Centre-based science management (in contrast to classical institute-based coordination) upends the classical approach of scientists at the program's leading institution becoming project managers by chance. A centre for science management that coordinates and integrates managers that work for multiple projects at the same time has many advantages
This network will organize with the help of BMBF a series of workshops to improve science management in Germany. In the long-run, the idea of CESSMA is to offer these improved services to the outside, but right now we are a loose network of science project managers.
You are preparting a large research project and need support? You are thinking about the best science management strategy for regionally diverse interdisciplinary research programs? You just need a second look on a proposal or management strategy description? You have just employed a former scientist as project manager and need some specific, useful training? If you have any questions or need help, you can contact us. We will try to help you at any stage of your project - during proposal, planning, execution and closing phases. We work with experienced and certified project managers and we are happy to share this expertise with your inhouse staff.