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Research Project Management, 1st edition

29-30 September and 11 October 2021 | i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde


Project management is an important skill for a leader and a researcher. After been successful in attracting funding for a project, you will now have to lead it, from set-up to completion.
This course will provide an introduction to project management and equip participants with basic skills in managing research projects:
- From research question to project description;
- Scheduling: milestones, tasks, and charts;
- Time management: managing yourself and the work;
- Team management: the right person for the right job.
- Risks: identification and management;
- Financial issues
- Project communication, dissemination and exploitation


Target audience: PhD students, Postdocs and senior researchers
Course duration: 20 hours
Requirement: Laptop
Organizers: Paula Pérez, i3S Career Development Unit and Anna Olsson, Group Leader, i3S Laboratory Animal Science


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Preliminary Program:


29 September 2021

9:30-11:15 João Cortez
Introduction to Project Management
The stakeholders. Identifying bottlenecks before you start

11:15-11:35 Coffee Break

11:35-13:00 João Cortez
The importance of pre-award practice

14:00-15:45 João Cortez
Measuring progress/troubleshooting
Team management: Project delivery

15:45-16:00 Break

16:00-16:45 Ana Campos
Team management: RH contract types/ job posts 

16:45-17:30 Anna Olsson
Team management: job posts and recruitment practice; PI experience


30 September 2021

9:30-11.30 João Cortez
I got an award, now what?  
Work breakdown structure

11.30-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-13:00 João Cortez
Project management tools

14:00-15:45 João Cortez
Project management tools (cont.)
Time/ costs/ duties

15:45-16:00 Break

16:00-16:45 Claúdia Ferreira
Financial reporting


11 October 2021

9:00-10:30 Hugo Prazeres
IP management and exploitation of research results

10:30-11:30 Júlio Borlido Santos
Project Communication and dissemination

11:30-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-13:00 João Cortez
Results dissemination and reporting

14:00- 17:00 João Cortez
Practical group exercise



João Cortez, Research and Innovation Funding Advisor, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Ana Campos, IBMC Human Resources Head

Anna Olsson, Group Leader, i3S Laboratory Animal Science

Cláudia Ferreira, IBMC Administrative and Financial Department

Hugo Prazeres, i3S Knowledge Transfer Office Coordinator

Júlio Borlido Santos, i3S Communication Unit Coordinator



The registration fee includes the course material, coffee breaks in the morning and certificate.

i3S members - 70€
External members - 95€


Pre-registration deadline: 1 September 2021


This workshop is now full. If you wish to stay in the waiting list, please fill in the following pre-registration form.

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Payment will be requested only after confirmation of acceptance.
The organizer reserves the right to cancel the course in case of an insufficient number of participants or other unforeseeable events that render the execution of the course.


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