The Post-Award Project Management Group (PAPM) offers a forum for professionals (EARMA Members and their guests) involved in providing Project Management support and services to research projects. With the growing need for research project management support and tools, specific jobs and careers to support research management are growing and diversifying. The applicability of Project Management methodologies spans the entire lifecycle of research projects, from conception to post-project activities. However, it is recognised that most Project Managers are active in the ‘Post-Award’ domain of EARMA. The Post-Award Project Management EARMA Thematic Group brings together Project managers and others providing project management support to research projects during the post-award phase. 

The group aims to serve as an educational and professional resource, support, and networking platform for Project Managers and research managers, providing project management support to research projects at the national and international levels. The group will facilitate interaction, sharing of opinions and expertise, and the opportunity to leverage each other’s experiences in research project management. Events will be co-created with members to identify themes of common interest for the community, by the community, to share their challenges and exchange advice, resources, tools, methodologies and best practices around aspects of research project management.

PAPM TG events take place online 3-4 times a year, and in-person once a year. 

PAPM core group Chairs

José Santos, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal (Chair)

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Bio: José been working on R&D project management since 2005, in both the private and public sectors. He holds a PhD form the Univ. Leeds (UK), a post-graduation in Project Management, and is a certified professional project manager (PMP®). Currently is a researcher and research support officer at IPB. 

Laia Lagunas Vila, Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute, Spain (co-Chair)

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Bio: Laia Lagunas holds a degree in Public Administrationa and Political Science. In addition she has a Master in Internal Finance and a MBA. She has over 20 years experience in coordinating, managing and administrating European Projects. Currently she is Senior Project Manager at the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (Barcelona, Spain).


Daniel Vare, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (co-Chair)

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Bio: Daniel has been working as a Research Project Manager for 10+ years at KTH with national- and EC-funded projects. He has a background with a PhD in Molecular Genetics and is now a Certified full-time Project Manager for EBRAINS Sweden, HoliCare, NQCIS and REPAIR.


PAPM Core group members


Tess Ames, South East Technological University, Ireland
Vincent Arnoux, INSA Rouen Normandie, France
Michèle Barbier, INRIA, France
Edward Casey,  Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Jane Dunne, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Elena Portero Egea, Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud, Spain
Ger Hanley, Write Fund, Ireland
Emma Leahy, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland
Florence O'Regan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Pauline Rasera, RMIT Europe, Spain
Jake Reardon, University of Southern Denmark
Katrin Reschwamm,  ETH Zurich, Switerland
Suat Sevencan, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Kristine Stickney, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands

Get Involved
All Research Managers and Administrators that are either interested in project management support to research projects or providing project management to projects are welcome to join the network. Please contact any member of the PAPM Core Group to learn more or join an upcoming meeting.

Do you want to network and interact with the other PAPM TG members? 
Then you can do this both by joining us via the EARMA PAPM collaboration space and via LinkedIn.

Please come and interact in the latest discussions, and contribute with your ideas and questions!