Welcome to the latest edition of the EARMA newsletter. In this month's publication, the EARMA Conference Prague call for abstracts is open until September 16, the launch of the RM ROADMAP project in Belgrade will take place September 8, find out more about the EARMA Certificate in Research Managementwe're moving to the new EARMA Community Platform, we're calling for Volunteer Expert Evaluators for the EARMA Conference, the deadline for our training awards is approaching, there are new ERION Core Group members and the 10th Meeting is coming up, come along to EARMA's RMA Day celebration, discover Clarivate's new Research Office suite​, we have a fascinating event on Change Management, we're hosting another EARMA Leadership Event, and we hear about discounted rates for members of INORMS associations.


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EARMA Conference Prague call for abstracts open until September 16

The call for abstracts for the next EARMA Conference opened August 18, 2022, and will close September 16, 2022. The theme of the EARMA Conference is "Widening and Deepening of the RMA Profession" and it will take place in Prague, Czechia, April 24-26, 2023. We are encouraging all of our community to submit your abstracts before the deadline and we look forward to seeing you in Prague. Make your submission now

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Launch of the RM ROADMAP project in Belgrade

EARMA and partners will launch the RM ROADMAP project in Belgrade, Serbia, September 8, 2022. EARMA is delivering this important project to support the strengthening of an inclusive research management community in Europe. The first part of the launch event will be broadcast online 09:00 – 10:30 CEST so you can watch the launch remotely. Read the agenda and register.

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Upcoming Certificate in Research Management information session

The next cohort for the EARMA Certificate in Research Management and Administration is due to start October 25, 2022. If you would like to find out more, why not join our next information session September 15, 2022, at 15:30 CEST. The information session consists of a brief presentation and is a chance for you to find out more about the Certificate. Register your place today.


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We're moving to the new EARMA Community Platform

EARMA is transitioning to a new IT system and we are asking you to setup your profile in our new Community Platform. This new system will allow you to connect with colleagues, share best practice and engage with EARMA events all in one place.

Step 1) Click here to set up your account and follow the link to the welcome page.

Step 2) Select 'Existing EARMA member logging for the first time'.

Step 3) Go into the 'Edit Profile' area on the top right side of the webpage and ensure that your profile contains the essential information. Please complete all mandatory fields and include your country, address and VAT number where relevant.

Step 4) Scroll to the bottom of the 'Edit Profile' area and update your email preferences.

Please note that without this essential information, you will not be able to participate in EARMA conferences, events or activities. You may also experience errors during registration processes until you update or complete your profile.

We look forward to seeing you on the EARMA Community Platform and we hope to see you in-person very soon.


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EARMA Annual Conference 2023 – Call for Volunteer Expert Evaluators

The 2023 EARMA Annual Conference Programme Committee (ACPC) is looking for dedicated volunteers to help us shape the content of the programme for the 2023 conference to be held in Prague in April 2023.  As always, the conference will be structured in ‘topics’ and we are looking for people with expertise in one or more of these strands to support us evaluating and ranking the submitted abstracts. Read more and apply.

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Training awards

To support participation in the EARMA Certificate in Research Management and Early Stage Research Administrators Masterclass courses, we have created some awards to help facilitate your involvement. Our training awards can be used for costs associated with both courses. Please make sure to apply before the deadline of September 15, 2022. Read more.

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New ERION Core Group members and 10th Meeting

We are very pleased to announce that a new Core Group has been formed for the EARMA Ethics and Research Integrity Officer Network. You can find out who the members are here. The next meeting will take place November 17, 2022, in-person in Brussels. The topic of the event will be "Research Integrity Promotion Plans: From creation to implementation" and registration will open soon. We hope to see you there!

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EARMA's RMA Day celebration

The EARMA Campfire Events are a very informal way to gather the EARMA community together online to network and have fun. What could be a better way to celebrate together? The celebrations of the International Research Administrators' Day have increased in visibility globally, and this year's event, is the second EARMA Campfire Event held in recognition of the International Research Administrators Day (actual date of RMA Day: September 25, 2022, but that's a Sunday). Come and join us for as long or short as you can during Friday, September 23, 2022, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST, and let's have a good time together. Read more and register.


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Webinar on Clarivate's new Research Office suite​

Join us October 6 from 11:00-12:00 CEST for a webinar that will help you find out how to strengthen the reputation and standing of your institution with Clarivate’s new Research Office suite. It will be particularly useful to those interested in research evaluation and management, strategic planning, benchmarking and portfolio analysis, collaborations and partnerships (partner identification, Industry, networks, research showcasing) grant support and talent development. Read more and register


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Introduction to Change Management

Change Management (CM) is an application of a structured process and set of tools for leading the people side of change to achieve a desired outcome. This event is for those interested in post-award and especially who are actively involved in the project management process. Although mastering CM will probably need additional training, it is still expected that attendees will be able to embrace something for their day-to-day activities. This event will take place October 18, 14:00-15:00 CEST. Read more and register.


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EARMA Leadership Event 2022

Are you a leader at a research performing organisation? Join us for a tailor-made program that will target day-to-day challenges and dilemmas and more strategic considerations that must be handled by you and your team, balancing expectations from rectorates, faculties, individual researchers, as well as funders and authorities. Through keynote presentations, as well as working and sharing in peer learning groups, the Leadership Event will give the participants effective ways to navigate an environment of rapid change and often with contradicting goals and directions. This event will take place November 22 - November 24, 2022. Register your place today.

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INORMS Sister Association Reciprocal Benefit Strategy (ISARBS)

ISARBS is a new initiative that allows participating members of the INORMS community of research management associations to benefit from discounted rates on certain events, publications and other products offered by other associations in the INORMS community. Please note that, in relation to EARMA discounts, you must be a member of a research management association outside of Europe affiliated to INORMS and participating in the ISARBS Strategy. Read more.