EARMA Conference Oslo

EARMA Conference Oslo

A4- 60m Baumgartner, Parik;30m Delauré, Claesen and Brännvall

Category: Oral 60 Mins
Thursday 5 May 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Europe/Oslo) (Expired) Hall A

Sessions A4

16:30-17:30 - Martin Baumgartner and Michael Parik
Horizon Europe - cost reporting changes and possible implementation impacts

17:30 - 18:00 - Stijn Delauré, Nik Claesen, Evelina Brännvall 
​The EC Research Management Initiative & the RM ROADMAP project


Horizon Europe - cost reporting changes and possible implementation impacts

Although Horizon Europe represents an evolution rather than a revolution compared to Horizon 2020, there are some new rules. Especially in the area of cost accounting, new questions arise with regard to the practical implementation and alignment and adaption of systems of organisations participating in Horizon Europe. In this context, the new cost accounting rules such as the change from hourly to daily rates for personnel costs should be highlighted. This session will present the novelties as well as the resulting questions linked to the real implementation on the basis of a research organisation. Where possible solutions on how to manage these changes will be shown.


Martin Baumgartner has been head of unit and National Contact Point for “Legal and Financial aspects” in Horizon Europe and predecessor programmes since 2008. Experience in legal and financial matters, international cooperation, coordination and evaluation of EU funded projects. Skills in organizational development, experienced certified business coach, trainer and facilitator (Sigmund Freud University Vienna). Master of law (University of Vienna). Martin is a member of the European Commission Model Grant Agreement expert group, the Open Science Austria and the DESCA consultation group.

Michael Parik works as Grants Affairs Coordinator at AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria´s largest non-university research organization. His background in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration helps him to transfer financial and legal regulations into operational needs and processes for the participation of AIT in several funding programmes. He has experience in pre- and post-award management of funding projects, supervised several first & second level audits. Another working area is to monitor the policy landscape in terms of R&D funding. Michael is also involved in the representation of AIT in numerous stakeholder organizations (i.e.active member of EARTO - Working Group Finance) and has been an EARMA member since 2010.


The Research Management Initiative and the RM ROADMAP project 

The Research Management Initiative is proposed to be setup under action 17 of the European Research Area (ERA) Policy Agenda. The Initiative aims to enhance the strategic capacity for research management in Europe’s public research performing and funding organisations. The session will give insight into the important role of research management for the ERA and the envisaged policy and programme support for research managers. Following the Council’s call to support Europe-wide training and networking opportunities for research managers, the Commission will soon launch two Horizon Europe WIDERA supported grants. EARMA and its partners are currently in the final stages of grant preparation of RM ROADMAP. The session will introduce the RM Roadmap project, which seeks to co-create a roadmap for the future with and for the research management community and determine how it can best contribute to the ERA objectives.


Stijn Delauré round

Stijn Delauré - Policy Officer, European Commission, DG R&I
Stijn Delauré is policy officer in the ‘R&I Actors and Research Careers’ unit of the European Commission's Directorate General for Research and Innovation, in particular dealing with policy developments for higher education sector and research careers in the context of the new European Research Area (ERA). Stijn obtained a PhD in biotechnology in 2003 and was researcher in academia and business, research and policy adviser at KU Leuven, active in LERU and other university umbrella organisations, as well as in EARMA and BESTPRAC, before he joined the European Commission in 2017 as policy officer and Sherpa for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Nik Claesen round

Nik Claesen - EARMA Managing Director 
Nik Claesen has been the Managing Director of EARMA for 5 years. Within EARMA he works to improve the quality of research support throughout Europe by creang a network for professional development and best pracce exchange. He is a Belgian naonal living in the greater Brussels area and is passionate about research support. He has a background in research administraon and more specifically in EU funded research for Brussels University (VUB) and bid consulng for Imperial College London. He holds master’s degrees in management and history. He is passionate about the people and the goals of his associaon and has spearheaded the growth with an amazing group of acve members. EARMA is connuously improving its own previous records for membership, event aendance, finances and candidates in governance. Nik has plenty of experience to share but even more quesons to ask about growing and improving associaons.

Evelina Brännvall round 2

Dr. Evelina Brännvall - EARMA Chair
Dr. Evelina Brännvall is the Chair of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) and working as an external funding specialist at Grants Office of Luleå University of Technology (LTU) in Sweden. In her everyday work supports university’s leadership and researchers in external funding issues, in creating and maintaining good relationships with national and EU funders. Evelina has a background in Natural Sciences (geology) and have a quite a long experience in research, research management and in evaluating the research project applications. She has one PhD in Environmental Engineering (Lithuania, 2006) and another one in Waste Science and Technology (Sweden, 2013). Evelina transitioned into the research management in 2014. Since then, she has been on various EARMA Committees, graduated the first cohort of the EARMA Certificate Programme in Research Management. She has been on the Annual Conference Programme Committee since the very beginning and chaired it for two years. She is a co-organiser of EARMA Leadership programme. She was an EARMA Board member (2017-2021) and from 2021 she is an elected Chair of EARMA. She has also been on the board of the Swedish Association of Research Managers and Administrators (SWARMA) for almost two years.

These two sessions will be chaired by Bruno Woeran