First mailing from the New President

14 Dec 2018 15:30 | Annedorte Vad

Three weeks has passed since the DARMA general assembly and the DARMA board has just had it's first meeting.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted online and a special thanks to the members who took the time to attend the extraordinary general assembly. I am honoured and humbled by taking on the responsibility of being the new President of DARMA and I look very much forward to working to strengthen our association and profession.

I have been a volunteer before. I was on the DARMA board 2009-2013 and I have been on the board of SRA International since 2014. I think the that these associations for people who work in Research Management and Research Administration are great platforms to grow professionally. I have always valued the relevant network with colleagues from other Danish institutions and internationally. I particularly like that we help each other and share our knowledge across institutions; and I will work for that to continue.

I would like to see

  • a continued and extended dialogue with the Danish Funders
  • a continued collaboration with the Ministry of Science
  • a continued professional programme throughout the year with workshops, seminars, study tours etc.
  • the annual meeting to still be the premier Danish event for professional networking with peers
  • an extended membership base which cover a wider range of research institutions types
  • an extended membership base which cover the entire project life cycle
  • more collaboration with our international sister societies

This of course is not something I can do on my own, I look forward to working with the board and we look forward to working with members. One thing I’ve learnt from my years as volunteering in DARMA and SRA Is the importance of the members and the importance of engaging volunteers.

I invite all of you to write to me if you have input or ideas you would like to bring to the board. You can reach me on av.research@cbs.dk

Kind regards,


Annedorte Vad, DARMA President
Danish Association of Research Managers and Administrators, DARMA
CBS Research Support Office. Copenhagen Business School (visiting address: Steen Blichers vej 22, 2000 Frederiksberg)

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