Delivers Animal Ethics

Efficiencies at Murdoch

2 June 2017

Towards the end of 2016 University Office worked closely with Murdoch University to refine the animal usage functionality within the IRMA Animal Ethics module. This collaboration has resulted in significant improvements for Murdoch University relating to animal usage reporting being delivered for the 2016 reporting year, thus allowing Animal Ethics Office at Murdoch University to complete the administrative aspects of the animal usage collection and reporting more quickly.

These efficiencies are the result of number of improvements including:

       
  • Transition from paper animal ethics usage collection forms to online forms
  •    
  • Improved reporting to tracking progress of the animal usage collection process
  •    
  • Use of automatic document preparation to produce usage reporting for the Animal Ethics Committee
  •    
  • Refined business processes with the Animal Ethics Committee

Taking a holistic view to the animal usage collection process has enabled Murdoch University to focus on the aspects of the process that were expected to deliver to greatest efficiency gain.

University Office would like to acknowledge the efforts of the Animal Ethics Office at Murdoch University for their collaborate approach to this initiative and their creativity in identifying the areas for improvements and the insights that could be achieved through targeted reporting.


Dr Erich von Dietz, Manager Research Ethics, says

IRMA has enabled us to provide more efficient and timely reporting. It has automated a number of mundane aspects of the process resulting in significant time and effort savings. We will continue to work closely with University Office to ensure that future improvements continue to refine the process and benefit researchers.


Further information about this story can be found on the Murdoch University website.

If you would like to learn more about IRMA and the benefits it could bring to your organisation please contact us on sales@universityoffice.com.au.

IRMA App for Android and Apple

4 May 2017

ARMS 2017 Sponsorship

28 April 2017

University Office is pleased to announce it is a gold sponsor for the ARMS 2017 conference, which will be held this year in Wellington, New Zealand.

As a longtime supporter of ARMS conferences and as the inaugural Gold Corporate Sponsor for ARMS, University Office values the opportunity that the ARMS conference presents to engage with individuals across the sector on their experiences of the past, thoughts on the present and their vision for the future.

University Office will once again be exhibiting at ARMS 2017. In line with the theme of the conference University Office will be demonstrating how IRMA can assist institutions to improve how they manage and report on projects, funding and collaborations. Some of the items included in these demonstrations will be the new IRMA user interface, the IRMA mobile app and the IRMA integration to the ARC research management system.

If you are interested in organising an exclusive demonstration during the conference or in the days preceding the conference please contact us on sales@universityoffice.com.au

IRMA Research Infrastructure

Launched

28 March 2017

University Office is pleased to launch the new IRMA Infrastructure functionality that allows research organisations to record, categorise, track and associate research infrastructure across their organisation. IRMA infrastructure provides organisations with a scalable means to detail research infrastructure held by their organisation and then associate this infrastructure to projects, contracts, grants, protocols, centres, institutes and students.

By providing a holistic view on research infrastructure, organisations can easily identify existing infrastructure that is in use by current research projects, approvals associated with that infrastructure, who is currently responsible for the research infrastructure and when that infrastructure is likely to be made available for other projects.

IRMA Infrastructure delivers benefits of understanding the utilisation of specific research infrastructure and reduces the risk of duplicate research infrastructure being procured because research infrastructure is not easily discoverable by researchers and administrators.

The design of IRMA Infrastructure allows for infinite flexibility on how infrastructure is categorised, meaning that an organisation can record a wide range of research infrastructure and assets including, but not limited to:

       
  • Laboratories
  •    
  • Laboratory Equipment
  •    
  • Vehicles
  •    
  • Field Equipment
  •        
  • Substances
  •    
  • Materials

Importantly the IRMA Infrastructure feature can also be used to record the metadata for research assets such as research data and samples.

The IRMA Infrastructure functionality comes in built with configurable inspection features which allow for a range of inspections to be conducted against any infrastructure item; including safety, quality, security and maintenance inspections.

If you would like to learn more about IRMA and the benefits it could bring to your organisation please contact us on sales@universityoffice.com.au.

Scopus Integration

14 February 2017

University Office is pleased to announce its agreement with Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, for the integration of the IRMA research management system to Elsevier’s Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

This agreement means IRMA’s highly flexible web services framework can be linked to Scopus, enabling users to automatically harvest data to populate IRMA.

Working with the team at Elsevier has helped University Office deliver our mutual clients access to information available through the advanced interoperability of the IRMA and Scopus products. Using the Scopus API to harvest research outputs and citation information will allow University Office and Elsevier clients to direct their resources to additional value-add services for researchers.

Further information can be found on the Elsevier website.

If you would like information relating to our Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA), or a demonstration of its capabilities, please email sales@universityoffice.com.au..

IRMA Human Ethics at the

University of Wollongong

24 January 2017

University Office congratulates the University of Wollongong on its go-live of the Human Ethics IRMA module.

The implementation for the IRMA Human Ethics module saw the University of Wollongong migrate from an in-house system and as part of the implementation the team at the University of Wollongong undertook an optimisation of business processes and consulted widely as part of the project. The achievement by the team at the University of Wollongong is all the more impressive as it is involves a range of stakeholders external to the university from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD).

The IRMA Human Ethics module at the University of Wollongong utilises market leading features in IRMA such as the programmable questionnaire and the online forms with embedded workflow. The implementation also included the data migration of active and historical human ethics applications using standardised data migration libraries from University Office. This data migration allowed for stakeholders to engage with the system on ‘day 1’, accessing data migrated from the previous system.

We would like to acknowledge hard work and expertise of the team at the University of Wollongong for their planning, co-ordination and delivery in making this a successful implementation.


Mr Ben Cornwell, Program Manager - Research Systems and Analytics, says

"The University of Wollongong is pleased to have formally launched IRMA’s Human Ethics module; a key milestone in a program to modern our research information systems. Following the launch, our staff, students and colleagues at the local area health service now enjoy the efficiency and convenience of fully electronic human ethics processes. IRMA’s human ethics module has held up admirably to the demands of our varied workflow processes which span four discrete ethics committees. Most significantly, IRMA has provided a vast improvement to our human ethics reporting and analytic capabilities.

IRMA continues to deliver solid value to our operations and we are excited about continuing to work with University Office in the next phase of implementation."


If you would like information relating to our Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA), or a demonstration of its capabilities, please email sales@universityoffice.com.au..

Federation University Australia selects

IRMA

17 November 2016

University Office is pleased to announce Federation University Australia as the newest IRMA client.

Earlier this year Federation University Australia issued a detailed tender for a research management system. The IRMA research management solution proposed by University Office was selected to replace the current Research Master research management system.

Implementation planning is now underway.

2016 URONZ and AEN Sponsorship

31 October 2016

University Office is proud to sponsor both the University Research Offices of New Zealand (URONZ) and Australasian Ethics Network (AEN) 2016 conferences this month.

University Office will be sponsoring the URONZ conference in 2016 after our inaugural sponsorship of the conference in 2015, whilst 2016 marks the third consecutive AEN conference where University Office have been sponsors. This sponsorship comes on the back of University Office’s platinum sponsorship of INORMS 2016 and also our continued gold corporate partnership with the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS).

The URONZ and AEN conferences provide University Office with the unique opportunity to engage with the research management community in New Zealand and those specialists across Australasia in the area of human ethics.

University Office will be exhibitors at the AEN 2016 conference in Adelaide on 23rd to 25th November.

For more information about the IRMA research management system or specifically the human ethics module within the IRMA research management system with please email us on sales@universityoffice.com.au.

IRMA - Impact and Engagement Ready

30 August 2016

IRMA provides a holistic view on research management information as well as the ability to establish and maintain relationships between this information. This is fundamental to IRMA’s ability to meet the current and future demands for institutions to report on impact and engagement by supporting:

       
  • Impact identification through data mining
  •    
  • Impact and engagement reporting from the existing IRMA dataset

IRMA has the ability to capture research impacts through its flexible research outputs module where impacts can be captured by different impact types, including:

       
  • Case studies
  •    
  • Narratives
  •    
  • Linked funding and contracts
  •    
  • Metrics and indexes

Information captured for each impact type can be configured by clients to ensure data captured is relevant and comprehensive. As with other research management information held in IRMA research impacts can be categorised by Field of Research (FOR) coding to align to common reporting structures.

The evidence functionality allows information to be linked as evidence of a research impact and to record the type of evidence. Evidence may be external to IRMA, for instance social media activity or Hansard records or from IRMA modules, including:

       
  • Funding
  •    
  • HDR candidates
  •    
  • Intellectual Property
  •    
  • Research Outputs
  •    
  • Contracts

To ensure relationships with funds providers and other organisations are recorded accurately, IRMA supports a range of organisation third party identifiers including Ringgold identifiers. The Ringgold interface allows institutions to uniquely identify and validate organisations against the Ringgold database as well as to record organisational hierarchies, a key feature when reporting engagement with complex multinational companies.

If your impact and engagement reporting requirements have exceeded the capabilities of your current research management system please email us on sales@universityoffice.com.au to see how you can leverage the power of IRMA to unlock your impact and engagement information.

An Australian first

1 July 2016

University Office has reaffirmed its commitment to making its Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA) Australasia's leading research integrity solution by integrating the NHMRC's new Human Research Ethics Application (HREA) solution with IRMA.

An NHMRC spokesperson said that:

"this was an essential step to demonstrating that the HREA would work with all contemporary information management systems".

The HREA online solution, which is currently being trialed by a number of human ethics stakeholders, includes functionality for approving institutions to harvest completed applications into their own research management systems.

University Office was approached by the NHMRC to trial the integration features of its HREA solution, to show that an independent research management system could harvest completed HREA applications. Working closely with the NHMRC, University Office has successfully integrated IRMA to the HREA, making our system the first independent software package to do so.

The integration supports automatic creation of human ethics applications within IRMA once submitted in the HREA. On import, the application can be reviewed within IRMA following the approving institution's own workflow. The change further enhances and streamlines human ethics workflow, which is already supported by the highly successful and proven Human Ethics module in IRMA.

The integration reduces the administrative burden on researchers by allowing a single application to be reviewed by multiple committees while retaining their capability to use IRMA's sophisticated integrity framework.

Alongside IRMA's integration with ORCID and Ringgold, the integration to HREA means that our research management solution is ideally placed to allow universities and research organisations to share information with their collaborators, as well as gaining new and unique insights into their collaborations.

Like the sector-led redesign of the IRMA user interface, the work performed to integrate IRMA to the HREA solution is part of University Office's ongoing commitment to innovation.

An exciting part of this latest work is the relationship University Office has now established with the NHMRC. We see such relationships as an important part of offering the leading research management solution to the Australasian research sector.

If you would like information relating to our Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA), or a demonstration of its capabilities, please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

University Office 2016 INORMS Travel

Award

27 May 2016

As a long-time supporter and inaugural gold partner of ARMS, University Office is once again sponsoring an ARMS travel award in 2016. This year’s travel award is for an eligible ARMS member to travel to the INORMS 2016 conference in Melbourne. The travel award consists of:

       
  • Full conference registration;
  •    
  • A single, return economy direct flight to Melbourne from a capital city; and
  •    
  • Accommodation for three nights at the conference venue.

This year’s travel award follows on from the University Office travel award in 2015 for travel and registration for the ARMS 2015 conference in Singapore; awarded to Dr Anne Brocklebank Proud, Manager of the Research Grants and Analysis at Deakin University.

Applications for the travel award close on 20th June 2016, the applications details and eligibility criteria are provided on the ARMS awards page.

As an Australasian-based research management systems provider, we are a proud long-term supporter of research management conferences and events in our region.

If you would like information relating to our Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA), or a demonstration of its capabilities, please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

IRMA Animal Ethics at Murdoch

6th May 2016

University Office congratulates Murdoch University on its recent go-live of the Animal Ethics IRMA module. This module has been implemented by the university as an extension of their existing IRMA implementation and is also part of wider project to extend the use of IRMA to human ethics, biosafety and higher degree by research.

We applaud the team at Murdoch University for their planning, co-ordination and project execution relating to this successful implementation. A news story has been released by the University regarding the implementation of the Animal Ethics module. A key strength of the Animal Ethics module being leveraged in the implementation at Murdoch University is its support of accurate and timely regulatory reporting across any number of jurisdictions and the University will use it for its annual submissions to the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) as well as the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative.


Professor Chris Hutchison says

“One of the great benefits of IRMA is that our researchers can access the system and its data at any time through their tablets or phones. The project has also been a great example of collaboration between professional services teams and the product developer to customise the product for Murdoch”


If you would like information relating to our Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA), or a demonstration of its capabilities, please email sales@universityoffice.com.au

IRMA integration with Ringgold

30th March 2016

University Office is pleased to announce that its research management suite IRMA can now integrate with Ringgold. Ringgold is a leading source of authoritative institutional information through its Identify Database which allows organisations and business units within organisations to be uniquely identified.

IRMA’s new capability allows universities and research institutions to uniquely identify organisations and the relationships between organisations in IRMA, this provides our clients an improved ability to identify key collaborators and have greater clarity on who they partner with in their research projects. Combined with IRMA’s ORCID integration, the unique identification of researchers, collaborators, and the organisations they represent provides an unparalleled insight to collaboration.

IRMA’s integration with Ringgold represents yet another instance of the flexibility of the system's web services framework, and IRMA's ability to provide powerful and intuitive research management customer relationship management.

If you would like information relating to our Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA), or a demonstration of its capabilities, please email sales@universityoffice.com.au

Next Generation Research Management

System

22nd December 2015

University Office is pleased to announce our partnership with a Melbourne-based user experience design studio to create a next generation research management system.

Thirst Studios uses a multi-disciplinary design team to create engaging and intuitive online experiences by focusing on simplicity, interaction design, usability, web standards and accessibility. Their user-focused approach fits perfectly with University's Office's long-standing commitment to providing our customers with not only the most powerful research management application in the market but also one that's easy to use.


Todd Melville, Program Manager at University Office said:

'Thirst Studios provides us with the chance of working with an impressive team of people, and their track record of excellent work within the Australian university sector means they bring ideas and a skill set that complement those at University Office.'


Ben Tollady, User Experience Director at Thirst Studios said:

We're delighted to have been selected as the preferred design team for University Office and can't wait to get started on the project. Our strengths, experience and proven expertise in the field mean we're ideally positioned to assist the team in developing a successful, user-focussed solution that will really deliver.'


All the current research management systems in the Australian market started life when computers were the only means to access information. But the world has moved on and computers are now just one device among many, such as tablets and mobile phones, that are used to access information.


Peter Mackie, Director at University Office said:

'With the internet of things on its way, I don’t think it will be that long before our customers will want the ability to approve workflow from wearable devices.'


Using the very latest web technologies of HTML5 and CSS3, University Office and Thirst Studios will build an interface that will be accessible and a pleasure to use on all devices, while keeping user ease as a core priority.

If you would like information relating to our Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA), or a demonstration of its capabilities, please email sales@universityoffice.com.au

INORMS 2016 Platinum Sponsors

20th November 2015

University Office is proud to announce our platinum sponsorship of the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) 2016 Congress, following our Gold Corporate Partnership with the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) for its 2015 conference in Singapore.

Formed in 2001, INORMS aims to connect research management societies and organisations from around the world so research managers can share best practice in their field. INORMS 2016 is the sixth congress being held by the group and will take place in Melbourne Australia, from 11th to 16th September 2016.

This sponsorship is the natural extension of University Office's strong ongoing partnership with ARMS, which we have developed over several years. We have been the platinum sponsor of ARMS’ annual conference three times, a major sponsor of the affiliated Australasian Ethics Network (AEN) conference twice as well as the sole corporate gold partner of ARMS. We have also been a perennial exhibitor at both ARMS and AEN conferences. This reflects our ongoing commitment to the field as the creators of Australia's leading integrated research management solution.

University Office Director, Peter Mackie said, INORMS 2016's theme 'Research Management in a Connected World' is a particularly attractive proposition for this company because our research management solution IRMA reflects the importance of connectivity by integrating across all modules as well as with enterprise systems and external data providers commonly used by universities and research institutes.

If you would like information relating to our Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA), or a demonstration of its capabilities, please email sales@universityoffice.com.au

Ethics Go-Live at Griffith University

18th September 2015

University Office congratulates Griffith University on its recent go-live of both the Animal Ethics and Human Ethics IRMA modules. These modules have been implemented by the university as part of a wider project to implement IRMA as its primary research information management system.

The go-live of the Animal Ethics and Human Ethics modules follow on from the earlier foundational implementation that involved fully integrating IRMA to the PeopleSoft HR system at Griffith University, where the system is also used to manage research centre membership.

Griffith University is utilising all features in the Animal Ethics and Human Ethics modules that make IRMA one of the leading research ethics management systems globally. These features include:

       
  • online customisable forms
  •    
  • programmable questionnaires
  •    
  • point in time entire protocol ‘snapshots’
  •    
  • sophisticated animal usage tracking
  •    
  • workflow approvals
  •    
  • committee and meeting tracking

The go-live of the Human Ethics and Animal Ethics modules at Griffith University represents a significant milestone at University Office as IRMA is replacing a sophisticated ethics management solution developed by the university, which helped make it a leader in the field of research ethics management.


Professor Andrea Bishop, Director, Office for Research at Griffith University said:

We’re pleased to have launched the two Ethics modules, which will reduce manual handling and streamline pre-committee approval processes at Griffith. We look forward to meeting our release targets for the Research Outputs,Grants and Contracts Management modules before the end of 2015.


