• 11 Sep 2014 4:10 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    On 26 September 2014 the Commission will organise a "coordinators' day" for coordinators of successful proposals. The purpose of the event is to explain the details on the preparation and signature of grant agreements. It will take place in the Charlemagne building in  Brussels from 9.30 to 17.00. It is mainly meant for coordinators of proposals who were invited to prepare a grant agreement but other participants are also welcome subject to the availability of seats. Registration (first-come first-served, priority for persons representing coordinators of successful proposals) is via the following website:

    The agenda is also available there. It will also be possible to follow the event online. The hyperlink to the live stream will be made available on the website a few days before the event. 

    We would be grateful if you could distribute this announcement broadly among your constituencies. As a reference, a News item on the event is available on the Participant Portal (

  • 01 Sep 2014 6:15 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Dear colleagues,

    after the successful 1st and 2nd call for STSM applications, we are pleased to announce the launch for the 3rd call of STSM (short term scientific mission) applications. The deadline for applications is on October 1, 2014. Please note that the first year of COST BESTPRAC ends on November 30. All STSMs have to be finished and the report has to be approved before November 30. So, STSMs shall not end later than November 15.

    Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are aimed at supporting individual mobility and at strengthening the existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing scientists to visit an institution in another participating COST Country or an approved NNC institution or an approved IPC institution. A STSM should specifically contribute to the objectives of the COST Targeted Network.

    Applicants who are early stage administrators, representing the target group of BESTPRAC and coming from so-called inclusiveness countries are particularly encouraged to submit a STSM application. All other participants of BESTPRAC interested in a STSM are, of course, also very welcome to submit a STSM application.

    Detailed information on the aims of STSMs and application procedure is available at
    In the internal area of the BESTPRAC webpage you can access the previous applications as reference. (Username: bestprac, password: !tn1302!)

    Please distribute this information also to any of your young colleagues who might interested in a STSM.

    We are looking forward to receive many interesting STSM applications by the deadline.

    Best regards,
    Martina Pöll

    PS: I will be on holidays on September 22 - October 3. In case of questions concerning your STSM, please contact me in due course.

    Mag.(FH) Martina Pöll

    Technische Universität Wien
    Institut für Mechanik der Werkstoffe und Strukturen

    Vienna University of Technology
    Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures

    Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien

    Tel: (++43 1) 58801 20211
    Fax: (++43 1 ) 58801 920211

    DVR: 0005886

  • 29 Aug 2014 4:40 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    EARMA Conference 2015

    Global Outreach: Enabling Cultures and Diversity in Research Management and Administration

    Please submit your topic proposals until November 3 2014,

    The topic-submissions tool on the new conference website is ready to receive your proposals.

    The 21st Annual Conference of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) will take place from the 28th of June to the 1st of July 2015 at Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands. Leiden has been a leading centre for education and research since 1575 and is celebrating its 440th birthday.

    The EARMA conference welcomes topic proposals, which support and exemplify the broad nature and cultural diversity of research itself and which add to the professional development and competency of research managers. It also encourages topics, which support collaboration of different kinds and between different types of partners. We also have new tracks, which include support for generic skills and competency with software and other tools needed for professional research management.

    Before submitting your proposal, please consult the conference website for instructions and ideas. We look forward to receiving your topic proposal.


    David Lauder chair ACC

    Anna Groeninx van Zoelen Local Organisor.

  • 26 Aug 2014 6:48 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Dear Earma,

    I hope you don’t mind me sending this email but IRN Research is an independent research company in the UK and we are running a research project where we are looking for feedback from research administrators and managers in universities and other institutions. The research has been commissioned by Jisc ( and we are looking for as wide a range of responses as possible. I wondered if you could circulate details to your members, or maybe there is someone in your organisation who would be interested in contributing?

    The aim is to find out what routes researchers and research administrators use to find participants for research studies and clinical trials. The specific aim of the research is to explore the opportunities for the JISC-funded (CFP) going forward.

