In the framework of the Horizon Europe funded RM Roadmap project, HETFA Research Institute and the NOVA University of Lisbon (PT) have developed a survey aiming to gather evidence to shape the future of research management in Europe.

We invite you to participate in and disseminate the vital survey that aims to support the recognition and professionalisation of research managers. Your input is crucial for us to provide valuable recommendations for the professionalisation of research management.

To access the survey, please click on the following link.

This survey builds on previous surveys, primarily on the RAAAP (Research Administration As A Profession) series, and focuses on your job profile, career path, skills and competencies, as well as your training, mobility, and networking needs.

By participating, you contribute to:

  • Building an inclusive definition and terminology including RM professional categories;
  • Developing career development frameworks for RMs;
  • Creating skills and competence matrixes specific to our profession;
  • Establishing a comprehensive training scheme for future research managers.

Your responses are anonymous and will it take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

The deadline to complete the survey is December 22, 2023.

Your and your community’s participation represents a significant contribution to the professionalisation of research management in Europe. Should you have questions or need further information, please contact us at