Eulàlia Pujades participates in the EARMA conference in Denmark

The European Association for Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) held their annual conference in Odense, Denmark from the 23rd to the 25th of April 2024. 

The conference has grown steadily since 2010 when 127 participants spent a single day in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana to last April’s 1.500 participants and more than 70 hours of programming.

Opening Key Note at EARMA conference in Odense, Denmark.
Eulàlia Pujades presenting her poster.

Research Management and Administration (RMA) itself has moved on from the ‘just another admin function’ to where it is a very broad profession encompassing a range of highly qualified and experienced professionals including libraries, financiers, project & programme managers, infrastructure and facility managers, technology and knowledge specialists, impact and engagement activities and ethics to name just a few. EARMA is the broadest networking opportunity for RMAs in Europe.


This year, more than 320 abstracts were received by the organization (talks, discussion tables, Pecha Kucha and posters). 267 abstracts were finally accepted and our project manager, Eulàlia Pujades, was presenting one of the posters in the conference, entitled: “Navigating Success: Conversion of an Ongoing Research into an Awarded Proposal”. She explained how the journey from getting ready to win a prize shows how RMA and great research go hand in hand. It proves that careful RMA practices can turn a proposal into a real accomplishment, helping our institution move forward in its mission to expand knowledge and recognition. In particular, she used the example of last year’s award for the SOLS equipment.



She also shared the conference and this amazing experience with other 14 project managers from CSIC and with more than 50 Catalan project managers!

Project Managers from CSIC attending the EARMA conference (all women!)
Project Managers from Catalan research centers attending the EARMA conference.


More information about Eulàlia’s presentation here.


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