The INORMS Working group comprises:
Linsey Dickson is Head of Research Funding within Research & Innovation Services at the University of Stirling, with responsibility for leading a team focussing on research development and supporting the delivery of increased grant capture. Linsey has also held various posts within research management and administration at Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh College of Art.
Linsey has experience of most areas of research management and administration and in particular pre-award management, research intelligence and policy and strategy development. She represents ARMA on the Research Organisations Consultation Group which advices the Research Councils on all aspects of research funding administration and policy. She is passionate about professional development and supporting those working within research and research support.
Before taking up her role at Director, Qualifications she was Director without portfolio and has been a member of the Training & Development committee for 4 years before chairing this committee for a year. Linsey currently chairs the Professional Development committee and as part of this works closely with a number of our sister associations, such as EARMA, SRAi and CARA and INORMS as well as related professional bodies such as Vitae and ACU.
Juliana Juk is the representative of the Brazilian Research Administration and Management Association (BRAMA), an organization founded in 2013 to enhance the professionalism of research manager within Brazilian universities, research institutes, funding agencies and other scientific and technological development institutions.
Jaana Kokkonen is a Research Liaison Officer / Ombudsman at the Hanken School Economics based in Helsinki, Finland. She works with strategic planning and consulting of research projects strategies and collaborations as well as advocacy activities.
Previously she has worked in Brussels with EU advisory and advocacy on digital and research and innovation policy sector and development as well as at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with internal affairs, and has large networks within EU and international institutions and offices.
Jaana is a member of the Finn-Arma Executive Committee and suppliant member in the Forum of Internationalization of Research and Higher Education at the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland.
Jan Andersen is Head of Research Office at University of Southern Denmark. He has a background in Computer Science and Danish Language. He has been working with research strategy and research planning. He was involved in building up four very successful research support units. He was advisor for Rectors of the Danish Technical University, University of Copenhagen and the former Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University. He was responsible for the cross-faculty follow-up of the Danish university merger in 2007. He was Head of the Nordic Association of University Administrators Working Group for Research Administrators. Jan Andersen is an expert on the EU framework programs. Jan Andersen was as Board Member and co-founder of the Danish Association of Research Managers and Administrators. Jan Andersen was hosting the 2009 Annual Conference of European Association of Research Managers and Administrators, EARMA and elected Chairman for EARMA 2010-2013, and board member until 2018. From 2013-2018 Jan Andersen was Chair of the COST BESTPRAC Targeted Network, with more than 650 participants from 41 countries. Jan Andersen is the co-author of “Research Management – Europe and beyond”.
Kim Patten is Assistant Vice President, Research Development at the University of Arizona. She leads a team of research development professionals that excel in supporting faculty in their pursuit of extramural funding from federal, corporate, and foundation sponsors resulting in nearly $400 million in awards to campus since 2014. Part of this success is based on a holistic view of research development and the research lifecycle with an emphasis on the societal impacts. Research Development at UArizona encompasses a variety of aspects from strategic development, federal research relationships, corporate research partnerships, and global projects in addition to intramural funding, funding opportunity communications, and limited submissions. Prior to joining UA, Patten managed projects and programs in conservation, renewable energy, and distributed data systems both nationally and internationally. As Associate Director at the Arizona Geological Survey she managed a $30m portfolio, including Co-PI on a $3.6m National Science Foundation project and project manager of a $22m U.S. Department of Energy project. Prior to her work at AZGS, she was Programs Director at a science-based non-profit organization where she helped expand the organization’s research portfolio and federal advocacy through the organizations first briefings for the House and Senate. Patten spent more than ten years in Germany and studied in Ireland.
Felix Wittleben is a Research Manager at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) at Leiden University, Netherlands. He has developed a small project office at the institute to support researchers at the pre- and post-award level, as well as covering all aspects of research administration. In addition, he is supporting the institute management on strategic development on national and international funding. Within the university, he is active promoting and developing the RMA profession.
Felix is a board member of the Association for Research Managers and Administrators – Netherlands (ARMA-NL), responsible for sponsorship and in general working on promoting and developing the professional network within the Netherlands.
He has a background in Molecular Genetics and received his PhD working on Horizontal Gene Transfer at Leiden University, Netherlands.
George Lakey is a Programme Manager at the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) responsible for designing and implementing programmes that support ACU members in the area of research strengthening. George is currently responsible for managing the FCDO-funded Climate Impacts Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) programme, a climate-focused research capacity strengthening initiative working at individual and institutional levels of strengthening at 31 institutions across 10 sub-Saharan African countries. George also manages the ACU-British Council partnership programme the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort, an initiative working with early career researchers from the global south with the aim of enhancing the contribution of science to national, regional, and international decision making in the area of climate change mitigation and adaptation. Previously, George managed the ACU’s Blue Charter Programme, a UK BEIS and Waitrose & Partners-funded initiative supporting research in the area of marine plastic pollution.
