The India Research Management Initiative (IRMI) was launched by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and the Wellcome Trust, UK ( DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance) in 2018. The IRMI aims to strengthen research ecosystems in India by building capacity for research management and creating a community of practice that support knowledge creation and innovation for addressing global challenges (read more about the IRMI at https://www.indiaalliance.org/India-Research-Management-Initiative).
The IRMI introduced a webinar series in 2020. The next webinar is scheduled for Friday 17 July 4pm IST. The webinar will focus on international partnerships in research, as viewed through the perspectives of funders, institutional support staff and researchers. Joining as panellists are Ms Janaka Pushpanathan, Director British Council South India; Dr Naresh Sharma, Head of International Relations at IISER Pune and Professor Colin Robinson, who leads a major Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) program at the University of Kent, UK.
International collaborations can provide unprecedented opportunities for individuals to work together across borders, on problems whose solutions could potentially have global impact. Such programs require coordinated action from various stakeholders across the world, including the researchers themselves, their institutions and funders. From the perspective of researchers, international collaborations could entail several additional administrative steps and having to work across unfamiliar cultures. Enabling institutional support structures can play an important role in ensuring the success of such collaborative activities.
You are cordially invited to participate in this webinar. For more details about the speakers and the registration link, please see https://www.indiaalliance.org/news/465