Both the Animal Ethics and Human Ethics modules have the capacity to be fully integrated with all other IRMA modules including Grants, Contract Management, Biosafety, Risk Management, Research Outputs and Higher Degree by Research. This level of connectedness delivers unique insights to dependencies, risks and obligations only achievable in a holistic research management solution such as IRMA.

If you would like information relating to our Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA), or a demonstration of its capabilities, please email sales@universityoffice.com.au

ARMS 2015 Travel Award and URONZ

27th August 2015

University Office is pleased to announce its gold sponsorship of the upcoming University Research Offices New Zealand (URONZ) conference at Massey University. This sponsorship follows on from our corporate partnership with ARMS, and ARMS 2015 conference sponsorship.

The gold sponsorship of the URONZ 2015 conference marks yet another milestone in our growth. As an Australasian-based research management systems provider, we are a proud long-term supporter of research management conferences and events in our region.

Also, in association with ARMS, University Office is pleased to announce that Dr Anne Brocklebank Proud, Manager of the Research Grants and Analysis at Deakin University is the recipient of the ARMS/University Office Singapore Conference Travel Award.

Dr Brocklebank Proud will be formally acknowledged at an official ceremony at the ARMS Conference Gala Dinner on Thursday, October 1 2015 in Singapore.

Congratulations Dr Brocklebank Proud!

If you would like information relating to our Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA), or a demonstration of its capabilities, please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

IRMA HDR integration with Student One

27th July 2015

University Office congratulates Southern Cross University for reaching an important milestone since the institution implemented the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) module of our research management suite, Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA).

University Office’s HDR module is fully integrated with Southern Cross University’s student management system, just as other modules in our research management suite can be connected to other relevant enterprise systems. IRMA’s web services framework allows real-time communication with the University’s student system, which means the information being accessed by administrators is always accurate and up to date, preventing errors that are all too common when two such systems are used in the same institution but remain unaligned.

The module also enables accurate and efficient candidature milestone management; supervision and examiner tracking; submission date management; tracking of thesis submission; and tracking of examination reporting.

Close collaboration between Southern Cross University and University Office has delivered benefits beyond IRMA’s HDR module, with innovations introduced at its implementation now being applied to other modules at new and existing clients.

University Office is proud to support Southern Cross University as it continues to use IRMA to drive even greater efficiencies in the area of Higher Degree by Research, and looks to further extend their use of our HDR module. We look forward to working with the University’s HDR administrators to improve the module’s performance.

If you would like information relating to our Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA), or a demonstration of its capabilities, please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

ARMS Gold Partnership

11th June 2015

University Office is pleased to announce its inaugural gold corporate partnership with the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS).

We view this high-level partnership as the natural progression to the strong relationship that University Office and ARMS have developed over a number a years. In that time, we have been the platinum sponsor of ARMS’ annual conference three times, a major sponsor of the affiliated Australasian Ethics Network (AEN) conference twice as well as the sole sponsor for the 2015 ARMS conference and a perennial exhibitor at both ARMS and AEN conferences. In addition to these sponsorship commitments, University Office has also invested in staff undertaking ARMS accreditation.

We have a deep level of commitment to research management in Australasia and are pleased to offer our existing customers a leading integrated research management solution, as well as providing potential customers with a sophisticated set of solutions to the wide range of complex issues facing research managers in the region.


ARMS President, Dr Simon Kerr said:

“We are delighted that University Office has come on board and is as passionate about research management as we are”.


Peter Mackie, Managing Director from University Office said:

"ARMS’ is a progressive, international organisation which actively promotes the research management profession and is therefore a great fit for our organisation. University Office is pleased to be the first ARMS Gold Corporate Partner and we look forward to a productive year ahead”.


If you would like information relating to our Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA), or a demonstration of its capabilities, please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

IRMA integration with ORCID

13th April 2015

University Office is pleased to announce that its research management suite IRMA can now integrate with ORCID, and that we are now a member of the ORCID community.

IRMA’s new capability allows researchers to link their existing ORCID identifiers to IRMA, as well as create new identifiers directly from within their IRMA Researcher Profile. As part of linking to or creating an ORCID identifier IRMA has the capability to read and write data to the ORCID profiles, such as other third party identifiers stored in ORCID e.g. Scopus ID, Researcher ID.

University Office worked closely with the University of Sydney to achieve a practical and scalable solution while developing IRMA’s ORCID integration.


“The University of Sydney adopted the ORCID identifier in 2014 and with the support of University Office is now in a position to offer an integrated approach to the sign up and linking of ORCID information for researchers at Sydney. With this capability in place the University is better positioned to increase the quality and quantity of the research information it manages on behalf of its researchers.”

Nathaniel Lewis, Director - Research Reporting, Analysis, Data and Systems, Research Portfolio, The University of Sydney


IRMA’s integration with ORCID marks an exciting new phase for University Office, and we’re proud of the flexibility of our web services framework, which has again been used to achieve seamless integration with a third-party system.

If you would like information relating to our Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA), or a demonstration of its capabilities, please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

ARMS 2015 platinum sponsorship

and IRMA Singapore user group

11th March 2015

University Office is proud to once again become a platinum sponsor and exhibitor at the 2015 ARMS conference to be held in Singapore from September 29 to October 2.

We are very pleased to continue our long association with ARMS, with 2015 being our third platinum sponsorship of the annual conference, and excited about taking a leading sponsorship role at the conference, which will mark a new era for ARMS.

To capitalise on the location of the 2015 ARMS conference and to assist our clients with travel arrangements, University Office will be hosting our IRMA 2015 User Group meeting in Singapore. Our growing User Group will meet from Monday 28th September to Tuesday 29th September at the Orchard Hotel in Singapore, the same venue as the ARMS conference.

If you would like any information relating to IRMA research management system, or a demonstration, please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

IRMA web services integrates

with SHERPA/RoMEO

2nd February 2015

University Office is pleased to announce that our research management software package IRMA now integrates with the SHERPA/RoMEO service via its web services framework.

