The ‘Methodological Guide and good practise collection for the elaboration of the foRMAtion international module’, the first Intellectual Output of foRMAtion project, has been elaborated and translated into five languages.

foRMAtion project finds it important to collect and analyse the existing practices in the field of RMA trainings and to consider the transfer of existing know how, lessons learnt and possible failures. This guide will be a gap filler in the project-related field as such a comprehensive summary of the subject has never been done before.

The foRMAtion expert workshop, which was held in January 2020 in Porto served as a basis for the Methodological Guide. The workshop involved high-level experts and stakeholders active in the field of research management and administration (RMA) at national or EU levels. The main aim of the event was to initiate the sharing of knowledge and experiences among participants and to collect good and bad practices, methods and tools connected to RMA training possibilities.

The outcome of this event supplemented by further desk research has provided the necessary input for the Methodological guide and good practice collection. The Methodological Guide presents and assesses a comprehensive set of existing training programmes and methodologies for RMAs and checks their usability. During conducting the research and collecting good practices, a special emphasis has been placed on those countries which perform better in EU-funded educational, research and innovation projects in order to identify truly proven practices and methods. The aim is to use their best practices as case studies to be transferred to low performing countries or in those countries where the RMA role is not well-recognized yet.

The Methodological Guide will contribute to the creation of a truly innovative curriculum (IO2) and teaching method (IO3), other two fundamental outputs of the project.

In addition to the original English version, the Methodological Guide is now available in: