Staffing the Project

What?

To produce knowledge in a project, you need a project manager and a working group. The centre's ambition is to have shared management, with one practitioner and one researcher managing every project. There are multiple reasons why:

  • Shared management influences the design of the project and increases the likelihood that both scientific and practical perspectives on the problem area are perceived as valid.
  • Shared management is a matter of quality; the likelihood that the purpose of the project needs to be reformulated is reduced if both scientific and practical perspectives are included right from the start.
  • Shared management enhances the preconditions for ensuring that the questions posed in the project, and thus also the results generated, will have relevance for both science and practice.

How?

I. Shared management
Identify and offer relevant people to become project managers. It does not have to be pure researchers or practitioners but can be people who feel at home in both worlds.

II. Working group
Gather 5-8 people, researchers and practitioners with different backgrounds that respresents a wide range of prespectives:

  • Valuable expert knowledge
  • Local knowledge
  • Wide networks
  • Experience from interdisciplinary work