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  • 11 Jul 2017 12:07 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)
    To view the video link:

    Dear colleagues

    I am very pleased to announce the opening of the registration for our Certificate in Research Management. This is a 12 to 18 month programme for research managers and administrators who have around 4 years of experience or more. It is certified by ATHE in accordance with the European Qualifications Framework at level 5 and delivered in cooperation with ARMA.

    The goal is to expand your knowledge, build a network of peers and benefit your organisation as well as your career.

    There are 5 mandatory modules and 1 optional one. All the mandatory modules are one full day of training spread over 3 trips to Brussels. The optional module is delivered online. In between these modules, you will need to complete assignments supported by the course trainers. The first modules will be delivered at the end of November of this year.

    For more information please go to the EARMA website: (Academy – Certificate in Research Management) or contact The first two modules will be delivered on 27 and 28 November 2017.

    We have been working very hard behind the scenes to bring EARMA to the next level and will send you more information about this after the summer. We are also looking to launch a new website as soon as possible.

    I hope you have a great summer and do lookout for the latest EARMA news to find out more about the interesting things coming after the summer and particularly in 2018.


  • 13 Jun 2017 2:56 PM | Nik Claesen (Administrator)

    NCURA International Region: Global workshop “Fundamentals of U.S. Sponsored Project Administration”

    Vienna, Austria, on September 18-19, 2017

    Please find all the details of this workshop in the PDF below or on the events page.


  • 26 May 2017 11:39 AM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)
    Application to become a member of an EARMA Standing Committee
  • 16 May 2017 1:42 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    EARMA Professional Recognition Award 2017

    The EARMA Professional Recognition Award is made by EARMA to an individual who, in the opinion of the EARMA Board, has made an outstanding contribution to the research management and administration profession.

    The recipient of the 2017 EARMA Professional Recognition Award is

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    Dr Seán McCarthy

    Dr Seán McCarthy is the Managing Director of Hyperion Ltd based in Watergrasshill, Co. Cork in Ireland. Seán has been involved in all aspects of European Research since 1980. He has been active as a researcher, research manager and research group leader.

    For more than 25 years Seán has supported research organisations design and implement their European Research Strategies.

    Seán, building on both his personal experience as a researcher and his extensive knowledge of Europe and European research programmes, has been providing cutting edge training at all levels in research performing organisations from directors through managers to researchers in all aspects of European research.

    This award recognises the particular contribution Seán has made to supporting research managers and administrators in their day to day professional lives through his training, advice, unstinting helpfulness, openness, and his vast  knowledge and understanding of the European project.

    About EARMA

    EARMA is the professional association for research administrators and managers in Europe. Research managers and administrators are key players in research, and the profession is a fundamental component of the complete research process. EARMA is active in developing the research support profession through the provision of internationally recognised professional qualifications. Through the strength of its members, EARMA is a trusted partner in European research policy development.

    The Secretary
    Rue Joseph II, 36-39,
    B-1000 Brussels,
    © EARMA 2017

  • 12 May 2017 10:29 AM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Your feedback matters

    We would like to thank you for joining us in Malta and hope you enjoyed the conference. Your feedback matters so we would be most grateful if you would take a few mintues of your time to fill in the evaluation questionnaire.

    EARMA Conference 2017 - Feedback and Evaluation Questionnaire Your Feedback Matters

  • 09 May 2017 4:18 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)
    The 2017 conference presentations available now!

    The presentations from the 23rd Annual EARMA Conference Malta, April 24th-26th 2017 can be found here:

    Annual Conference Presentations

  • 02 May 2017 9:55 AM | Nik Claesen (Administrator)

    John Donovan is stepping down as the chairperson of EARMA after his maximum term of four years is up. EARMA wants to thank John for his excellent leadership of the organisation! To say it in his words: 'It has been a blast'.

    Dr. Sean McCarthy has compiled the video below as his special thanks to John, enjoy!

  • 25 Apr 2017 8:34 AM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Making European Research Stronger

    The European Framework Research Programme is one of the major success stories of the European Project. It promotes scientific excellence, international cooperation and research cohesion at a scale unmatched by any other programme in the world addressing research problems beyond the scope and capability of any single country.

    To build on this success and to enhance Europe’s role as a research powerhouse, the Union must:

           Maintain ‘Excellence’ as the most important selection criterion across all of H2020 and into FP9;

           Enhance the trustworthiness and transparency of the evaluation process;

           Implement mechanisms to address the low success rates which are raising participation costs and reducing the attractiveness of the programme;

           Address today’s global challenges which need the involvement of a wide variety of disciplines, including those that investigate humans, their culture, history, values and behaviour and which must also be reflected in research agendas;

           Substantially increase the funding allocation to both the ERC and MSCA programmes;

           Incentivise participation of all countries in the European Research Area (ERA) without compromising excellence in any way;

           Invest in frontier-led and collaborative, cross-border research, and maximise its impact on the citizens’ social, economic and cultural well-being across all areas of H2020 and FP9;

           Develop a more sophisticated and nuanced definition of ‘impact’ and an enriched and broadened definition of ‘innovation’. Apply the definitions consistently and appropriately, reflecting the differences between project types and durations;

           Further support open science ensuring benefits for society;

           Continue the process of simplification to reduce administrative barriers for all participants;

    Our associations remain fully committed, individually and collectively, to engage in dialogue with the Commission on these and other issues.

  • 11 Apr 2017 3:12 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    EARMA statement on CEU and St Petersburg

    Recent decisions in Hungary and Russia suggest that Governments are using legislation to curtail the academic freedoms of Universities. Of particular concern are;

    • The recent Hungarian Higher Education Law restricting the rights of the existing legally established Central European University to continue to operate in Hungary.
    • The recent decision by the State Education Regulator to withdraw the license of The European University (a private university) operating in St Petersburg.

    Both of these universities operated in the correct legal frameworks established and maintain that they still do so. In both cases there is the appearance of a politically motivated desire to close them down.

    While every university, like every other citizen, should operate within the law. Fashioning the law, or 'interpreting' the law to achieve unjust ends is not acceptable and in these cases, the restrictions on universities to be open educators with the freedom to teach, research and engage is particularly worrisome.


    For the benefit of their students and the societies they operate in universities must continue to be free to pursue their objectives.

  • 10 Apr 2017 7:00 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Documents for the Annual General Assembly, Monday the 24th of April 2017

    Please find below the links to the documents for the Annual General Assembly to be held on Monday the 24th of April 2017 at 17:00, in the Republic Hall at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Malta.

    All the documents are available on the EARMA website, and will not be distributed physically at the conference, so please bring your own copy. 

    We look forward to seeing you in Malta!

    On behalf of the EARMA Board

    John Donovan, EARMA Chair

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