THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS
Dear members of EARMA:
'European Research and Innovation at the Horizon' is the theme for the EARMA conference in Dublin City of Science 2012 from 9 to 11 of July. followed by Europe's largest science conference, ESOF 2012 (Euroscience Open Forum http://www.dublinscience2012.ie from 11-15 July, 2012.
Next year will be a challenging year for Research Managers and Administrators in Europe, since in this year many decisions will be taken regarding the design and organization of Horizon 2020 with an economic crisis in the background. This gives us the ingredients to have a very interesting conference.
We heartily invite you to send in proposal for topics.
Just to give some examples we are looking for proposals such as " Metrics and rankings"; Professional development and training topics for research managers and administrators; IT tools developments; Simplification topics; Ideas and topics regarding the Rules for Participation; Financial models; Horizon 2020; Fundamental research and Societal Challenges and Lead Industry programme's; Models for development and management of research support units within Universities; Legal and ethical Issues; the new DESCA model; ERC, Marie Curie and doctoral training in Europe; Interface between research and innovation; Smart specialization and strengthen research potential in new EU member states; International aspects of European research and Innovation; Issues with connections to " Impact"; etc
The deadline for sending in proposals is December 15, 2011; reviewing of the proposal will take place in the week of 22 November and proposers will be notified by 30 of November. Only fully described proposals submitted on-line will be considered.
All information and instructions for submission are in the attachment as well as on the Conference website http://www.earma-dublin-2012.com/ and in this link.doc
This will be an excellent opportunity for you to contribute to the EARMA knowledge and expertise and meet and liaise with your European and international colleagues.
Looking forward to receive many and creative proposals
Anna Groeninx van Zoelen
Chair Annual Conference Committee.