SIMS - Science Infrastructure Management Support

The program “Innovative Economy”, funded by the European Union, led to a total of 5 billion euros being invested in promoting and modernizing Polish research infrastructure in the period from 2007 to 2013. Numerous research institutions were thus given the opportunity to set up new laboratories and modernize existing facilities. This makes it possible for these institutions to conform to and be aligned with international standards for the long term. In the course of this process, it became evident that the staff of these institutions needed to undergo preparation for managing the newly created, state-of-the-art infrastructure. For this reason, the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) launched the project “SIMS – Science Infrastructure Management Support” (SIMS).  Within the context of the SIMS project, Fraunhofer MOEZ was commissioned to arrange, coordinate and conduct a two-week training programme to take place in Germany for four groups of participants. The entire project is being implemented in cooperation with the second contractor, the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).