E-seminar: "Project management".


Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 13:00 to 17:00


For RSVP only.


Target Audience: Postdocs and Staff Scientists.

Session format: E-seminar.

Facilitator: Dr. Iris Wieczorek, President of IRIS Science Management Inc.

Short Description:

Projects can be small or complex, can be short term (organizing a conference) or long term (research project). In all types of projects one needs to interact with others, and someone must take the lead in order to conduct the project successfully. For early career researcher it is important to actively take the lead for their own project as their performance will be judged on this.

Learning objectives: 

    By the end of this session participants will be able to...

  • Learn basics of project management;
  • Understand their role and tasks as a project leader;
  • Develop project management tools based on their personal strengths.


  • Basics of project management;
  • Setting objectives & goals;
  • Phases of project management;
  • Your tasks as project leader;
  • Defining success factors;
  • Tools for project management;
  • Learn how to handle the unforeseen;
  • Next Steps?

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Spaces are limited to 12 participants. Waiting list will be created if the maximum number of participants is reached.

Registration deadline: September 30, 2020.

To register CLICK HERE.

FEEDBACK from the last year`s workshop.

About the facilitator: 

Dr. Iris Wieczorek studied Japanese and Chinese Studies, and Computer Science at the University of Hamburg, Germany. She has over 25 years of Japan experience, and a broad knowledge about the academic and scientific systems in Europe and Japan. In 2000, she joined the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies in Hamburg, a member institute of the Leibniz Association, where she has been working on comparative assessment of the Japanese research and innovation system.

In 2008, she established the Japan Office of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in Tokyo, and acted as its director until 2012. Subsequently, she founded IRIS Science Management Inc., a Tokyo-based consultant firm. Her work is based on a broad and trustable network in the scientific(political) communities in Japan and Europe. She is member of various Japanese research policy committees, and advisor to the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI), Cabinet Office Japan. 

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