• 22 Apr 2015 7:39 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Research Ethics and your work in Research Management and Administration - EARMA survey

    As research manager or –administrator you may have noticed the increased attention for Research Ethics. For instance, you may be involved in addressing Ethics Issues while writing the Ethics Self –Assessment that is now part of all H2020 proposals or in the development of expertise, policies and institutional structures like Ethics Committees, Data Protection Officers, or ethics advisory at your organization.  This increased attention has not yet resulted in clearcut practices and procedures and may probably not do so for a while. Guiding principles are scarce or non-existent. There are many uncertainties, leading to a broad range of practices and processes in research management and administration to handle this increased concern for Research Ethics.

    At the EARMA annual conference 2015 ( at the session: ‘First experiences with the Ethical Review in H2020’ on June 30 (Track 2. Responsible Research and Innovation), we have a floor to discuss this development and share options for improvement, bottlenecks and best practices. In order to inform the discussion, you find a survey link below where you can share your experiences as a research manager or administrator. Filling in the survey will take approximately 15 minutes of your time. Do feel free to distribute the survey in your professional network, as this will enrich our understanding and professional development. The results of the survey will be made available through the presentation at the conference.

    I would like to thank you for sharing your experiences and comments and look forward to your participation in EARMA session June 30th or be in touch otherwise! 

    More detailed information can be found here. You can also proceed to the survey directly:

    The deadline for completing the survey is the 1st of June.

    Your sincerely,


    Mrs. Astrid F.M.M. Souren PhD.

    Program Development / Institute for Management Research / Nijmegen School of Management Radboud University / Thomas van Aquinostraat 5.0.63, 6525 GD Nijmegen / PO Box 9108,  6500 HK Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  • 02 Apr 2015 7:36 AM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Individual membership subscription fees

    For many years now EARMA has kept its annual individual membership fee at €180. However from time to time personal circumstances may make it difficult for members to pay this fee. Examples of such situations are unemployment, maternity leave, paternity  leave, parental leave, retirement etc. The Board has agreed that a discount of 50% may be applied in certain circumstances where members have difficulty paying the fee but the maintenance of their member and the continued access to the EARMA network is either desirable to them personally or essential to their future career. If you feel that you are eligible to apply for this discount please contact the Treasurer directly at the following email address ( outlining the reason for your application. All applications will be assessed on an individual case by case basis and will be treated in the strictest of confidence. The discount if approved will be applied for the current year only. Members are eligible to reapply on an annual basis. Normal VAT regulations will still apply.

  • 12 Mar 2015 10:01 AM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Missed the EARMA Expert Seminar? Visit the video archive.

    The EARMA Expert seminar was held in Brussels "Horizon 2020 - Eat the pudding" on the 10th and 11th of March 2015.

    The event covered first experiences with the implementation of Horizon 2020 and the latest developments in Brussels. Dr. Derek Jan Fikkers exlained the results obtained from the Technopolis Study on Project Management.  Dr. Anne Katrin Werenskiold presented the outcomes of the ERA - Working Group Survey: The Second Round. Alan Cross gave an insight to the European Commissions view on the first start with the H2020 program. What goes as expected? Where are hiccups, where can best practices be found?

    Visit the video archive

  • 21 Jan 2015 6:37 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    LAST CHANCE: Call for Proposals to close Friday–2015 SRA International Annual Meeting      

    2015 Annual Meeting

    October 19 – 21 (Pre Conference Workshops October 17-18)

    The Paris Hotel

    Las Vegas


    Call for Proposals


    Don’t miss this opportunity to submit a proposal for the upcoming 2015 SRA International Annual Meeting at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas in October.

    Speaking at the Annual Meeting provides an excellent opportunity for comparing practices with colleagues and increasing your professional and institutional exposure within the international research management community.

    Submit a Proposal Today!

    Deadline: January 23, 2015

    SRA International is a volunteer organization. No reimbursement or stipends are being offered.


    Learn, Connect, Grow in Las Vegas


    For more information visit: 2015 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

    Paris Hotel, Las Vegas

  • 12 Jan 2015 6:12 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    It is a great pleasure to inform you that the 21st Annual Conference of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) is now open for early bird registration. The conference will take place from the 28th June to the 1st of July 2015 at Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands. The reduced rates will be available until the 15th of April 2015.

    This year the theme for the conference is Global Outreach: Enabling Cultures and Diversity in Research Management and Administration. This theme reflects the growing need and ambition to reach out and get connected and work together globally. Cooperating not only in the field of scientific research & innovation and higher education but also in the field of research management and administration.  

    We would also like to invite you to help us to shape the programme by indicating your 10 most favourite programme topics during the registration procedure.  You can see a preliminary list of topics at:

    If you know any colleagues that might be interested in the EARMA conference please click on the “invite your colleague” feature on the Conference website and we send them an invitation.

    Further information please visit

    We look forward to welcoming you in Leiden.

