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    • 06 Apr 2017
    • 07 Apr 2017
    • Paris, France

    EIASM / FNEGE Workshop on

    Research Impact and 2020 Challenge 

    Paris, 6-7 April 2017


    Dear Colleague,

    We would like to draw your attention to the EIASM/FNEGE Workshop on Research Impact and 2020 Challenge scheduled to take place in Paris, France, April 6-7, 2017.

    Registration Deadline25 February 2017

    Organizers: Gerardine Doyle, Jean-Fabrice Lebraty, Karl Wennberg

    Speakers/panelists include:

    Michel Kalika, Université de Lyon 3
    Marcel Bogers, Copenhagen University
    Marie-Laure Djelic, Sciences Po
    Jean Philippe Denis, Université Paris Sud
    Ciaran Duffy, Senior Scientific Officer, Enterprise Ireland
    Pär Mårtensson, Stockholm School of Economics
    Fernanda Arreola, ESSCA Ecole de management
    Richard  Soparnot, ESSCA Ecole de management

    Research impact today goes beyond academic publishing. Management research has significant policy impact (public policy, industry, NGOs, students) and research is increasingly diffused through media (traditional media and social media). Horizon 2020 initiatives are a big challenge both for researchers and practitioners.

    EIASM in collaboration with FNEGE would like to discuss with you how we can support research outreach to support Horizon 2020.

    Why research impact?

    • In today’s academic world, research impact is wanted by academic institutions as well as research funders. Traditional academic output (papers, books, etc.) still represents the academic core production and is a pre-condition for other types of impact.
    • Most stakeholders do not consume traditional academic output but rather focus on practice/policy oriented outputs.
    • Diffusing research in media is necessary but not sufficient to have policy impacts. Simple press releases by research institutions have limited impact.
    • Research outreach policy impact is inherently long-term.

    For whom is this workshop useful?

    • Research faculty members who seek enhanced knowledge, skills, and networks related to research outreach
    • Mid/Senior academics
    • Final year PhD students
    • University outreach officers and related personnel working with research outreach
    • Journalists interested in business and social science

    What will the workshop cover?

    • How to improve the impact of research both within academia and to non-academic actors (e.g. diffusing research) 
    • How to improve the impact of research more broadly with economic/political and social decision makers
    • Showcase of tools used in the management of social media and traditional media
    • Roundtable discussions and workshops with researchers experienced in in the management of social media and traditional media
    • Roundtable discussions and workshops with journalists and policy makers used to consume, report, and act on business research.

    The workshop will take place in the Ecole des Mines in central Paris, 6-7 April 2017, from lunch to lunch. 
    Address: MINES ParisTech / PSL Research University 60, boulevard Saint-Michel, 75 272 Paris Cedex 06 - France   

    More details are available on the event's website at the link

    Please pass this onto any colleagues who may be interested.

    Please see related associations events under the ‘Association section’ on the EIASM homepage –

    Best Regards,

    Nina Payen

    • 23 Apr 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • 24 Apr 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta

    Leadership in research –

    Delivering Excellent Research Management and Administration

    April 23-24 2017 - Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta

    The purpose of the seminar is to discuss, learn and develop your leadership skills as head of a research office. You will network with colleagues from Europe’s most outstanding research institutions. The outcome of the seminar is new knowledge, documented and shared among the participants. The seminar aims at enabling you to tackle some of the most pressing challenges for you as head of the research office.

    Who should attend Leaders of units like research offices and grant offices are the key target group; this includes administrative leaders at e.g. centers of excellence, key personnel at a University’s central administration, and key staff at research funding organizations such as Research Councils. Typically, they will have worked in research administration for 7 years or more.


    The seminar 2017 will focus on three main themes:

    1.   Research Administration Services

    Many research administration services are considering reorganization to meet new challenges in the funding landscape and the political contexts. High quality support services can and must, be organized differently, depending on the context and organizational culture of the institution. How to develop dynamic and forward looking services that suits your organization best? From presenters and among the participants, different models of support services will be investigated, and tools for analyzing services, such as benchmarking and indicators, will be presented.

