Groningen Staff Training 2019 1 smallFrom 13 to 17 May 2019, the University of Groningen will organize its 5th Erasmus+ Staff week. The theme of this event will be ‘The ideal research support office’.

Different aspects of the question ‘How is research supported at universities?’, will be highlighted. The main topics will be:

Graduate Schools
How are the Graduate schools organised and how do they operate? How does the university support PhD students and give them a platform to develop themselves as researchers and prepare them for their future career?

Research Impact & Open Science
How can we enhance and measure the academic and societal impact of research? Open access becomes a more and more familiar concept, but how do you realize openness in research?

Funding Strategies and Talent Development
Given that acquiring external research funding has become such a vital part of a researcher’s career, how can research support offices optimally support researchers? What does an ideal support structure look like, both in terms of long-term strategy and practical, hands-on support?

Scientists from the University of Groningen who are experts in the relevant topics will share Groningen’s best practices, but it is also important for other participants to share their good practices and discuss what they think an ideal research support office should look like.

This staff week is aimed at research support office employees, research policy advisors, HR support staff, funding advisors, research developers and research grant advisors.

A participation fee of € 175 will be charged

Registration is open till 15 March 2019 via

The number of participants is limited to 25, with a maximum of 2 attendees per institution. Selection results will be announced shortly after the application has closed

A more detailed programme will be published by the end of February on this website

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