The brand new RItrainPlus management training programme is aimed at professionals in Research Infrastructure or Core Facilities that want to improve their scientific work by enhancing their managerial skills. The newly launched pilot programme consists of seven short courses that cover the most important themes that come up throughout the lifecycle of an RI or CF. The participant can take up either the whole programme and progress from one short course to the next, or take an individual short course that best fits their needs. The courses are mostly offered as online intensive courses that take up 2-4 consecutive days.

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Managing the Lifecycle of an RI

This short course introduces the lifecycle analysis of RIs, from the conceptual design phase to the implementation, and the different organization…

Data management

This short course is designed to help RI managers enhance their skills and knowledge in defining and implementing key data…

Socio-economic impact of RIs

This short course draws from recent advancements in socio-economic impact (SEI) assessments of RIs. The first part introduces different SEI…


Team Building and Development

The objective of this short course is to develop the competencies required for RIs managers to build highly empowered, cohesive,…

Coaching development program

In this short course, the participants are invited to co-create a coaching programme for managers and directors of RIs and…


Why should I take this programme?

The programme is aimed at managers, operators and other professionals at Research Infrastructures and Core Facilities.

Who is behind this programme?

The pilot programme is designed by academic and educational experts in the RItrainPlus project who have a long experience working or leading Research Infrastructures or other scientific institutions.

How is the programme organized?

The programme  is divided into seven short courses, each containing sessions.  The short courses take up 16–32 hours each, plus individual work.

How do I take part?

The participants can take up either the whole programme and progress from one short course to the next, or take an individual short course that best fits their needs. For those interested in taking up the whole programme, it should be noted that some activities will be overlapping. Participants are advised to check the course schedules for more information.

What’s expected of me?

The participant is expected to participate in at least 80% of the scheduled activities. The courses are assessed in various ways. 

Do I have to take all the sessions in a short course? Can I just choose what I like?

The participant needs to participate in all the modules in the short course. 

What does it cost?

The pilot courses are offered free of charge

How are the courses taught?

Most of the short courses are offered as online intensive courses that take up 2-6 consecutive days. The courses are taught by experienced academics at RItrainPlus partner universities and institutions with  invited international experts.The courses will be delivered in the period June-September 2023.

How do I apply?

The application period is 03.04.2023 – 05.05.2023. Apply to the short course by submitting a short motivation letter and your CV. The chosen applicants will be informed via email by 15. 05. 2023.

When will I know if my application has been accepted?

Selected participants are informed by May 15th.

What if I realize that I cannot participate anymore after I’ve been admitted to participation?

If the participant wishes to cancel their participation, they are required to inform the organizers at least two weeks prior to the starting of the course