    Annual Conference Committee

  • 09 Dec 2014 4:04 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)
    Dear EARMA team
    Dear EARMA working groups

    Allow me to cordially invite you to the BILAT USA 2.0 EU-U.S. Innovation Conference on 14-15 January 2015 to Brussels.
    BILAT USA 2.0, an initiative funded by the European Union under FP7, is supporting the current renewal process of the EU-U.S. S&T Agreement through the planned EU-U.S. Innovation Conference ´How to integrate the innovation dimension in the EU-U.S. S&T Agreement´ on 14-15 January 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.

    The main goal of the EU-U.S. Innovation Conference is to highlight existing best practices in Member States and to promote the integration of the innovation aspect in the EU-U.S. S&T Agreement through more innovative and entrepreneurial principles.

    You are kindly invited to participate and follow the discussions during eight key note speeches, expert discussions, policy panels and best practice workshops on latest research, technology and innovation aspects, transatlantic innovation policies and future innovation trends.

    Prior to the EU-U.S. innovation conference a BILAT USA 2.0 pre-conference policy workshop ´Towards enhanced EU-U.S. innovation collaboration through policy measures´ shall discuss EU-U.S. innovation collaboration among policy-makers and highlight especially barriers and challenges experienced by the U.S. research community in order to enhance EU-U.S. RTDI business collaboration.

    For further information and registration please follow the link !

    Thank you for considering my invitation!

    Best regards,

    Elli Tzatzanis-Stepanovic

    Elli B. Tzatzanis-Stepanovic
    Economist, MSc
    Certified Senior Project Manager, IPMA
    Expert for International Cooperation

    Tel +43 (0) 57755 4603
    Fax +43 (0) 57755 94600

    FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency
    EIP - Division European and International Programmes
    Unit for International Cooperation and Mobility

    Sensengasse 1
    A-1090 Vienna, Austria

  • 20 Nov 2014 3:44 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)
    EARTO, EIRMA & EUA Join Forces for Event on Responsible Partnering in R&I
    EARTO, EIRMA and EUA will join forces on 3rd December 2014 to organise an event on Responsible Partnering in research and innovation aiming to collect ideas on how to improve strategic cooperation between RTOs, academia and industry. The event will show examples of projects where these three type of partners have worked together: showing strengths, difficulties & lessons learned from partnerships.
    Input collected during the event will be used to update the 2009 version of the EARTO-EUA-EIRMA Responsible Partnering handbook.
    - See more at: 

  • 17 Nov 2014 12:30 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    The European Food Information Resource - EuroFIR AISBL is organizing a workshop on EU Project Management & Science Communication from Monday 17th November (12.30) to Thursday 20th November 2014 (17.30). RTDS will provide training on IPR management in FP7/H2020 research & innovation projects as part of this workshop.

    The workshop will take place at the Thon Hotel Bristol Stéphanie in Brussels (Belgium). Registration for the workshop is still open and there are still places available (a maximum of 25 applicants will be selected).

    Aim of the workshop

    Participants will gain sufficient knowledge to successfully manage EU-funded projects. The workshop is targeted primarily at academics or other staff from public, private and non-profit sectors from both EU and non-EU countries new to project management or who want to refresh their knowledge with the advent of Horizon2020.


    A maximum of 25 applicants will be selected in order to ensure the course is highly interactive. Applicant should ideally have some relevant work experience, e.g. proposing for or participated in an EU-funded or other multi-centred project. The modules will be taught in English and are highly interactive. 


    More information on the programme, registration, fees and accommodation is available on EuroFIR website, here.

    Don’t miss out on this special offer and take advantage of this exclusive reduction fee for EuroFIR members! 

  • 02 Nov 2014 6:56 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Deadline to submit topic proposals extended until November 17 2014 

    We are pleased to inform you that the deadline to submit topic proposals has been extended until November 17 2014,

    Although we have already received many topics for the Conference programme we would like to extend the deadline as it has come to the attention of the ACC that there are quite a lot of excellent initiatives still in the making. 

    The first review of topics is planned for November 18 2014. We look forward to receiving your topic proposals.


    Kind regards

    Annual Conference Committee

  • 09 Oct 2014 4:45 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Workshop on US Research Funding Opportunities for EU Researchers

    BILAT USA 2.0, is a project funded by the European Union under FP7, with the aim to enhance EU-US Science and Innovation cooperation.

    BILAT USA 2.0 have organised a series of workshops on US Research Funding Opportunities for EU Researchers to be held in Brussels, Oslo and Berlin. For further information please click the links below:

    Brussels - Monday, 27 October 2014, 10 am – 4 pm: Regus Brussels Central Station Koloniënstraat 11, 1000 Brussels, 1st floor
    Oslo - Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 10 am – 4 pm in the Research Council of Norway, The Auditorium, Drammensveien 288, Lysaker, Oslo
    Berlin - Friday, 31 October 2014, 10 am – 4 pm in the premises of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Chausseestraße 111, 10115 Berlin, 5th floor

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