OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT IN RESEARCH CENTRES AND UNITS (GOSCI)

From 04-10-2019 to 27-03-2020 at FEUGA’s headquarters in Santiago de Compostela

Registration deadline 24-09-2019

Managers play a crucial role in research unit and centre activity

Any R&D institution initiative for change and improvement requires managers and directors to speak the same language as well as their alignment and commitment to securing a change of direction within the organisation.
GOSCI is a training programme that aims to promote the management of the changes that are essential to ensure major progress for Galicia’s scientific system. It will address GESCI programme contents from a technical perspective, focusing particularly on financial and management aspects.

Fundamental training to:

  • Promote the efficiency and ongoing improvement of research centres / units.
  • Contribute from management to excellence and the scientific-technological leadership of R&D institutions.

 

Objectives

PROMOTE
The optimization of organizational and economic operations of research institutions.
FACILITATE
Regular scientific and institutional assessment of the centre or unit and contribute to making it the key element for ongoing improvement and a fundamental reference of its activity.
SUPPORT
The research unit or centre management team in their objective of leading Galician R&D institutions based on efficiency, responsibility and scientific excellence.

Programme

  • The Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation system. Description, opportunities and limitations
  • Organizational structure of Spanish research centres and institutions
  • Organizational structure of European and international research centres and institutions: RIKEN, CNRS, Max Planck, Fraunhofer, etc.
  • Main funding programmes at international and European level (Horizon Europe, Missions, MSCA,…)
  • Strategy in the field of science. Vision and mission
  • From diagnosis to strategy formulation. The action plan
  • Strategy implementation. Internal and external communication
  • The Balanced Scorecard. Usefulness, design, implementation and casuistry of centres
  • Government bodies. Actors, roles and responsibilities
  • The internal organization. Management, scientific and management structure
  • Advisory bodies: Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and Business Advisory Board (BAB)
  • Transparency
  • The regulatory framework. State and autonomic legislation and own regulations applicable to the different legal forms that support research centres
  • Excellence and Responsible Research & Innovation
  • Economic-financial principles. Economic planning and management in a research centre. Fiscal aspects
  • Economic-financial principles II. Economic-financial obligations in a research centre (public budget, annual accounts, audits) and how to articulate an Integrated Management System
  • Competitive public funds. The regional, national and European funding environment (special reference to the ERC, SeO and ISCIII initiatives). Organizational structures that optimize competitive fundraising
  • Private funds. Relations with companies and strategic alliances
  • Fundraising in the field of R&D
  • Development of an institutional fundraising strategy. Communication and marketing strategies

 

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Attracting and retaining talent. Calls and welcome programmes. Good practices
  • Monitoring assessment and assessment site visit in HRS4R
  • Scientific and research career development
  • Gender balance and multiculturalism. Strategies for achieving gender balance
  • Performance appraisal (individual versus research groups)
  • Research project management
  • Platform and infrastructure management
  • Transfer project management
  • IP protection. Patents and other protection forms
  • Scientific integrity management
  • Quality policy. Ensuring the quality of the processes and research methods. Documentation and verification
  • Communication and scientific dissemination
  • Scientific production and its bibliometric analysis: data sources and methodology
  • Open Access and Open Data policy
  • Development of a Data Management Plan (DMP)
  • Workshop CREATION AND ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT OF SPIN-OFFS COMPANIES: HOW TO OVERCOME THE FIRST BARRIERS (4 hours)
  • Workshop LEAN START-UP AND AGILE ENTREPRENEURSHIP (4 hours)
  • Workshop CREATIVITY : GENERATING DISRUPTIVE PROPOSALS FOR PROJECTS (8 hours)
  • Workshop EUROPEAN INNOVATION COUNCIL (EIC) (4 hours)
  • Workshop INSTITUTIONAL ASSESSMENT (4 hours)
  • Workshop RESEARCH IMPACT ASSESSMENT STRATEGY (RIA) (2 hours)
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Information of interest

Operational Management in Research Centres and Units (GOSCI)

Date
Start: 04/10/2019
End: 27/03/2020
Timetable
Friday morning and afternoon
Modality
Classroom course
Languages
Spanish / English
Registration
FREE REGISTRATION. Training financed by the Galician Department of Education, University and Vocational Training
Limited places
25

Venue

Sede Feuga - Santiago de Compostela
Rúa Lope Gómez de Marzoa, s/n. Campus Vida. 15705 Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña)
981 534 180

Registration form

Registration deadline 24/09/2019