ECRIN hosted a staff exchange as part of the RItrain project from 22 to 23 November 2018 in Paris.
The purpose of RItrain knowledge/staff exchanges is for managerial staff from European Research Infrastructures (RIs) to develop managerial and leadership expertise in areas that are new to them, or that they feel their RI needs to develop specific expertise in, by making short knowledge-exchange visits to RIs that are noted for their excellence in the same area.
The knowledge/staff exchanges form an integral part of Executive Master in Management of Research Infrastructures, but can also be undertaken independently of the Master course.
ECRIN's staff exchange focused on project management. Participants included managerial staff from three European RIs: BBMRI (Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure)-Swedish Node, Instruct-ERIC hub, and ISBE (Infrastructure for Systems Biology-Europe).