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11:30 - 12:45
7th Jun 2016


Room: Surrey

In the 25th anniversary year of ARMA this session will reflect on the development of the research management profession in the UK and how the changes in university mission and the ‘policy landscape’ will continue to shape and create new roles in research management for the future.  The research management profession has always been more diverse than the simple pre- and post-award distinction we often hear about. Within that broad scope different institutions have created roles with differing emphasis according to the local characteristics and their own strategic priorities.As we move into the next quarter century of the profession it is time to look at how the context in which we operate will continue to shape roles. What will the growing emphasis on ‘challenge based’ research programmes both in the UK and EU mean for research managers. As the demand for research impact broadens to include broader and deeper engagement with stakeholders what role will research managers have in supporting the creation of new networks and their management. We already see the emergence of hybrid-posts which are beginning to bridge traditional boundaries between academia and administration.This session will give participants the opportunity to engage in some ‘foresight’ discussions around the changing context of research management and the diversity of roles which might be part of the profession into the future. The session hopes to draw out insights and recommendations for ARMA programmes of professional development.

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Theme: Project Lifetime
Level: Management
Time: 11:30 - 12:45
Date: 7th Jun 2016
Room: Surrey

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