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Reseach Infrastructures Training Programme

Objective

There has never been a greater need for skilled managers and operators of research infrastructure (RI). Europe must develop the workforce that will turn ~50 nascent RIs with sites in different countries into powerhouses of support for major projects comparable to understanding the blueprint of life or discovering new subatomic particles. RItrain will develop a flagship training programme enabling RIs across all domains to gain expertise on governance, organisation, financial and staff management, funding, IP, service provision and outreach in an international context. It will be designed and delivered by experts who have set up and managed RIs from concept to maturity. We will define competencies required by RIs through consultation with their senior managers. The resulting competency framework will underpin a Bologna-compliant degree, the Master in Research Infrastructure Management, with three delivery routes. (1) Professionals working in RIs (or organisations representing them) can dip into the content, focusing on areas where there is most need. (2) Management teams can take the course as an organisation, dividing modules between them to gain a certificate for the RI. This will flag the RI as an organisation that values staff development, improving its attractiveness as an employer. (3) Recent graduates and others wishing to enhance their employability can take a full master’s degree. Course content will include webinars led by senior managers of RIs. A staff-exchange programme will catalyse exchange of best practice and foster cooperation to develop a mobile work force effective across many RIs. By the end of the project we will be delivering a master’s curriculum funded through course fees. Others with an interest in adopting it will be encouraged to do so, providing a means of expanding the programme. Europe’s research community and global collaborators will gain from world-class facilities to support excellent, high-impact research to benefit humankind.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRASUPP-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Address
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 911 805,14

Participants (11)

EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 448 308,71
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 51 674,50
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INFRAFRONTIER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 38 000
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EATRIS ERIC
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 49 287,50
Address
De Boelelaan 1118
1081 HZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECRIN EUROPEAN CLINICAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK
France
EU contribution
€ 45 280
Address
5 Rue Watt
75013 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 43 957,50
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
USTAV MOLEKULARNI GENETIKY AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY VEREJNA VYZKUMNA INSTITUCE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 67 562,50
Address
Videnska 1083
142 20 Praha 4
Activity type
Research Organisations
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 52 092,50
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIOBANKS AND BIOMOLECULAR RESOURCES RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM (BBMRI-ERIC)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 202 760,40
Address
Neue Stiftingtalstrasse 2/B/6
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 39 625
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM FOR THE SURVEY OF HEALTH, AGEING AND RETIREMENT IN EUROPE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 45 280
Address
Amalienstrasse 33
80799 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations