India Research Management Initiative (IRMI)

India Research Management Initiative (IRMI)

The Wellcome Trust/ DBT India Alliance announces the launch of IRMI, a new Research Management programme for India, which aims to strengthen institutional ecosystems.

IRMI, or India Research Management Initiative, will provide a mechanism for enabling research management at institutions in India. Effective research management helps institutions navigate the high demands for funding, outreach and governance of research. It spans activities that support research, such as national and international funding opportunities, science communication, policy and regulatory matters and intellectual property.

About the IRMI Pilot phase

IRMI would initially be implemented as a pilot, with building capacity in grants administration at a few institutions. This would include mentorship, training, career development and networking opportunities for research managers and advice for the participating institution on its research management infrastructure. IRMI is expected to allow researchers more time to focus on their research instead of grants administration. The outcomes and feedback from the pilot phase would guide the future directions for IRMI.

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