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EARMA represents the community of Research Managers and Administrators (RM&As) in Europe. Our members work in industry, academia, the public and private sectors. We work with the EU Commission, national and international funding agencies. EARMA provides a networking forum, a learning platform, and a place to share experiences and best practice among RM&As throughout EARMA and in the wider RM&A community.

EARMA is an active member of the wider international RM&A community and is a founding member of the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS)

Our members work at the forefront of building the European Research Area. We form the interface between research funding organisations and the scientific community, bridging cultural and legal differences between countries, and between academia and industry, contributing to policy consultations, and managing the smooth running of research projects.(Members Benefits)

EARMA is your association, your community join today and take part.

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Missed the EARMA Expert Seminar? Visit the video archive.

The EARMA Expert seminar was held in Brussels "Horizon 2020 - Eating the pudding" on the 10th and 11th of March 2015.

The event covered first experiences with the implementation of Horizon 2020 and the latest developments in Brussels. Dr. Derek Jan Fikkers exlained the results obtained from the Technopolis Study on Project Management.  Dr. Anne Katrin Werenskiold presented the outcomes of the ERA - Working Group Survey: The Second Round. Alan Cross gave an insight to the European Commissions view on the first start with the H2020 program. What goes as expected? Where are hiccups, where can best practices be found?

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EARMA Annual Conference Leiden 2015

21st Annual Conference

The  21st Annual Conference of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) is now open for early bird registration. The reduced rates will be available until the 15th of April 2015.

The conference will take place from the 28th June to the 1st of July 2015 at Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands. Leiden has been a leading centre for education and research since 1575 and is celebrating its 440th birthday.

This year the theme for the conference is Global Outreach: Enabling Cultures and Diversity in Research Management and Administration.

This theme reflects the growing need and ambition to reach out and get connected and work together globally. Cooperating not only in the field of scientific research & innovation and higher education but also in the field of research management and administration.  

We would also like to invite you to help us to shape the programme by indicating your 10 most favourite programme topics during the registration procedure.  You can see a preliminary list of topics at:

If you know any colleagues that might be interested in the EARMA conference please click on the “invite your colleague” feature on the Conference website and we send them an invitation.

Further information please visit

We look forward to welcoming you in Leiden.

Annual Conference Committee

Professional Development - NewsFlash

EARMA is pleased to announce that registration for the accredited qualification programme Certificate in Research Administration in open! The course is due to commence in September 2015.

The EARMA Certificate in Research Administration (CRA) course is part of a suite of three professional work based qualifications, which also includes the EARMA Certificate in Research Management (CRM) and the EARMA Certificate in the Leadership of Research Management (CLRM).

Considering to enrol? Join our upcoming Online Info Session where you can find out why this course is unique. Request your personal log-in details by sending us your name and institution/company to  Places are limited!

If you have any question, feel free to contact:

Katalin Toth, Professional Development Programme Administration

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Professional Development Working Group. 
Annual Conference Committee.
ERA Working Group.


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