Where Ideas Grow

Research Project Management, 2nd edition

1, 2 and 8 June 2022 | i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde

Project management is an important skill to learn as a researcher. After being 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: Ph.D. student, Postdocs and senior researchers
Course duration: 20 hours
Requirement: Laptop 
Organizers: Paula Pérez, i3S Career Development Unit


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Preliminary Program


1 June 2022

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

11:15-11:35 Break

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

13:00-14:00 Break

14.00-15.30 João Cortez
I got an award, now what?  
Work breakdown structure

15.45-17.30 Mariana Bexiga
Project management tools


2 June 2022

9:15-11:15 João Cortez
Project delivery: Measuring progress/troubleshooting
Team management
Data management

11:15-11:35 Break

11.35-13.00 João Cortez
Project delivery: Time/ costs/ duties

13:00-14:00 Break

14:00-14:45 Claúdia Ferreira
Financial reporting

14:45-15:45 Ana Campos
Team management: RH contract types/ job posts 

15:45-16:00 Break

16:00-17:30 Anna Olsson
Team management: job posts and recruitment practice; PI experience


8 June 2022

9.15-11.15 Hugo Prazeres 
IP management and exploitation of research results

11:15-11:35 Break

11:35-13:00 Júlio Borlido Santos
Project Communication and dissemination

13:00-14:00 Break

14:00- 17:30 João Cortez/Mariana Bexiga
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
Mariana Bexiga. i3S Project Manager


Registration fee includes course material and certificate. 
Certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course to participants that meet the following: attendance in 80% of the sessions.

i3S members - 70€
External members – 95€

Pre-registration deadline: 28 April 2022
Payment deadline: 28 April 2022


This course 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.



More Information
Advanced Training Unit | E-mail: training@i3s.up.pt | Tel: +351 226 074 900