The purpose of DARMA is to support Danish research through the professionalisation of research administration in Denmark. DARMA is relevant for any individual with a professional interest in support, administration, and management of research, who wishes to increase or improve their professional skills and build networks with dedicated colleagues and peers in Denmark and around the world.
- A strong, vibrant community of volunteers
- Promoting quality and best practice
- Informality and transparency
- Inclusivity, equality, and collaboration
DARMA is committed to support and enhance the excellence of Danish research by providing a platform for an internationally connected community of research management and administration professionals who operate at the highest standards and continually develop their skills and expertise.
DARMA aims to promote professional development and growth and to identify and advance best practices in research management, administration, and knowledge exchange. We do this through:
- Creating and nourishing a strong, inclusive, and collaborative network of research management professionals at all levels through personal relationships and professional collaborations.
- Facilitating knowledge transfer and promotion of best practice in research management and administration.
- Encouraging and supporting volunteer engagement and innovation to ensure that DARMA continues to stay relevant for its members and adapts to changes in a dynamic research and innovation landscape.
DARMA’s strategy was adopted by the members December 2021. Download it here…
To ensure the delivery of its mission to its members, DARMA will be guided by the following strategic priorities:
- Creating communities of practice and platforms for collaboration
DARMA provides diverse online and in-person formats to support the formation of communities of practice and further collaboration between members.
- Supporting career development and best practice
DARMA supports career development of the individual and knowledge transfer between experienced members and new research management and administration professionals.
- Relevance and engagement of volunteers
DARMA must stay relevant for its members and encourage as well as support the active involvement of volunteers.
With the increasing internationalisation of research and best practice within research management and administration, DARMA will participate actively in sister societies and support conference participation and study tours.
- Innovation in research management
DARMA responds to changes in an ever more complex research and innovation sector and its rapidly changing regulatory and financial landscape by supporting emerging areas of professional practice and expertise.
What DARMA does
Professional development for research managers is a dynamic process, and DARMA offers a range of possibilities at different levels of engagement, with the purpose to enable members to optimize their career development. Below are examples of activities and benefits for DARMA members.
Contact the board if you have questions or want to get involved in one of these activities.
Annual Meeting and General Assembly
DARMA’s Annual Meeting (AM) and General Assembly is held every year and is the hub of DARMA’s activities. DARMA’s Annual Meeting is the premier Danish event for networking with peers. Read more here…
Online and in-person events
Throughout the year DARMA hosts and advertise relevant events to the DARMA members. Read more here…
News and Events of relevant to the members are published on the website. From time to time the President or the board members will send an e-mail to members with news from our profession. Members and affiliates are encouraged to use the DARMA LinkedIn group for discussions or contact the Board for postings on the website
DARMA offers stipends for members to support participation online or in-person at conferences and events on Research Management and Administration. Read more here…
DARMA members can apply for a stipend to attend relevant conferences and meetings online or in person. The event is expected to be of benefit to the individual member and of interest to the association.
Applications stipends can be submitted at any time. Proposals will be evaluated by the DARMA Board.
- Must have been a DARMA member for at least one full year
- Must actively participate in the event (e.g. by presenting a poster or giving a presentation)
- Cannot have received a DARMA stipend during the preceding two years
- Must submit the application before the event takes place
- After the event the recipient is required to submit a brief report which will be published on DARMA’s homepage and LinkedIn group.
Recipients may also be invited to tell about their experience at the annual DARMA meeting.
To apply please use this form (in Danish only): Ansøgningsskema – DARMA stipendie
- Lone Bredahl SDU. World Congress on Research Integrity (WCRI) in Cape Town
- Marianne Gauffriau, ITU. Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy in Finland
- Kirsten Gelting KU. EARMA Conference in Brussels
- Mette Christiansen DTU. EARMA Conference in Brussels
- Annette Hjort Knudsen CBS EARMA Conference in Luleå
- Hanne Dahl Mortensen SDU. EARMA Conference in Luleå
- Torben Høøck Hansen KU. EARMA Conference in Luleå
- Anya B. Vinstrup AU. INORMS Conference in Melbourne
- Helen Korsgaard SDU. INORMS Conference in Melbourne
- Jane Bilberg Lykke Bøll. INORMS Conference in Melbourne
- Johanne Keiding KU. INORMS Conference in Melbourne
- Karen Slej CBS. SRAI Annual Meeting in Las Vegas
- Marlene Kræmmer Sparre AAU. ARMA Conference in Brighton
- Charlotte Fonseca Holmene AAU. ARMA Conference in Brighton
- Rune Nørgaard Jørgensen SDU. Exchange stay at San Diego State University
- Henrik Engell‐Hedager DTU. EARMA Conference in Leiden
- Lise Vinkel Clausen CBS. SRAI Annual Meeting in San Diego
DARMA is driven by volunteer engagement. DARMA is relying on individuals working in RMA to volunteer and engage in the activities of our association.
We know your time is important and your participation is very much appreciated. There are numerous volunteer opportunities that will expand your network and knowledge while supporting the profession. Some volunteer commitments are large, others small, but whatever your capabilities, interests or schedule may be, we can find a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you. Contact the board if you would like to volunteer.
- Giving back to the profession by being a volunteer can be extremely rewarding and help to develop skills and relationships that can be beneficial throughout your career.
- You have a passion for the RMA profession and want to develop, define and promote best practices for the benefit of yourself and your peers.
- You want to leverage your skills in a meaningful way and build your CV.
- You want to be part of your community, supporting a worthy mission.
- You want to meet new people and learn from experienced peers or help those new to the profession.
DARMA Network - our Sister Societies
DARMA collaborates with a number of international associations (Sister organisations). Feel free to reach out to them directly or contact the DARMA Secretariat to do it on your behalf. DARMA members has been active volunteers in some of those, making them our closest collaborators, these are:
DARMA is member of INORMS. That means that as a DARMA member you are also an INORMS member and can receive discounts through the INORMS Sister Association Reciprocal Benefit Strategy (ISARBS).