EARMA Professional Development

A core objective for EARMA is to promote Research Administration as an acknowledged profession in European Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) and Research Funding Organisations (RFOs).  Hence, a key activity for EARMA is its Professional Development Programme for research managers and administrators (RMAs).

In EARMA we operate with three target groups:

  1. Research Administrators: Starting/beginners level. Individuals with up to three years of experience in research administration
  2. Research Managers: Individuals with at least four years of experience in research management and administration, gained in several of the areas covered by the units.
  3. Leadership in Research Management: Leaders and future leaders of ‘research offices’, ‘grants offices’ ‘sponsored programmes offices’. This group includes key relevant staff in RPOs and RFOs. Typically, they will have worked in research administration and management for seven years or more.

Presently EARMA offers professional development programmes for:

2.   Research Managers: A fully accredited professional qualification programme for professional research managers employed in Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) and Research Funding Organisations (RFOs). The qualification is awarded in association with ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) and regulated through the Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) through Europe. Read more.

3.   Leadership in Research Management:  Event based courses and seminars together with colleagues from outstanding research institutions in Europe. The events offers new knowledge, skills and a valuable network enabling you to tackle some of the most pressing challenges for you as head of a research office. Read more.

EARMA is also planning to offer introductory courses for Research Administrators. Contact pdpadministrator@earma.org for more info.

Discover the qualification programme and watch students participating on the previous Certificate in Research Management Workshop in Copenhagen 2014!

Contact us

Should you be interested to learn more about the EARMA Qualification please contact us at pdpadministrator@earma.org for further information!

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Advanced Training Centre (FTU)
Research Professional is  EARMA’s Official Media Sponsor. 


EARMA represents the community of Research Managers and Administrators within Europe. Our members work at the forefront of building the European Research Area.


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