SHERPA/RoMEO is a definitive listing of publishers' copyright agreements and retained author rights, created by Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access (SHERPA) initiative, which supports the establishment of open access institutional repositories based in UK universities.

IRMA is now able to automatically harvest information from the service and display journal-specific open access rules on a publication-by-publication basis. The information is available in IRMA’s Researcher Profile, Publications and ERA modules.

Integration with SHERPA/RoMEO automates open-access data capture for specific research outputs, using default rules that are set at the journal level. The addition is flexible, allowing permission-based overrides to cater for research outputs that are exceptions to publisher open access rules.

IRMA also tracks and updates changes in journals’ open access status, recording the necessary information to determine status variations, such as the end of an embargo date. This allows research administrators to track and manage compliance to funders’ open access requirements on research outputs, as well as publisher copyright restrictions.

This new feature consolidates IRMA’s reputation as the single source of administration information for research outputs, business process for research outputs management, and the all-important cross referencing of research outputs to funding and research integrity information.

University Office expects to also integrate with other SHERPA-related services such as SHERPA/JULIET and a new service recently announced by Higher Education Funding Council for England.

If you require further information relating to IRMA research management system please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

University of Cape Town

and animal ethics reporting

23rd January 2015

The University of Cape Town is the latest institution to commence their implementation of the animal ethics and competencies functionality in University Office’s Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA). Featuring a unique configuration that highlights the flexibility of IRMA’s ethics module, the move will make the University of Cape Town a leader in the systematic compliance of the South African Veterinary Council’s (SAVC) new tracking and reporting requirements for veterinary and non- veterinary professionals.

Procedure-specific ethics authorisation for non-veterinary professionals, along with registration of veterinary professionals, forms a significant part of reporting and compliance obligations to the SAVC. IRMA enables the University of Cape Town to track these for each researcher as they are applied to individual protocols.

IRMA’s ethics module also enables the university to record researcher competencies linked to SAVC authorisations, which mitigates risk of research activity progressing without the necessary authorisation.

The University of Cape Town is in the process of implementing a continuous authorisation cycle for new researchers, as well as preparing quarterly submissions to SAVC for the review of registration and authorisation applications. This enables systematic compliance to enables it to report persons and competencies approved by the SAVC for animal research to the University’s Senate Animal Ethics Committee.

Dr Robert McLaughlin from the Office of Research Integrity at the University of Cape Town is working with University Office to implement an innovative configuration of University Office’s animal ethics module that allows it to cross-reference competencies, procedures, researchers and protocols. This will provide fast, effective and scalable reporting to meet current and future regulatory requirements.

The implementation of animal ethics and competencies marks an exciting new chapter for the use of University Office’s research management suite at the University of Cape Town.

If you require further information relating to IRMA research management system please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

Sydney University captures 2014

NHMRC grants results in hours

3rd November 2014

The University of Sydney has used a new grants interface feature in the Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA) and was able to load the latest NHMRC results in a few hours, a process that would normally take a team of people at least a week.

This supports rapid communication of detailed funding outcomes to researchers and the University’s administrative staff. This detailed analysis is made possible by the early inclusion of the funding outcomes in the Research Management System.

The interface feature successfully imported the results of NHMRC grant applications already held in IRMA, immediately following their release. The update included all relevant revised information for 82 successful grants worth over $65 million.


"Holding up-to date and accurate information is always important. This enhancement helps us to keep our systems synchronised with the NHMRC, allowing for more accurate and timely reporting to our academics and research administrators. We expect to use this enhancement for other major funding announcements in the future."

Nathaniel Lewis, Director - Research Reporting, Analysis, Data and Systems, Research Portfolio, The University of Sydney


Recent updates to IRMA’s grants module, created in collaboration with the institution have provided University of Sydney with streamlined measures for recording and maintaining grant records. The new interface complements the existing ARC and NHMRC interfaces that are used to upload fund applications.

This newest development is one of many improvements being made by University Office to IRMA’s Grants module, including web services-based integration to PeopleSoft Finance, consolidated correspondence management, and risk management integration.

If you require further information relating to IRMA research management system please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

IRMA ERA 2015 released

8th October 2014

University Office is pleased to announce that we have now made the required IRMA data-entry enhancements for ERA 2015 available to all our clients.

Working with clients to ensure the required IRMA enhancements were quickly defined, developed, and tested, we have ensured they have the best possible pathway to meeting their demanding schedules for capturing and validating all required data for ERA 2015.

The IRMA research management system provides clients with a range of ERA features, drawing on experience from the ERA pilot and two successive rounds.

The features include:

       
  • ERA-specific FoR coding
  •    
  • Online archiving and retrieval of previous ERA FoR coding
  •    
  • Flexible configuration of ERA extents
  •    
  • SEER XML generation, including automatic application of the ERA business rules such as the eligibility of staff
  •    
  • ERA business rule validation to identify exceptions, such as clawback checks and missing FoR codes, prior to XML generation
  •    
  • Open access status of outputs with a rule engine to automatically determine the open access status where possible
  •    
  • Gender and ethnicity recorded with flexibility to use a broader range of categories than permitted by ERA
  •    
  • Researcher profile allows researchers to view the data being submitted that relates to them

University Office looks forward to assisting our clients with yet another successful ERA submission.

If you require further information relating to IRMA research management system please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

University of Wollongong selects IRMA

12th September 2014

University Office welcomes the University of Wollongong as our latest client.

University Office has been awarded a contract to supply its Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA) to the University of Wollongong. The company was awarded the contract through a rigorous and competitive tender process.

The University is ranked in the top 2% of universities globally and 22nd in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2014. The research priorities and strengths of the University of Wollongong are focused on coming up with practical solutions to real world problems. The multi-campus and collaborative research environment at the University of Wollongong makes IRMA an ideal solution.

University Office will deliver an integrated research management solution at the University of Wollongong. IRMA provides a holistic research management solution for human ethics, animal ethics, biosafety, research risk management, grants, contracts, publications, ERA, IP, Projects, Centres and HDR students.


