Dr Karmen Čondić-Jurkić
Open Molecular Software Foundation, New Zealand
There is so much more to doing science than journal publications or grant applications, but those are the parts that often get the most attention and rewards. In this talk, I would like to discuss other forces that largely shape our research and thinking, but generally stay out of the spotlight in our field – project (and people) management and research infrastructure, as perceived by a computational chemist-turned-project manager-turned-nonprofit director. Project management and research infrastructure have become even more important in this era of information overload and global connectivity enabling large-scale collaborations, where clarity can quickly become an elusive and scarce resource. I will share some thoughts and lessons learned from managing my own research projects to working with a distributed team on research software development.