THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS
Anne Katrin Werenskiold, Michela Bertero
Pirjo Kontkanen, John Stringer, Tracey Swift Zygmunt Krasinski,
Vanessa Ravagni, David Lauder and Yulia Matskevich.(the ERA-WG)
This paper sets out the position of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) regarding issues raised in the Green Paper of the European Commission, ‘Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation...’ (CSFRI) from February 9th 2011. EARMA welcomes the public consultation initiated by the European Commission with this Green Paper and contributes its views from the practitioners' side to influence the direction of the CSFRI towards user friendliness.
EARMA represents the community of research managers and administrators within Europe – currently more than 350 institutions from 29 different countries. Its members are building the European Research Area (ERA) by managing European research programs at the level of individual universities and research institutions.
Since EARMA members are actively involved in the smooth management of these programs, the development and implementation of the CSFRI is of immediate and continuous importance to the association