"The IRMA suite provides a robust, flexible platform for the University of Wollongong’s research administration needs and demonstrates excellent ROI. IRMA constitutes a pivotal component in the University’s research information architecture and we look forward to building a strong, successful relationship with University Office."

Ben Cornwell, Program Manager - Research Systems and Analytics, Research and Innovation Division, University of Wollongong


Along with delivering innovative research management, University Office will also provide the University with a highly flexible and powerful web services framework, allowing IRMA to be fully assimilated into the enterprise system landscape at the University of Wollongong.

The latest contract reaffirms IRMA’s position as one of the fastest-growing research management solutions in Australasia.

We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the University of Wollongong and to delivering a robust, innovative and efficient research management solution to support their world-class researchers.

If you require further information relating to IRMA research management system please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

Conference Sponsorships and

IRMA User Group Meeting 2014

29th August 2014

University Office is proud to announce it is sponsoring the (Australasian Ethics Network (AEN) Conference), to be held in Sydney from Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 December 2014.

The conference is the leading event of its kind in Australasia, and will bring together a diverse range of delegates involved in human ethics research. It aims to explore recurring and emerging issues in human research ethics, the debates and controversies these generate, and showcases innovative approaches to their resolution.

University Office's Human Ethics module in IRMA (Integrated Research Management Application) is contributing to innovation in the management of human research ethics, with the development of programmable questionnaires featuring embedded logic, web-based forms and a flexible web services framework. Our approach provides IRMA clients with a platform for improving risk management and human research ethics governance.

University Office will also be exhibiting at the upcoming (Australian Research Management Society (ARMS) Conference), to be held in Canberra from Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 September 2014. University Office is a long-time supporter of ARMS and is again proud to be involved in the annual ARMS conference.

University Office would lastly like to thank all Australian IRMA clients for a successful IRMA 2014 User Group meeting recently held at The University of Sydney. The user group produced a number of innovative ideas for IRMA going forward and input provided by members of the user group will be incorporated in IRMA over the next 2 months, along with having a significant impact on the IRMA product roadmap.

If you require further information relating to IRMA research management system please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

ARMS Accreditation for

Richard Evans

19th June 2014

University Office would like to congratulate Richard Evans, an experienced research management consultant at University Office, on achieving accreditation in the Australian Research Management Society (ARMS) Foundation Level Accreditation Program. Richard is one of only 40 individuals to receive the accreditation as part of the inaugural delivery of the accreditation program by ARMS in September 2013. University Office is the only research management information system provider to have a representative in this group of 40 individuals.

University Office is a proud to extend our support of ARMS through Richard’s participation in the inaugural accreditation program. Further details about the ARMS Foundation Level Accreditation Program can be found here.

If you require further information relating to IRMA research management system please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

University Wide Roll Out of IRMA

at NotreDame

15th April 2014

University Office would like to congratulate University of Notre Dame Australia on its recent roll out of IRMA to all researchers at the institution.

The University has initially deployed IRMA’s Research Outputs (or Publications) module, and its data collection and verification for the HERDC 2014 return are already well advanced. Researchers at the University now have access to their current and historical research outputs in a single location through IRMA’s researcher profile.

University of Notre Dame Australia has used the implementation process to garner significant business process improvements. What’s more, it has successfully integrated IRMA into its human resources and authentication enterprise architecture.

The University is now preparing to roll out IRMA’s Contracts & Grants and the Higher Degree by Research modules.

If you require further information relating to IRMA research management system please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

Citation Harvesting Prepares Sydney

for ERA 2015

24th February 2014

University Office is pleased to announce that The University of Sydney has gone live with the company's citation harvesting tool through the Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA). The tool is the first part of a wider publication harvesting solution being deployed at the University.

The tool automatically harvests citation data using unique reference numbers from data providers such as Scopus. It's an automated process that records data at any given point in time, with users having the power to define harvesting frequency. UO's citation harvesting tool enables institutions to measure changes in any researcher's citation count, by publication.

Harvested citation data is individually summarised for each researcher profile, providing the academic with even more real-time information gathered in one easy-to-access portal for a ‘360 degree’ view of their research-related information.


“The University of Sydney is pleased to note the availability of citation and publication harvesting from within IRMA. This functionality will enable a more rapid validation and reporting of academic publications, enhancing our capability to consolidate and report aggregated citations data across the University,” said Nathaniel Lewis, Director of Research Reporting, Analysis, Data and Systems at the Research Portfolio of The University of Sydney.


Automated citation harvesting is a set-and-forget process, allowing institutions to leverage the power of IRMA integration capabilities. This is an up-to-date, cost-effective and efficient way to gather all of an institution's research outputs, and ensure that no publications or citations are missed for both HERDC and the forthcoming ERA 2015.

If you require further information relating to the publication and citation harvesting solution within IRMA please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

Publication Harvesting

15th January 2014

University Office is pleased to announce the release of our new publication and citation harvesting service. Through the Research Outputs module of the Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA), University Office is now able to offer clients a means of automatically harvesting publications and citation counts through a range of data providers.

The capabilities of the publication and citation harvesting solution include:

       
  • Automatic harvesting of publications, by institution or researcher from a data provider
  •    
  • Automatic matching of harvested publications to institutional data including internal and external authors
  •    
  • Wizards to assist matching provider’s data to institutional data where automated matching does not identify a match
  •    
  • Automatic capture of citation data, using unique reference numbers, from a data provider
  •    
  • Recording of citation data at point in time intervals to measure changes in the citation profile
  •    
  • Display of citation data for a publication or summarised by citation provider for each researcher

As part of the automatic harvesting process IRMA utilises a series of sophisticated matching algorithms which are able to leverage a wide range of research management data that exists in IRMA, including person, organisation, research output, funding, student and ethics data, to derive the closest possible match of author and collaborating institution. As part of the automated harvesting process users are abstracted from this complexity as IRMA presents them with harvested publications to accept based on the matching process.

In addition to publication harvesting, citation counts for each citation provider are updated at regular intervals by an automated process running at a client defined interval. Historic citation counts are retained, providing a comprehensive picture of changes in citation count at the publication level over a period of time. This process requires no user involvement and is presented in a simple and easy to view format in the Researcher Profile.

The benefits of this solution to IRMA clients are:

       
  • Reduce administration costs capturing publications
  •    
  • Publication and citation data harvesting is triggered through automated processes, there is no requirement for researchers to remember to harvest
  •    
  • Publication harvesting is part of the research outputs process, no further effort is required to integrate a publication harvesting tool into IRMA
  •    
  • Publication harvesting can be included in your existing IRMA workflow processes
  •    
  • All information for researchers is presented in the researcher profile
  •    
  • Data retrieved from data providers can be used to clean or enrich third party reference data held in IRMA for researchers and existing publications
  •    
  • A harvesting framework that can be rapidly adapted to new data providers when required

If you require further information relating to the publication and citation harvesting solution within IRMA please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

SCU and the CRN Program

27th November 2013

Southern Cross University (SCU) has recently deployed the 'centres functionality' within IRMA to manage its involvement in the Collaborative Research Network (CRN) program. Centres functionality allows users to manage and report data from academics who are from different departments and faculties, rather than having to rely on the traditional faculty/school/department structure.

SCU has configured IRMA to leverage their existing research management information for administering and reporting their involvement in the CRN program. The move shows the university's growing sophistication in research management processes and tools; and the flexibility of IRMA’s framework and centres functionality.


"The ability to manage CRN publications and contracts within IRMA provides SCU with an excellent management tool to manage outcomes and performance of the CRN. The addition of this functionality provides SCU with an enhanced administration capability and cross university reporting."

Wendy Scott, Manager, Analysis & Data Management - Division of Research, Southern Cross University


One of SCU's partner CRN institutions, The University of Sydney also uses IRMA, which means program administration and reporting for both universities will be enhanced.

SCU has been using IRMA since 2009 and has in place modules for framework, grants, publications, and ERA. The university is about to go live with IRMA's higher degree by research module, which includes integration with the StudentOne system through IRMA web services.

If you require further information relating to the centres solution within IRMA please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

Sydney Go Live with Animal Ethics

24th October 2013

University Office is pleased to announce that The University of Sydney has gone live with a brand new version of the Animal Ethics module of its product Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA) that, like the Human Ethics module, does away with the need for masses of paper.

On the back of the release of the Human Ethics module, University Office has collaborated with The University of Sydney and other clients to develop this brand new version of its Animal Ethics module. Like the Human Ethics module, the Animal Ethics module builds on IRMA's existing animal ethics functionality and framework to deliver a solution that engages all stakeholders in the animal ethics process - administrators, researchers, facility managers, facility inspectors and auditors, students and committee members can all use mobile devices such as tablet computers to manage applications.

The implementation of the Animal Ethics module at The University of Sydney provides the university will a cohesive, consistent and integrated research ethics solution.

With a number of implementations, either in the planning or delivery phase for both Human Ethics and Animal Ethics modules, University Office is further extending its governance, integrity and compliance platform with the development of an integrated risk management module. The integrated risk management module allows institutions to automatically identify risks in real time across their research portfolio through the use of structured client defined rules; and then manage them in a single location in accordance with the ISO 31000 standard.

The key improvements of the revised animal ethics functionality include:

       
  • animal usage recorded by country, jurisdiction, classification and invasiveness. This functionality allows for animal usage to be recorded by the total applied and approved usage for each animal classification for each jurisdiction and invasiveness level. The recorded actual usage is entered cumulatively where check points are taken of the cumulative total to drive census data and project reporting. This functionality allows for a classification of animals and invasiveness to be unique to any jurisdiction,
  •    
  • programmable questionnaires. Institutions can now design their own questionnaires with embedded logic and decision trees. Only relevant questions are asked, generating maximum efficiency gains,
  •    
  • configurable online forms. Institutions can design an unlimited number of online coversheets for new applications and online reports - and easily modify parts within minutes (the rest of the form will be pre-populated) whenever they want. Forms enable institutions to capture metadata, questionnaire answers and supporting documents,
  •    
  • flexibility of pre-committee protocol review. Ethics administrators can easily undertake structured reviews of protocols before they are assigned for review by committee members,
  •    
  • increased flexibility in committee management and operation. The system now allows different committee members to review and make changes as well as monitor adjustments to protocols according to their role and level of involvement. It also provides improved tracking of committee comments for protocols presented to multiple committees, and allows for capture of prior approval by ethics committees aligned to partner institutions, and
  •    
  • committee-focused user interface. Additional functionality means committee members can now sit at a meeting and work on a protocol in real time on any mobile device.

With its revised Animal Ethics module, University Office aims to deliver a solution that enables:

       
  • reporting of usage against invasiveness and animal classification can be tailored to the requirements of the jurisdiction, including international jurisdiction,
  •    
  • the applied usage entry for researchers is reduced,
  •    
  • re-use is catered for in recording applied and actual usage,
  •    
  • administrators to present researchers with only the questions they need to answer,
  •    
  • researchers to answer customised questions in less time,
  •    
  • administrators to provide committee members with applications, modifications and reports to review online in a flexible format,
  •    
  • administrators to reduce the effort and resources used for preparing committee meetings,
  •    
  • committee members to see meeting agendas and reviews online and accessible from a range of mobile devices,
  •    
  • researchers to access all information relating to their application in real time as part of the approval and review process, and
  •    
  • administrators to reduce the turnaround time for approvals by streamlining the review and minuting process.

Click here for further information about the announcement made by The University of Sydney.

If you require further information relating to the animal ethics solution within IRMA please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

Sydney Switches to IRMA for Grants

5th September 2013

University Office is pleased to announce that the University of Sydney has implemented IRMA to manage all its research contracts and grants. InfoEd's eRA, the University's previous grants management solution, was made unavailable to users on the 26th of August 2013 and will be decommissioned.

