On impact and professionalization – upcoming presentations in the 2019 EARMA Conference

My sessions – with great colleagues from the EARMA Policy and Representation Committee – in the Annual Conference of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators in Bologna March 27-29, 2019:

Thursday, March 28, 11:15-12:15
AESIS AND EARMA: lobbying impact

Bettina Uhrig, Borbála Schenk, Esther Philips, Anika Duut Van Goor

The recent reports on Horizon 2020 and many of the discussions in relation to Horizon Europe reference the need for a broader definition of impact. We would like to open a discussion on how the notion of impact is developed in the work of professional associations such as EARMA and AESIS and how research managers can make their voices heard in this process.

Thursday, March 28, 16:15-17:15
The evolution of support services in relation to challenge-led and impact-oriented research
Andrew Jackson, Dipti Pandya, Borbala Schenk, Fernando Porcel, Bettina Uhrig

The growing need for maximizing impact, reaching out to the public, safeguarding data, research integrity and ethics in the European research projects, calls for specialization and professionalization of the research support staff. How do the institutions respond to this – especially if the resources are scarce – and how do the evaluators take this aspect into consideration in scoring of proposals?

Check out the entire conference program here>>