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DARMA News are written by the DARMA President and the board. It contains brief updates on topics considered of relevance to the DARMA members. News usually cover ongoing activities in the Board, news from the special interest groups, reflections on recent workshops and seminars, activities in sister societies etc.

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  • 07 Jul 2021 21:00 | Annedorte Vad (Administrator)


    When Nature.com brings an article on Research Management and Administration (RMA) it certainly deserves our attention.

    The article focus on how Tadashi Sugihara, a Japanese researcher changed to RMA and how research administration has moved from being seen as a supporting role to increasingly come to be recognized in academia as a profession in its own right. The article mentions that numerous professional societies worldwide help administrators with career development and networking and data from the recent RAAAP survey is cited.

    Read the article on https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01829-8
  • 27 May 2021 22:57 | Annedorte Vad (Administrator)
    John Westensee has received the INORMS Award for Excellence in Research Management Leadership 2021. John was nominated by DARMA and the award was given at the INORMS 2021 Closing Session.
  • 23 May 2021 21:53 | Annedorte Vad (Administrator)

    DARMA has signed the Hiroshima Statement on Essential Practice of Research Management and Administration and it was announced at the INORMS 2021 Opening Ceremony in Hiroshima (online). 

    INORMS Hiroshima Statement

  • 30 Apr 2021 10:39 | Annedorte Vad (Administrator)

    Research Teams as a Goal: Anecdotal Tips and Action Plans for Research AVPs and other Research Administrators

    Karin Scarpinato, Sr. AVP for Research at Florida Atlantic University and a colleague of hers has published a book, which may be of interest to DARMA's members.

    In our normal jobs, we found that, even with all the professional development opportunities available, we were missing hands-on tools and strategies to address challenges that our team encountered. 

    So, a colleague and I created a start-up, "Research Ingenuity" (researchingenuity.com) to provide some of these hands-on tools, based on what we felt was missing in research administration.

    We recently published a book, "Research Teams as a Goal" The book is accompanied by on-demand short-courses, workbook pages and worksheets that can be found at researchingenuity.com. In addition, we provide customized consulting.


    Excerpt from Amazon

    Ever wondered how to get your research administration team to work well together, be effective AND have fun? This book will go over the characteristics of a great research administrative team, provides real-life examples and tools for you to easily implement in your team. Learn about creating a goal, team dynamics and communication tools based on our many years in research administration. This book has a novel structure, based on the "Think - Read - Act - Strive" concept.

    https://www.amazon.com/Research-Teams-Goal-Anecdotal-Administrators/dp/B08ZQ3NVN4/ref=sr_1_3?crid=8NL2GBIX5796&dchild=1&keywords=research+teams+as+a+goal&qid=1619296880&sprefix=research+teams%2Caps%2C176&sr=8-3

  • 15 Apr 2021 07:46 | Annedorte Vad (Administrator)

    DARMA's fremtidige udvikling skal besluttes af medlemmerne. Bestyrelsen og en arbejdsgruppe på 15 medlemmer, der bredt repræsenterer DARMA's medlemssammensætning er derfor i gang med at udforme en ny strategi for DARMA, og har i den forbindelse udarbejdet en spørgeskemaundersøgelse, der inddrager samtlige medlemmer.

    Link til spørgeskemaet: http://darma.dk/Sys/Poll/24105

    Log ind og giv dit besyv med, så er du med til at sikre at foreningen stadig har relevans for dig og dine kollegaer i Research Management and Administration.

    På årsmødets 2. dag (10. juni) får du ligeledes mulighed for at give dit besyv med, da vi holder diskussionsforum omkring DARMA's fremtidige udvikling (annoncering og tilmelding følger snarest).
     

  • 10 Mar 2021 17:59 | Annedorte Vad (Administrator)

    Research Administration and Management is a fascinating profession that spans the globe with ever increasing layers of complexity. The leaders of SRAI and the Danish Association for Research Managers and Administrators (DARMA) recognize the importance of maintaining good communication, excellent training, and strong global partnerships. That is why SRAI and DARMA are delighted to announce our new Sister Society membership category. This new category presents the opportunity for full DARMA members to join SRAI at no additional cost and to attend SRAI events at the reduced member rate.

    We believe this initiative will help build important bridges across our communities and allow information and knowledge sharing that will benefit the members of both organizations. DARMA members will have access to our Connect platform, SRAI’s popular monthly Coffee Talks, and other online resources. SRAI’s members will have an opportunity to meet many more research administrators with a unique perspective, explore differences and similarities in regulations and approaches, and learn about new developments in research administration that may be coming to the United States in the coming months and years (think Research Impact!).

