DARMA Update 18 September

18 Sep 2017 22:50 | Olaf Svenningsen (Administrator)

Winter is coming, as they say, and most of us are back in the treadmill. I hope all DARMA members had a good, relaxing summer vacation, even though the weather left a lot to be wished for. I had a nice hike in the Sarek Mountains in northernmost Sweden in August (see some photos here...) and we got out just barely ahead of the first real snow storm. Unfortunately, I also caught some bacteria and went down hard with unpleasant infections and was on sick leave until last week. I will spare you the gory details and just say that the recovery is going somewhat slowly, and I may one day catch up with the wall of mail that was waiting for me, or not...

My first full day back at work was Monday, September 11th, this fateful date, which was also when the Ministry of Higher Education and Science (UFM), the Agency for Science and Education (SFU), and DARMA held a workshop on "Current themes in research funding and proposals". At the request of UFM/SFU, the number of participants was limited and small, but a report and the presentations from the meeting will be published here within the next days. It is my intention to follow up on the interesting themes from the workshop with DARMA events where broader participation is possible.

Talking about DARMA events: the next Westensee workshop is now open for registration. The theme is the ever-popular "Impact in research" and Hanne Dahl Mortensen has followed up on her visit to Kent University in the UK (read about it in Hanne's DARMA Blog post here...) and invited Julie Bayley, one of the UK's top impact experts, to offer a hands-on workshop for DARMA members. The workshop takes place on October 11th at SDU in Odense, and I hope many DARMA members will take this unique opportunity. Participation is free of charge – for DARMA members...

You have hopefully noticed that DARMA's popular "Kursus for forskningsadministratorer" is offered 15-17 November this year, and that it, too, is open for registration. Please share this information with all friends and colleagues who might be interested – it's very easy using the social media icons on the event page.

More events are in the pipeline, and will be announced here.

Finally, the Job Openings page is continually updated, and currently there are three very interesting ads open, among them one for a Legal Officer at Copenhagen University's EU Office. Keep sending you job ads to DARMA, it's the best way to make sure they reach the right people...!

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