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RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE TRAINING PLUS

Project description

Mobilising for a knowledge-based society

For the first time, research infrastructures (RIs) will team up with core facilities (CFs) and European universities to transform the access to and empowerment of human resources for national and international scientific facilities in Europe. The EU-funded RItrainPlus project is behind this initiative. Its goal is to design and deliver a training programme to achieve all competency requirements for the current and future managers of European RIs and CFs. By driving excellence, operational improvements and long-term sustainability of European RIs and CFs, the project will develop formal learning activities (executive postgraduate courses), as well as learning on the job and peer learning within all RIs and CFs.

Objective

Research Infrastructures (RI) are standing pillars for excellence in science and a vital element for the realization of the European Union as a knowledge-based society. Together with Core Facilities (CF)- existing in many universities, academic research centres and national nodes of distributed RI- RI are also major actors in the implementation of the EU Open Science and Open Innovation strategy and a major factor for its success. As RI and CF increase in importance, questions about how to organize, maintain, manage and finance them have become a major topic for funding and research organisations. This proposal brings together, for the first time, RI, CF and European universities, in a new innovative concept to transform the access and empowerment of human resources for national and international scientific facilities in Europe. The overarching goal of RItrainPlus is to design and deliver a training programme to fulfill the competency requirements for the current and future managers of European RI and CF. RItrain Plus will:
i) drive excellence, operational improvements and long-term sustainability of European RI and CF by developing: formal learning activities: executive post-graduate courses; learning on the job: staff exchange, with a short-term mobility programme at different RI/CF locations; peer learning: a Community of Practice, within all RI and CF, able to promote existing excellence and experience, and share knowledge;
ii) create a foundation for the long-term provision of highly qualified personnel for managing RI and CF by developing Learning Activities embedded in existing university programs and a certifiable European Longitudinal Learning Track;
iii) establish a permanent and self-sustainable European School for Management of Research Infrastructures. In the four-year project all the required steps will be performed, with extended involvement of ERICs, EIROforum members, national agencies, and other relevant stakeholders in the design process.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRASUPP-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-INFRASUPP-2020-2

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Net EU contribution
€ 465 851,25
Address
PIAZZA DELL'ATENEO NUOVO 1
20126 MILANO
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 465 851,25

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