We are very pleased to announce that EARMA has been recommended for funding for an important project under the HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01 call that will support the strengthening of an inclusive research management community in Europe. Working with our partners, we will achieve this through the RM ROADMAP project.
RM ROADMAP (Creating Framework Conditions for Research Management to Strengthen the European Research Area) will create a roadmap for the future of research management (RM) in Europe and a community to support its delivery. It will be conducted over 36 months and is funded to the amount of €1.5m.
The overarching objective of RM ROADMAP is to identify and adapt the research management capital base of the EU, including the widening countries, and emerging needs of its current and future research management workforce to improve EU’s competitiveness and sustain its economic performance.
The RM ROADMAP consortium is proposing a state-of-the-art pan-European network of research managers, supporting the establishment of strategic, cross-border partnerships between research managers in industry, Research Funding Organisations, higher education, and research institutions.
The project will connect existing European networks on a smart community platform which will enable an unprecedented co-creation process in research management in the world. This co-creation process will gather the existing communities and expand upon them to reach two main objectives - To create and inform a bottom-up consensus on the future of RM in a roadmap, and to inform the community about existing training, networking, funding, and mobility opportunities.
RD ROADMAP consists of 8 partners: European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (Belgium); HETFA Research Institute (Hungary); Nova University Lisbon (Portugal); Association of European Science & Technology Transfer Professionals (Netherlands); Crowdhelix Limited (Ireland), The Cyprus Institute (Cyprus) and associated partners Janssen Pharmaceuticals (J&J) and Una Europa (Belgium).
You can read more about the WIDERA Work Programme here.
We are delighted to be working with our partner organisations on this project and we know that we will be able to succeed in this endeavour together as we work towards our shared goal.