Nori (Norifumi) Miyokawa is a Senior Research Administrator at Hiroshima University and has been involved in the university’s efforts to internationalize its research activities since 2014. As a scholar, he holds the post of Visiting Fellow for Hiroshima University’s Research Institute for Higher Education. Before joining Hiroshima University, he enjoyed working for the Education Section of the Australian Embassy in Tokyo and the University Office of Global Programs at The Pennsylvania State University in the United States. He has a strong interest in the field of international education, particularly transnational academic mobility. He pursued higher learning in Japan, Australia, the UK, and Singapore, and obtained a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at The Pennsylvania State University. Nori was the leader of the International Working Group of the Research Manager and Administrator Network Japan (RMAN-J) between 2016 and 2021. He has frequently represented RMAN-J at meetings of the INORMS Council as well as its Working Group, and also served as the Chair of the Planning Committee of the 2021 INORMS World Congress and is currently serving as part of the INORMS Secretariat.
Dr. Paul Winkler was originally trained as a biologist and anthropologist. For nearly 20 years he worked as a researcher at the University of Göttingen. His studies were focussed on the behavioural ecology of free-living monkeys in India and Nepal. From 2000 to 2015 he worked as a research administrator at the University of Göttingen, where he became head of the research department in 2011. Before his retirement in 2017 he was for two years the administrative director of the Centre for Biodiversity and Sustainable Landuse in Göttingen. Between 2012 and 2017 he was member of the executive board of the German Research Administrators and Managers. In 2017 he became the CEO of FORTRAMA, the German Network of Research- and Transfermanagement.
Svandís Helga Halldórsdóttir
Svandís Helga Halldórsdóttir is the office manager for the Division of Science and Innovation at the University of Iceland as well as being part of the Grants office team at the division. She was previously office manager for the Institute of Earth Sciences, one of the most influential research institutes within University of Iceland. During her time at the university she has worked with research support, both pre- and post-award, as well as the supervision and management of research infrastructure. Svandís has a MA in International relations and a post graduate diploma in Public Administration.
Tania Tambiah is the acting Director of Research Services at RMIT University, Australia. Tania’s research management, leadership, and training experience spans over 25 years, and focusses on formulating strategy; designing management frameworks; creating infrastructure, systems and networks; and building professional teams.
Professionally, Tania is deeply committed to advancing and promoting research management and its specialists across the sector (nationally and internationally). She is a Fellow of ARMS, the Convenor of the ARMS Education and Professional Development Committee, a Training Fellow for the ARMS Foundation Level Accreditation Program, and was an ARMS Board Member. She is also an active Member of SRA International.
Senior Research Adviser at Oslo Metropolitan University
Tanja Strøm is Deputy Chair of INORMS Research Evaluation group, https://inorms.net/research-evaluation-group/.
Her main responsibilities are various aspects of Open Research (Open Science); publication strategies; digital researcher profiles; and evaluation of research. In addition, she advises on policy and program offerings, gives lectures, supervises, and provides research support on these topics.
She has held a number of projects in the areas of Open Access, service development, research assessment and research information and has spoken on these and many other RMA related subjects, for various sector bodies and events. Tanja has served on several national committees, project boards and working groups.
She has been actively involved in a range of training, talks and numerous conferences and workshops at local-, national- and international level. She is a member of “European Association of Research Managers and Administrators”, ACPC “Annual Conference Program Committee”.
Tanja Strøm is a passionate advocate of transparency in science and responsible research evaluation.
She holds a Master of Management degree, bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science, and a Cand.mag. degree from University of Bergen.
As MSK’s Senior Director, Research Outreach and Compliance, Debbie has more than 19 years’ leadership experience in research integrity and compliance. She also works as an adjunct lecturer for CUNY’s School of Professional Studies online graduate program teaching Introduction to Research Compliance, Ethics, and Integrity and the Practicum Capstone. She received the Adjunct Lecturer of Excellence Award in January 2021.
She currently serves as SRAI President and is Past-president, Northeast Section, recipient of the SRAI Excellence Award – Intermediate Level and Hartford-Nicholsen Award (2011), former SRAI Catalyst Editor and former EPDC Co-chair. She is a frequent facilitator, content creator, and/or track leader/programming working group chair in Research Ethics/Compliance or Leadership/Professional Development for all levels of SRAI programming and was inducted as SRAI Distinguished Faculty in 2012. She previously served on the Board of Directors (2012-15) and is on the Association of Research Integrity Officers (ARIO) communications committee.
