In this Newton Fund – Global Challenges Research Fund blog post, African SWIFT programme manager Dr Lorraine Youds and Dr Helen Coskeran write about their drive for an international network of research and programme management professionals, offering 12 templates for sustainable research management.
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In early 2021, our team of ten research management professionals from Botswana, South Africa, the UK and Zambia designed a workshop series and a toolkit on research management. We created resources that encourage a new approach, from the beginning to the end of the research cycle, or cradle to grave, if you like.
Research management has been around for a long time in one form or another. Someone has got to do the administration, book meetings, check deliverables, track expenses, monitor the budget, sort out contracts, report and – an area that has ballooned in importance in recent years – maximise the impact of research.