The Research Project Management Module is designed to help the participants develop the necessary skills to perform their duties effectively. It will include topics related to project and time management such as:
What is a project; what needs to be taken into account in conducting the project,
How to structure and plan the project and how should to set milestones,
How to set time and financial plan,
How to control and guide a project,
How to organise the working relationship with the supervisors and project partners,
How to document the project,
Discussion of specific questions relating to methods and collaboration, with reference to issues arising out of participants’ own projects
By the end of the module, participants will be able to:
Apply project management skills in their research projects and similar undertakings like doctoral thesis or assignments.
Apply methods and tools in research projects to ensure quality.
Structure, plan, guide and document projects in a practical meaningful way.
Have a guide for constructive collaboration in research projects.
Handle the administration and finances of research grants
Develop strategies for the application of research results
Evaluate research processes
Document and present research results to the public
To be effective the training tools will be appropriate to the learning situation and needs and knowledge level of the individual groups. The assessment prior to the training is important to tailor the module accordingly.