She has presented for many professional organizations (US and globally): ARMA (UK), WCRI (Rio; Amsterdam, Hong Kong), INORMS (Melbourne; Edinburgh), PRIM&R, ARIO, APPE/RISE, JHU RAD, CAREB (CA), EARMA (Bologna), and as a webinar presenter for CARA (CA).
Debbie has authored research integrity articles for SRAI’s Journal of Research Administration, the SRA International Symposium (Best Paper Winner 2005, 2007, 2010) and Research Global Magazine. She authored a book chapter: “Building a Responsible Conduct of Research Program to Sustain an Institutional Culture of Research Integrity and Compliance,” for a research compliance textbook (2015) and the Research Compliance Framework module for SRAI’s LevelUP program. She has a background in graphic and fine art, conflict resolution, public education advocacy and holds a MS Degree in Organization and Management.
Dr Tan Hsiao Wei
Tan Hsiao Wei has worked in the field of Research Management for more than eight years. She started her research management career in the Institute of Research Management & Services (IPPP), Universiti Malaya, immediately after she graduated with her Ph.D. degree in colloidal chemistry in 2013.
Her first position at the Policy & Strategy Unit required skills to identify international grants opportunities and facilitate the application; analyse research outputs and performance to support the development of the university’s research strategies and policies. The experience gained in 5 years of service at the unit has broadened her governance and administration skills.
Now, as the Head of the Research Management Policy and Strategy Unit, she is tasked to manage the research management policies and guidelines of the University, develop projects to study the needs for research management skills enhancement, and perform analyses related to University research performance to support the development of the University’s research strategies and policies.
Rosemary Madnick, MBA is Vice President for Research Administration at The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. In her current position, she is responsible for all aspects of research administration at the Institute including grants and contracts (pre and post), clinical trials/industry agreements, investigational drug services, regulatory and ethical compliance, biological resource center, environmental health and safety and core equipment. Her experience with research administration at various institutions has provided her with more than 25 plus years of knowledge in the profession.
Her experience has given her distinct skills in research, development and evaluation of policies and programs as well as the know-how in investigating and analyzing problems with broad impact using data to develop sound decisions.
As an executive senior research administrator, she has provided consultation and guidance on all aspects of sponsored program administration including development of research policies and procedures, resolution of research administration issues internally and externally. She has represented her institutions on site visits and with funding agencies. In addition, she is also involved in strategic implementation of new organizational structures to support research administration operations and implementation of activities requiring facilitation and change management activities. She is an active member of the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) an association of federal agencies, academic research institutions with administrative, faculty and technical representation, and research policy organizations that work to streamline the administration of federally sponsored research.
Past positions included Executive Director, Office of Grants and Contracts Administration at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Assistant Vice President, Office of Research Administration at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute where she managed the pre and post awards sponsored projects including clinical trials; Director of Grants, Contracts and Compliance at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science; and Department Administrator for University of California, San Diego.
She has been a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) since 1998. Rosemary was the 2021 President of the Association. She has also held positions on national committees including Board of Directors, National Leadership Development Committee and Professional Development Committee and a number of program committees. She has presented workshops and sessions and evaluated workshops at both regional and national meetings. Including serving as co-editor of the NCURA Magazine. She is also a member of NCURA’s Peer Programs Governance.
She has served and held a number of positions at the regional level such as Region VI LEAD Me Program Dean of Mentors and past chair of Region VI in 2012. She is a graduate of NCURA’s Executive Leadership Program. Rosemary is part of the NCURA faculty who teach on the fundamentals of research administration nationally.
Dominique Michaud is Director, Research Development in the Office of the Vice-President Research & Graduate Studies at Concordia University. Dominique has been active in research administration for over 30 years with prior appointments first as a research coordinator and then as a research advisor in humanities and social sciences at Universite du Quebec a Montreal before taking position at Concordia University in 2012. She is a Past President of ADARUQ, the Quebec Association of University Research Administrators, and the incoming President of the Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA).
Dr MU Rongping
Dr. MU Rongping, the president of Chinese Association for Science of Science and S&T Policy, received his Ph.D degree from Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany. He is Professor of Institutes of Sciences and Development of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and director-general of CAS Center for Innovation and Development.
He is Dean of School of Public Policy and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was director-general of Institute of Policy and Management of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIPM 2004-2014).
Dr. Mu is also the president of the China High-tech Industry Promotion Society, a member of Expert Committee on National Development Plan, a member of the Governing Board of International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the Auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC). He has involved in drafting policy documents concerning innovation capacity-building and strategic industry in China, and published more than 50 papers in peer-review.