Creating Framework Conditions for Research Management to Strengthen the European Research Area

Ref./Contract no 101058475
Funding programme Horizon Europe
Duration 36 months
Start year-end year 2022-2025
Website Rmroadmap.eu



The RM-ROADMAP project launched in September 2022 under the HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01 call aims to support the strengthening of an inclusive research management community in Europe, with a total budget of EUR 1.5 million.

As a member of the consortium, HETFA Research Institute will be responsible for leading the work package on Intelligence aiming to gather and assess the current state of the art and gaps in the field of research management career frames, terminology, financial opportunities and mobility schemes.

Activities and outputs

The RM ROADMAP project will connect existing European networks on a smart community platform (Knowledge and Community Platform) which will enable an unprecedented co-creation process in research management in the world. This co-creation process seeks to gather the existing communities and expand upon them to reach two main objectives – To create and inform a bottom-up consensus on the future of RM in a roadmap, and to inform the community about existing training, networking, funding, and mobility opportunities.

The RM ROADMAP project will:

  • Define the vision and overarching strategy for the future of Research Management
  • Provide unprecedented intelligence for policy makers about research support, enabling efficient and targeted improvements
  • Establish grassroots thought-leadership and a stakeholder community across Europe to provide future input and contribute to deepening the European Research Area
  • Leverage existing networks and create new connections, to multiply the impact of thematic or national initiatives and to spread awareness of training and development opportunities
  • Realise synergies between organisational resources, national funding, EU research funding and EU structural funds
  • Ultimately, provide higher quality support to research programmes, with greater efficiency at a system level.



European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (BE)


Associated partners

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