    There are two ways in which individuals can take part in the research:
    1. They can email me at if they would like to take part in a short telephone interview (10-12 minutes) on their use of recruitment methods and services, and perceptions of the various ways of recruiting participants for projects. An incentive of a $20 Amazon gift card will be given to all interviewees and IRN Research will also make a donation to Save the Children.
    2. If by any chance they have used CFP we would like them to complete the online survey at the link below and we will donate to Save the Children for every completed survey. There is also an invite at the end of the survey to take part in a telephone interview with an incentive of a $20 Amazon gift card for every interviewee:

    All responses will be treated in the strictest confidence and anonymised and responses will only be used to produce top-line results for a research report to be presented to Jisc. No contact details or responses will be passed to anyone else.

    Anything you can do to spread the word about the research would be greatly appreciated and if you have any questions on the research, or would like me to set up a specific invite for your members to be used in any emails/postings you want to send out, then please let me know.

    Thank you.

    Best Regards,


    Dr David Mort
    IRN Research (trading name of IRN Consultants Ltd)
    60 Eastern Green Road, Coventry CV5 7LH, UK
    Mob: +44(0)07905 239599
    Head Office: +44(0) 121 635 5210

    Registered in England and Wales – Company No 06641213

  • 13 Jul 2014 4:34 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    The Tallinn conference presentations slides can be found here:

  • 23 Jun 2014 6:14 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Please click here to see the report of the elected auditors for the members of EARMA, 2013.

  • 16 Jun 2014 7:09 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Hereby we are pleased to send you the links to the documents for the General Assembly at 17:00 on the 1st July 2014, at Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia.

    EARMA Annual Report 2013
    CV´s and presentations

    Anne Katrin Wereskiold Additional Document

    Jan Andersen Additional Document

    Susi Poli - Additional Document

    Treasurer Report
    ACC report
    PDWG report
    ERAWG Report

    All the documents are available on the EARMA website, and will not be distributed physically at the conference, so please bring your own copy.

    We look forward to seeing you in Tallinn!

    On behalf of the EARMA Board
    John Donovan, EARMA Chair

  • 29 Apr 2014 6:43 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)
    General Assembly 2014

    The 20th Ordinary General Assembly of EARMA, will be held on the 1st of July 2014 17.00-­‐18.00 at Tallinn University in conjunction with our Annual Conference.To find out more about the range of opportunities to get involved in EARMA for the benefit of your professional career and of course for EARMA, please take a look at the agenda and see how you can contribute.There are the following calls:-­‐
    - EARMA Board members,

    - Auditors,

    - members of the Annual Conference Committee

    - members of Professional Development Working Group

    - members of the ERA Working Group

    - For the hosting of the Annual Conference 2017

    Please note the deadline for all calls has been extended until the 8th of June 2014. Please follow the guidelines set forth in the agenda.

  • 29 Mar 2014 2:58 PM | John Donovan (Administrator)
    CAURA Seminar - Places available for EARMA members
    The Canadian Association of University Research Administrators is offering 15 places at its next webinar (April 8th at 12 p.m. EST) programme to EARMA members.

    Hit the Ground Running: Advice for the Early Career Research Administrator Katie will lead early career research administrators in distinguishing between excelling in current roles and excelling in their careers. Katie will also teach attendees strategies to measure, articulate, increase and promote achievements. In particular she will highlight the opportunities afforded by your CAURA membership as well as other resources. This webinar was also offered in December. Registrants from December and this webinar will all be entered in a draw to win a free copy of Steer Your Career: A Research Administrator's Manual for Mapping Success (2013) donated by authors Katie Porter and Sarah Lampson.

    To register for this webinar please contact: Sarah Lampson, Executive Director/Directrice executive, Canadian Association of University Research Administrators/Association canadienne d'administrateurs de recherche universitaire (CAURA/ACARU) at 

  • 29 Mar 2014 2:54 PM | John Donovan (Administrator)
    New EARMA Posters and Flyers

    EARMA has just launched a new set of flyers and posters for use by members. For more information see EARMA in a Wordsl
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Advanced Training Centre (FTU)
Research Professional is  EARMA’s Official Media Sponsor. 


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