Research supervision is a vital underpinning of research institutions
Academic supervision is a vital underpinning of research institutions, but recognition is not always concomitant with the influence of the role. Keeping on top of training and development is more important than we think.Read More
Scrapping ERA would be inimical to universities’ interests—here’s why.Higher Education Insight
ERA may be an imperfect framework but as proving value attains more eminence by the day, research evaluation becomes critical to universities’ interests.
Could improving wellbeing for academic staff elevate student experience?Higher Education Insight
The burdens of student support services would appear to position academic staff wellness in opposition to student wellness, but the research suggests they are interdependent
Disruption to the culture of academia might be a good thingHigher Education Insight
We’ve heard that the government’s efforts to improve research commercialisation seek to create cultural changes in Australian research. That might not be such a bad thing.
Covid-19 made science communication more important than ever—but we’re still having the same problems we had 20 years agoHigher Education Insight
The covid-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in health research translation, but it is far from the first time we’ve had problems with medical research and misinformation.
Research is vital to our economic and social growth. But how has the pandemic affected our PhD students?Higher Education Insight
PhD students are no strangers to high-stress, low-support work environments. The pandemic has exacerbated existing pressures.
5 life-saving Australian inventions you didn’t know aboutHigher Education Insight
Australia celebrates a robust history of medical research and development. Here are five lesser-known inventions that have contributed to the global good.
Funding diversity is the key to resilience for the Australian higher education sectorHigher Education Insight
The pandemic has exposed a weakness in our research funding model in Australia. Instead of switching our overreliance from one source of funding to another, we must diversify to promote stability and resilience.
Emerging technologies and online marketplaces are changing the way students study in AustraliaHigher Education Insight
Despite its challenges, the pandemic represents an exciting time for technology in higher education. It has accelerated the uptake of digital media and AI among other new innovations.
Expanding research commercialisation presents new challengesHigher Education Insight, Research Administration
Universities are set up to optimise funding from student enrolments, not to prioritise research commercialisation. Scaling up research commercialisation will require nuanced policy and a cultural shift.
DCA awarded ISO 27001 certificationDCA News
Database Consultants Australia (DCA) is pleased to announce we have been awarded ISO 27001 certification, the international standard that describes best practices for an ISMS (Information Security Management System). This builds on our long-established PCI-DSS certification, expanding the depth and breadth of our security practices.
The 3 reasons why Australia is turning to microcredentialsHigher Education Insight, Research Administration
Bite-sized certifications provide accessible up-skilling to Australian workers and lower risk for employers.
How can Australian universities improve their ability to adapt to regulatory uncertainty?Research Administration
Superficially small, ground-level changes can improve the adaptability of a whole organisation. For universities, cultural change, supporting staff and co-workers, and ensuring high-quality professional communication can make all the difference.
Well managed technology solutions reduce overwork for academic staffResearch Administration
Occupational stress among academic staff is at an all-time high, but technology can help alleviate the burden.
The Top 3 Things Universities Must Do to Thrive in 2021Research Administration, News
Universities must learn to fully embrace being online, the opportunities afforded by research commercialisation, and administrative flexibility to succeed.
Massey University Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa (Massey) has successfully upgraded to ResearchMaster Enterprise Version 7.5.1 (RME 7.5.1)Research Administration, News
The upgrade from RME5 to RME7 is a significant change and represents a major improvement to the university’s research management administration.
DCA Group appoints Michael McCallum as Chief Executive Officer- ResearchMasterNews
ResearchMaster is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael McCallum as the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer.
Charles Sturt University Upgrades to ResearchMaster Enterprise version 7.6News
The Research Team at Charles Sturt University have successfully implemented a major upgrade to ResearchMaster Enterprise Version 7.6 (RME).
In the wake of Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Bill 2020 research administration is more important than everResearch Administration
Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Bill 2020 is the latest piece of legislation concerning foreign interference and national security at a federal level. It requires that states, territories, local governments and public universities notify the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of their foreign arrangements, with the aim of ensuring that such arrangements do not adversely affect Australia’s foreign relations and are consistent with Australia’s foreign policy.
University of the Sunshine Coast Successfully Upgrades to RME7.6Research Administration, News
The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) has continued the trend of Queensland universities successfully upgrading to ResearchMaster Enterprise Version 7.6 (RME).
ResearchMaster Partnering with Victoria UniversityHDR, Research Administration
Victoria University (VU) recently upgraded to ResearchMaster Enterprise Version 7. Hear from the team of both the Research Services and the Graduate Research Office as they share part of their journey
Victoria University of Wellington Successfully Upgrades to ResearchMaster Enterprise Version 7Research Administration, News
Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) in New Zealand have successfully completed a major upgrade of ResearchMaster, recently going live with ResearchMaster Enterprise version 7 (RME7) across multiple functionality areas.
Is upgrading your research management system worth the effort? Alex Skevofylakas has the answersResearch Administration
Leading the upgrade of a university enterprise solution can seem like a monumental task when you also have your day job to contend with, how did you find the experience?
Winners Announced: 2021 ACGR Awards for Excellence in Graduate Research EducationHDR, News
The Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) has announced the winners of the 2021 ACGR Awards for Excellence in Graduate Research Education and celebrated some of the inspiring work that is happening in Australian universities.
Victoria University implements ResearchMaster Enterprise 7Research Administration, News
The Research Services and Graduate Research team at Victoria University have successfully implemented a major upgrade of ResearchMaster Enterprise latest iteration RME7
University of Wollongong wins the 2020 ResearchMaster Award for Excellence in Research ManagementNews
Congratulations to Sharon Athanasios and Lorraine Denny who have been awarded the 2020 ResearchMaster Award for Excellence in Research Management.
ResearchMaster Supports ACU Candidature Services SuccessHDR, News
The ACU Candidature Services team are celebrating after successfully upgrading to the latest iteration of ResearchMaster’s research administration solution, RME7.
ResearchMaster selected to partner with Curtin University to deliver Research Management SolutionNews
Curtin University has announced ResearchMaster as their chosen supplier to deliver its Research Management Solution
DCA achieves PCI-DSS certification for data security while processing 20M transactionsNews
DCA has achieved PCI-DSS certification for the 8th consecutive year. Our accreditation includes Service Provider at the highest level (Level 1) as well as Merchant accreditation.
Australian Council of Graduate Research shines a bright light on excellence in research trainingNews
Amidst the challenges and concerns it is important to continue to recognise and reward the dedication and excellence that is at the foundation of university research and teaching.
Australians are attaining more higher degrees than ever before, so what is driving them away from university roles?HDR
More Australians are attaining higher degrees than ever before, but diverse pressures are driving them away from traditional university roles and instead toward industry and business.
Making the most of technology to ease the burden of research administrationResearch Administration
Increasingly, technology is stepping in to help balance the burden of administration for Australian researchers and the teams that support them. But how do you get the most out of a research management solution?
Leading universities set to benefit from latest RM technologyNews
CQUniversity (CQU) and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) are the latest higher education institutions to benefit from the ResearchMaster Enterprise state of the art technology.