Project management for scientists

Aim:To discover the real value of project management in research and learn how to apply it to your projects.
Provider: Joaquim Calbó, Sonja Reiland & Ruben Ventura
For:Postdocs, staff scientists and technicians with managing responsibilities

In this course participants will learn to apply project management techniques in order to better define objectives of a research project, make a realistic plan, and implement it effectively.

After this workshop you will be able to:

- Define clear objectives and key success factors
- Identify and manage relations with stakeholders
- Plan a project according to objectives and available resources
- Identify and control risks
- Manage resources responsibly
- Monitor progress and report

Study commitment:

- Participants need to commit to attending ALL 4 sessions.
- Before the course participants will have to complete a short survey.
- Between sessions 2 and 3 & 3 and 4 participants are expected to do some team work and individual study (about 10h).


Joaquim Calbó is a scientific project manager and coordinates the European projects management area at the international and scientific affairs (ISA) office at the CRG. He prepares and manages collaborative projects coordinated at the CRG.

Sonja Reiland is a scientific project manager at the ISA office at the CRG. She prepares and manages collaborative projects coordinated at the CRG. Sonja worked for BASF in Ludwigshafen (Germany) as a project manager for implementing text-mining technologies.

Ruben Ventura is the scientific director at Fundación FERO, managing different funding calls. Before, he worked as a scientific project manager at the CRG ISA office. He holds a master degree in project management (La Salle-URL).

Dates: Place/time: Capacity: State:  
Next edition in Autumn 2019

Participants should bring a laptop for this course

For any questions or comments please email

Finished editions:

25th, 26th October & 8th, 23rd November 2018