Part reflection, part prediction, this presentation and discussion will look back at 25 years of research management (to coincide with the ARMA anniversary) and look forward to the next 25. The focus will be on how life has changed for the typical research manager in that time, and how it might change in the future. From hand-typed grant applications photocopied and posted in jiffy bags, to the labyrinthine Je-system, to ‘click and collect’; from the RAE to the REF to real-time performance assessment; from books and journals, to open access, to instant data creation and availability; from offices crammed with filing cabinets, to the paperless office, to the virtual office; from telephones and fax machines, to email, to instant messaging; from heroic amateurs, to RMA professionals to intelligent avatars; from RAGNet to ARMA to Peach® research management solutions. Looking back, what has really changed and maybe what hasn’t? More importantly, what are the key challenges ahead for research managers and administrators and how will the landscape look in 2040? A rare opportunity to reflect on the history, development and way forward for research management, to learn from the past in order to plan creatively for the future.
|Theme:||Service Organisation and Delivery|
|Time:||15:45 - 14:00|
|Date:||8th Jun 2016|
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