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Project management for scientists


To discover the real value of project management in research and learn how to apply it to your projects.




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

  • Apply the concepts and methodologies of project management to any kind of project

Please note this course consists of several sessions and you should be able to attend all of them.

Study commitment

  • Participants need to commit to attending ALL 4 sessions.

  • Before the course participants will have to complete a short survey.

  • As preparation for sessions 3 and 4 participants are expected to do some team work and individual study (about 10h).

For any issue regarding attendance before or during the course, please note that you should contact the Intervals team directly by sending an email to

Related courses

How to write a grant proposal for Horizon Europe

How to write a postdoctoral research proposal


Comments from participants

Finished editions
  • 2024 Edition 1, Trimester 2: April, IN-PERSON : 18/04/2024
  • 2023 Edition 1, Trimester 1: February, IN-PERSON : 02/02/2023
  • 2022 Edition 1, Trimester 2: May, BLENDED (Online & In-person) : 19/05/2022
  • 2021 Edition 1, Trimester 2: ONLINE : 27/05/2021


Joaquim Calbó and Alexandros Nikolaou
Joaquim Calbó and Alexandros Nikolaou

Joaquim Calbó has extensive experience as researcher and research manager. He is the director of the Competitive Research Area at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research.

Alexandros Nikolaou has 10 years of experience as a pre-award grants specialist and scientific project manager at CRG, IDIAP Jordi Gol and currently at Flomics Biotech.