The 5th annual workshop for research managers and administrators, organized by the Research Management Task Force took place in Bratislava (Slovakia) at Comenius University, on 28th – 30th May 2019.
The workshop successfully pursued the tradition of the previous 4 years events in Utrecht (2015), Hull (2016), Brno (2017), Malta (2018) for providing a supportive forum for developing networks and opportunities to share best practice in research management.
Research project managers and research support officers from 14 institutions around Europe (UUN members) participated in various networking activities to exchange their knowledge and expertise. Additionally, representatives from 4 regional institutions and research organizations contributed to the event.
Programme and focus
The programme of the 2019 workshop included the cross-cutting themes: preparation for the new Framework Programme for Research & Innovation Horizon Europe (2021-2027), synergies of EU funding programmes and national schemes, and of course Brexit and its impact on the future of the research collaboration with UK institutions.
A specific session focused on the introduction of two different tools for developing project proposals and building networks:
- Paul Tuinenburg introduced Impacter, an online tool helping researchers and research managers improve the impact section of their proposals. Impacter tackles the common mistakes and style elements in proposals and provides instant feedback for improvement.
- Michael Browne presented Vision 2020: The Crowdhelix Network. This platform connects experts from leading research institutions & innovating companies around the world, to develop pioneering collaborative projects.
Very interesting and provoking discussions during the session focused on the best practice of the efficient and effective organization of research support services.
All the attendees enjoyed the friendly and supportive atmosphere of the workshops that the host institution, Comenius University, organized and delivered to the highest standards.
Shared experiences and the exchange of expertise will be used to improve services and support at the appropriate home institutions and build a professional network with colleagues from across Europe
6th Annual Research Managers’ Workshop
The Research Management Task Force is delighted to invite the research managers and research support officers to the 6th annual workshop for research managers and administrators.
The Workshop 2020 will be held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) at the University of Ljubljana, on 31st March – 2nd April 2020.