2017 Assigners Academy

The Assigners Academy provides independent expert advice on matters relating to the administration of NHMRC’s peer review process, with a focus on NHMRC’s Project Grants scheme. The following resources are available to assist Assigners Academy members to perform their role.

Assigners’ Day Briefing Videos

Welcome and introduction
Professor Anne Kelso AO, NHMRC Chief Executive Officer

Overview of the 2017 application assignment process
Professor Roy Goldie, NHMRC Senior Principal Research Scientist
 

Assigners Academy RGMS Resources

RGMS Assigner Processes Quick Reference Guide Part 1.  Initial Tasks (PDF, 841.6KB)

  • Assigners Area in RGMS
  • Downloading Application Documents
  • Declaring Conflicts of Interest (CoI) and Assigner Suitability
  • Conflict of Interest Guidance Matrix
  • Formatting and Creating Assigner Email Stationery

RGMS Assigner Processes Quick Reference Guide Part 2.  Selecting Potential External Assessors (PDF, 1.1MB)

  • Accessing Your Applications
  • General Application Information from RGMS
  • Downloading Application Documents
  • Conducting a Search for External Assessors
  • Verifying Eligibility
  • Assigning Potential External Assessors to an Application

RGMS Assigner Processes Quick Reference Guide Part 3.  Sending Invitations to Potential External Assessors (PDF, 908KB)

  • Sending an Invitation to a Potential External Assessor
  • Cancelling an Invitation to a Potential External Assessor
  • Accepting or Declining an Invitation on behalf of a Potential External Assessor
  • Ruling on Potential Conflicts of Interest
  • Conflict of Interest Matrix

RGMS Assigner Processes Quick Reference Guide Part 4.  Inviting Overseas External Assessors (OSEA) (PDF, 753.2KB)

  • Assigning an OSEA to an Application
  • Sending an Invitation to an OSEA
  • Cancelling an Invitation to an OSEA
  • Accepting or Declining an Invitation on behalf of an OSEA
  • Potential OSEA Conflicts of Interest (CoI)

RGMS Assigner Processes Quick Reference Guide Part 5.  Monitoring Invitations to Potential External Assessors (PDF, 731.7KB)

  • Monitoring External Assessor (EA) Progress for Multiple Applications
  • Monitoring EA Progress for a Specific Application
  • Extending the Due Date for External Assessments

RGMS User Guide – Assigner Processes (PDF, 2.3MB)

  • Downloading Application Documents
  • Declaring Conflicts of Interest (CoI) and Assigner Suitability
  • Customising Email Stationery
  • Selecting External Assessors
  • Managing External Assessor Invitations
  • Monitoring External Assessor Progress

Assigners Academy Support Pack

This Support Pack provides an overview of key dates and a summary of responsibilities and processes applicable to 2017 Assigners Academy members.