The Contracts and Grants module has been used for many years at the University of Sydney in parallel with InfoEd's eRA, this move enables the University to progress closer to a single enterprise solution for research management. University Office has worked closely with the University during the transition process, enhancing the Contracts and Grants module to meet the specific requirements of the University.

The University now has IRMA's Contracts and Grants, Research Outputs, Human Ethics,ERA, Researcher Profile and Framework modules in production with Animal Ethics in the implementation phase. University Office is also working with the University of Sydney to integrate IRMA to PeopleSoft Finance and TRIM using the flexible IRMA web services framework. IRMA has proven capability to integrate with a range of enterprise systems including the PeopleSoft and Technology One suite of products. This places the University of Sydney in a strong position to leverage IRMA's cross modular functionality such as the ability to associate records from several modules into a Project or Centre.

The Contracts and Grants module provides a comprehensive solution for managing all types of contracts, grants and consultancy from initial expression of interest through to monitoring the impacts of research after the grant is closed out. Some key features of the module are:

       
  • Customised forms for researchers to allow user friendly data capture
  •    
  • Comprehensive workflow management
  •    
  • Full requested and awarded budgets recorded, including by budget line item if required
  •    
  • Ability to split funds between multiple cost centres
  •    
  • Records credit share for investigators and departments by year
  •    
  • Records all data required for ERA

Click here for further information about the announcement made by The University of Sydney.

If you require further information relating to the grants solution within IRMA please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

Sponsorship of AEN 2013 Conference

5th August 2013

University Office is proud to announce it is sponsoring the Australasian Ethics Network Conference (AEN), to be held in Fremantle, Western Australia from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 November 2013.

The conference is the leading event of its kind in Australasia, and will bring together a diverse range of delegates involved in human ethics research. It aims to explore recurring and emerging issues in human research ethics, the debates and controversies these generate, and showcases innovative approaches to their resolution.

University Office's Human Ethics module in IRMA (Integrated Research Management Application) is contributing to innovation in the management of human research ethics, with the development of programmable questionnaires featuring embedded logic, web-based forms and a flexible web services framework. Our approach provides IRMA clients with a platform for improving risk management and human research ethics governance.

The conference is hosted in association with The University of Notre Dame Australia the Australasian Research Management Society. The University of Notre Dame Australia uses IRMA, whose recent implementation helped the university streamline the submission of its 2012 HERDC return. University Office is a strong supporter of the Australian Research Management Society and we look forward to our involvement in this conference.

If you require further information relating to the ethics solutions within IRMA please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

No More Paper - Human Ethics

14th December 2012

University Office is pleased to announce that The University of Sydney has gone live with a new green version of the Human Ethics module of its product Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA) that does away with the need for masses of paper.

University Office collaborated with The University of Sydney and other clients to develop this new version of its Human Ethics module. The module builds on IRMA's existing human ethics functionality and framework to deliver a solution that engages all stakeholders in the human ethics process - administrators, researchers, students and committee members can all use mobile devices such as tablet computers to manage applications.

The key improvements of the revised functionality include:

       
  • programmable questionnaires. Institutions can now design their own questionnaires with embedded logic and decision trees. Only relevant questions are asked, generating maximum efficiency gains,
  •    
  • configurable online forms. Institutions can design an unlimited number of online coversheets for new applications and online reports - and easily modify parts within minutes (the rest of the form will be pre-populated) whenever they want. Forms enable institutions to capture metadata, questionnaire answers and supporting documents,
  •    
  • flexibility of pre-committee protocol review. Ethics administrators can easily undertake structured reviews of protocols before they are assigned for review by committee members,
  •    
  • increased flexibility in committee management and operation. The system now allows different committee members to review and make changes as well as monitor adjustments to protocols according to their role and level of involvement. It also provides improved tracking of committee comments for protocols presented to multiple committees, and allows for capture of prior approval by ethics committees aligned to partner institutions, and
  •    
  • committee-focused user interface. Additional functionality means committee members can now sit at a meeting and work on a protocol in real time on any mobile device.

With its revised Human Ethics module, University Office aims to deliver a solution that enables:

       
  • administrators to present researchers with only the questions they need to answer,
  •    
  • researchers to answer customised questions in less time,
  •    
  • administrators to provide committee members with applications, modifications and reports to review online in a flexible format,
  •    
  • administrators to reduce the effort and resources used for preparing committee meetings,
  •    
  • committee members to see meeting agendas and reviews online and accessible from a range of mobile devices,
  •    
  • researchers to access all information relating to their application in real time as part of the approval and review process, and
  •    
  • administrators to reduce the turnaround time for approvals by streamlining the review and minuting process.

Click here for further information about the announcement made by The University of Sydney.

If you require further information relating to the revised human ethics framework please email sales@universityoffice.com.au.

Platinum Sponsorship of ARMS 2012

24th April 2012

University Office is proud to announce our platinum sponsorship of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) 14th annual national conference, to be held in Surfers Paradise, Queensland from Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 September 2012.

The theme of the ARMS 14th annual national conference is the 'Ride the Wave of Collaboration: Industry, Institutions, Individuals'. The conference program consists of practical program of workshops, panel discussions, plenary and parallel information sessions, where all aspects of collaboration and research partnerships will be discussed from local to international level.

For more information regarding the ARMS 2012 conference click here

University Office has been a strong supporter of the Australian Research Management Society and we look forward to our continuing involvement.

Opening of New South Wales Office

15th March 2012

University Office is pleased to announce the opening of our New South Wales office on April 10th, 2012. The office will be run by our newest full-time employee, Richard Evans, who is known to a number of our clients from user group meetings where he represented The University of Sydney. As a Research Management consultant, Richard will be working with all clients on various aspects of implementation and product support, with an emphasis on documentation, configuration and testing.

Richard's deep knowledge of the research management sector and extensive knowledge of IRMA make him a strong addition to the University Office team, and we're proud to have him on board.

Back to top

Customer Login