We look at research as a triangle. We see the quality on top whereas funding is the basis of all science. Funding can be turned efficaciously into high quality research by having excellent Management (M) of both, Human Resources (HR) and Facilities (F). These are the sides of the triangle. Professional research management combines deliberately HRM and FM. Here, you have the reason that we adopted the Dutch word ‘Driehoek’ for our company’s name. It means ‘triangle’.
Research management is all about, guiding, teaching, inspiring, scientists and all other people involved in science. It holds for assembling a consortium to apply for an EU-grant, the set-up of a research team to conduct a clinical study, to organize a research department, or what else.
We believe a professional research manager needs to have, a firm scientific background, an analytical view, and compassion on scientists who face a huge workload. Yes, a research manager can be the driving force of any project alleviating the work of scientists irrespectively they work in the non-profit, or profit, sector.