Welcome to the latest edition of the EARMA newsletter. In this month's publication, we announce the opening of the EARMA Conference call for abstracts August 18, we're asking you to join us in the transition to our new IT system, there are CRM information sessions coming up, we have some training awards available for you, we're hosting an online event to launch the RM ROADMAP project, we're asking you to join us for the first EARMA Impact thematic group meeting, join the Early Stage Research Administrators Masterclass October 2022, the call for the EARMA Conference 2024 venue is currently open and the 10th meeting of the ERION group is coming up in November.


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EARMA Conference Prague call for abstracts opens August 18

The call for abstracts for the next EARMA Conference will open August 18, 2022, and the theme is "Widening and Deepening of the RMA Profession". The next EARMA Conference will take place in Prague, Czechia, April 24-26, 2023. We are encouraging all of our community to submit your abstracts and to join us in Prague. Read more.

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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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Upcoming CRM information sessions

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 one of our information sessions, which will be held on August 25, 2022, at 15:30 CEST and 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.

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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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Launch of the RM ROADMAP project

EARMA and partners will launch the RM ROADMAP project in Belgrade, Serbia, September 8, 2022. The RM ROADMAP project will focus on creating framework conditions for research management to strengthen the European Research Area. The first part of the launch event is hybrid and will be broadcast online. Read the agenda and register.


Join us for the first EARMA Impact thematic group meeting

We're inviting research managers and administrators working in higher education institutions to take part in a thematic group focusing on impact at the first official meeting of the group. In the meeting, experienced colleagues will share best practice in impact support. Read more and register for the September 19-20, 2022, meeting in-person in Brussels here.


Early Stage Research Administrators Masterclass October 2022

The Early Stage Research Administrators Masterclass (ESRAM) is delivered by experienced research managers and the aim of this course is to empower research administrators to undertake their new role with confidence, to present career pathways and give the participants an appreciation of the full research project life-cycle and related service tasks. ESRAM is designed for people who have recently moved into research administration (RA) roles. Read more.

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Call for venues

The call for the EARMA Conference 2024 venue is now open. We welcome bids from the entire European zone. All bids must be led by or have the support of the local, regional or national RMA communities. The deadline to submit your bid is September 20, 2022, and we expect to make a decision by December 2022 at the latest. Read more.

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10th ERION Meeting

The next meeting of the EARMA Ethics and Research Integrity Officer Network will take place November 17 in-person in Brussels. The topic of the event will be "Research Integrity Promotion Plans: From creation to implementation" and registration will open soon.