Let’s deal with the bad news about becoming a research manager first. Research management is hampered by the old-fashioned approaches taken by many universities, great researchers don’t necessarily translate into great managers, and there’s not a lot of outside resources to help prospective managers excel. But there is hope!
In the hour-long seminar, Robert Dingwall discusses the organizational requirements and the useful skills that can be built to support the individual who wants to be a research group leader and the ecosystem — in both social science and STEM settings — that will support such striving. The session included a number of questions from the audience that Dingwall addresses during the recording, but time ran out before he could get to many others. Following the webinar he replied to many of the additional questions posed: those answers appear after the video.