    This new program has been in the pipeline a few years and we are delighted to announce it is effective immediately. Details on the program and registration can be found on both organization’s websites, at https://www.srainternational.org/get-involved/become-member-rates for SRAI and at http://darma.dk/srai for DARMA. This arrangement is voluntary, DARMA members will need to complete a simple and brief registration to join and start taking advantage of the joint membership benefits. We hope all of you are as excited about this initiative as we are. Join us in celebrating expanding our international partnerships and please take a moment to welcome the new members to our community!

    Sincerely,

    Annedorte Vad, DARMA President

    Debra Schaller-Demers, SRAI President

  • 10 Mar 2021 15:23 | Annedorte Vad (Administrator)

    Det tyske uddannelses- og forskningsministerium (BMBF) har lanceret et call / åben idékonkurrence til to nye forskningscentre, som skal oprettes i Sachsen, som er den delstat i Tyskland, der er mest påvirket af den tyske regerings beslutning om at udfase kul.

    Danske forskere og videninstitutioner kan deltage i og opnå funding fra programmet i to faser. Se yderligere oplysninger om konkurrencen i brochuren samt på hjemmesiden: https://www.bmbf.de/en/science-creating-prospects-for-the-region-13171.html.

    I første fase kan der søges om 500.000 euro til udvikling af et koncept. Ansøgningsfristen er 30. april 2021.

    Ideenwettbewerb_Aufruf englisch.pdf


  • 18 Jan 2021 11:45 | Annedorte Vad (Administrator)

    SARIMA 2021 Conference. Call for abstracts

    Embracing Change in a Shifting World

    The 2021 SARIMA Conference will focus on ways to embrace change in a shifting world through the promotion of openness, collaboration and sharing of best practices and experiences in different areas of our profession. The Conference will provide the opportunity to reflect and discussion session that will encourage and equip delegates to support and promote relevant and impactful institutional research endeavors to the benefit of society.

    Therefore SARIMA invites you to make a contribution to the 2021 Annual Conference - your opportunity to present stimulating findings, best practices, case studies and the chance to make a difference to the future of research and innovation management in Southern Africa. 

    Submission deadline 17 May 2021

    Submission guidelines can be found at: www.sarimaconf.co.za

  • 14 Jan 2021 14:48 | Annedorte Vad (Administrator)

    Our sister society from Brazil has a new Board of Directors for the period of January 2021 to December 2022:

    Board

    • President: Juliana Juk (The São Paulo Research Foundation, São Paulo / SP)
    • Vice-President: Carlos Graeff-Teixeira (Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória / ES)
    • General Secretary: Renata Ben Baisch (Pontifical Catholic University of RS, Porto Alegre / RS)
    • Second Secretary: Deise Rocha Martins dos Santos Oliveira (Embrapa - Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Campinas / SP)
    • Treasurer: Carla Regina Furlani Pereira (PENSI Institute, São Paulo / SP)
    • Second treasurer: Camila Gosenheimer Righi (Porto Alegre / RS)

    Fiscal Council:

    • Valdenize Tiziane (Children's Hospital of Brasília, Brasília / DF)
    • Marco Bruno Hingst Manzolillo (Brazilian Innovation Agency - FINEP, Florianópolis / SC)

    Consulting Board:

    • Sinval Brandão (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation FIOCRUZ - Aggeu Magalhães Institute, Recife / PE);
    • Ângela Cristina Volpini (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation FIOCRUZ · René Rachou Institute (CPqRR), Belo Horizonte / MG)
    • Fernanda Stringassi de Oliveira (Embrapa - Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Fortaleza / CE)
    • Glaucia Barbosa e Silva (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation FIOCRUZ - Aggeu Magalhães Institute, Recife / PE)
    • Aline Pacifico Rodrigues (Albert Einstein Jewish Institute of Education and Research, São Paulo / SP)
  • 13 Jan 2021 17:18 | Annedorte Vad (Administrator)

    ARMA is currently leading a project on behalf of our main UK government research funders about due diligence in international research. You can find more information about the project here: https://arma.ac.uk/first-output-from-the-consolidated-approach-to-assurance-and-due-diligence-project/.

    The project will recommend the establishment of a ‘clearing house’ for due diligence – effectively a place where information required for due diligence on research organisations and partners can be stored and re-used to improve efficiency. This is similar to the FDP Clearing house in the USA: https://fdpclearinghouse.org/.

    ARMA have been working closely with the research managers in the USA who developed and run the FDP Clearing House and we would like to reach out to any other research managers involved in similar projects in other INORMS associations. If you are aware of any such projects, or any clearing houses (or similar) for due diligence in research please reach out to Jennifer Stergiou, who is also inviting to a discussion if you would like to know more about the project or the clearing house 

    Jennifer Stergiou

    Director, Research & Innovation Services

    T:  +44 (0)191 227 4908                                          

    M: +44 (0) 7561 789 431                                         

    E:  Jennifer.Stergiou@Northumbria.ac.uk

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