    2.   External Research Benchmarking

    Excellent research support requires engagement in developing strategies for profiling and focusing of the research activity at your institution. This entails working closely with the academic leadership and staff, balancing different roles and using tools and techniques that supports the leadership and researchers to develop projects and applications that contributes to meet the academic objectives of the institution. How to prepare for strategic research reviews and what are the relevant tools and techniques?

    3.   Open Science and its relation to societal impact of research

    Open Science is the new kid on the block. What are the challenges for the Research Office and how is the concept of open science linked to the increased focus on societal impact of research? Presenters will give us updated insight behind the headlines and the group will work on how this field might change the way we work, strategically and practically, to support the research activity/our researchers in the future.


    Day 1 Sunday April 23, 2017:

    11:00 – Welcome Jan Andersen, Technical University of Denmark, EARMA Board

    11:15 – Setting the scene - Introduction to the seminar and presentation

    Dr Peter Hedges, Head of the Research Office, University of Cambridge, UK

    12:30 - Networking lunch

    13:30 – Keynote on Research Administration Services

    Dr John Donovan, Dublin Institute of Technology, IE, EARMA Chair

    14:00 – Group work

    15:00 – Coffee break

    15:30 – Keynote on External Research Benchmarking

    Dr. Peter Hedges, Head of Research Office at University of Cambridge, UK

    16:00 – Group work

    17:00 – Off time

    20:00 – Networking dinner

    Day 2 Monday April 24, 2017:

    9:00 – Keynote on Open Science and its relation to societal impact of research

    Associate Professor David Budtz-Pedersen, Aalborg University Copenhagen, DK

    10:00 – Group work

    11:00 – Coffee break

    11:30 – Group work

    12:30 – Lunch

    13:30 – Plenum discussion and sharing of findings

    14:30 – Evaluation and further process

    Ragnar Lie, Oslo University, EARMA Professional Development Working Group

    Registration: The program is open to all those who fit with the target group, who are interested in getting an up-to-date insight and discussion of the burning issues that are on the agenda for research offices. 

    The outcome of the seminar will be documented in a publication.

    The seminar takes place one day before the EARMA 2017 Annual Conference at Malta and will part of registering for the conference. Its content will be relevant for those who sign up for the EARMA-Leadership certificate.

    For registration and price please see:

    • 24 Apr 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Mediterranean Conference Centre, Malta

    EARMA General Assembly 24th April 2017 Malta 17.00 – 18.00

    According to the statutes article 11.1.1 the Board announces the Annual General Assembly (AGA) 2017 to be held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on the 24th of April 2017 from 17:00 until 18:00 CET.

    This announcement includes calls for;

    The Chair, the Treasurer and one ordinary Board members (and up to two substitutes),

    1. Internal Auditors, (1)
    2. For the hosting of the Annual Conference 2019
    3. By-laws
    4. Proposals for the General Assembly:

    According to the statutes, GA documents shall be available with at least 14 days’ notice. That means that the deadline for proposals shall be received by the Board not later than 3rd April 2017 to be published on the website by the 10th of April 2017.

    All communications, suggestions and applications shall be sent to the Board: – not later than 3rd April 2017.

    Please follow the guidelines set forth in the EARMA General Assembly Agenda.

    • 15 May 2017
    • 17 May 2017
    • Puerto Vallarta, State of Jalisco – Mexico

    Invitation to the 13th INSME Annual Meeting Call for Papers

    Puerto Vallarta, State of Jalisco – Mexico From the 15th to the 17th of May 2017 Co-organized with INADEM – Instituto Nacional del Emprendedor

    For further information: Call for Paper Abstracts_13th INSME Annual Meeting_def.pdf

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