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LINQ Management

We're linking clinicians and scientists from around the world and help them turn ideas into solutions: We help them structure their projects, find the funding, and implement their research activities and clinical studies according to plan. Often, such projects bring together a large number of people from different disciplines and various countries. On top of that, each funding programme comes with its own set of rules and regulations.

We make working in large networks easy - and fun.

LINQ management provides people-centered high-quality research management support. Over many years of working with international consortia in a variety of funding programmes, we have built profound expert knowledge in preparing and implementing collaborative research projects and developed a strong passion for helping large networks of people from different cultural and scientific backgrounds work together smoothly. We come equipped with the knowledge, experience, commitment and tools needed to manage your research endeavors, from small projects to large complex initiatives.

Who we are

We love what we do and are personally committed to the success of your projects – forging true partnerships with the people we work with.

Claudia Schacht

Dr. Claudia Schacht
Founder & Managing Director

Claudia has been working in international research and innovation projects for 15 years, supporting successful applications to a wide array of national and international funding programs such as FP6, FP7, Horizon2020, BMBF, IMI, EDCTP and EIT Health. She has guided more than 25 resulting projects with funding of up to 28 million EUR through grant preparation and implementation, and many of those to successful follow-up initiatives. Before starting her own company, she was heading a PMO with 13 team members. Claudia has strong people skills and thrives on new challenges. Her particular focus in recent years have been clinical studies and collaboration with industry.

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Julia Buech

Julia Buech
Co-Founder & Project Manager

Julia brings in more than seven years of experience in the management and administration of international research collaborations. Her portfolio has included small and large-scale collaborative projects, clinical trials and networks funded by EU-FP7, EU-Horizon2020, EDCTP as well as national and regional funding schemes. She is an expert in day-to-day project management & monitoring, financial issues and project reporting and has provided numerous training courses on project & financial management, both at national and international level, either as part of capacity building schemes in EU and EDCTP projects or directly for partner organisations, research institutes and universities. Julia supports her projects with strong communication skills and provides expert advice on project implementation, preparation of audits and contractual issues.

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Tanja Jung-Sendzik

Dr. Tanja Jung-Sendzik
Project Manager

Tanja has acquired her PhD in Molecular Biology in 2006 and spent her PostDoc time at Harvard University before moving on to the industry in Germany and Luxemburg. In addition to marketing and scientific management, Tanja regularly held technical trainings in diagnostics of infectious diseases in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, and has focused on strengthening international networks. She is an ISO certified quality manager and currently completing her MSc in Public Health. Tanja supports the LINQ team as a project manager.

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Malte Streitz

Malte Streitz
Project Manager

Malte studied Linguistics and Literature Studies in Germany, the UK and US. Before joining LINQ management, he was joint head of a project management team focusing on international university marketing, recruitment and employer branding. He organised higher education fairs all over Germany. Besides his marketing and event management experience, Malte has a background in teaching. At Vassar College, New York, he worked as a Language Fellow and taught German as a Second Language. As of March 1st 2018, Malte joins LINQ as a project manager.

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Dr. Dagmar Schwenk

Dr. Dagmar Schwenk
Project Assistant & Office Manager

Dagmar holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Biology and spent her PostDoc time at VTT Technical Research Center Finland before switching to research management and support by joining the Administrative Headquarters of the Max Planck Society in Munich, Germany. In this position she was coordinating the cooperation program between Max Planck Society and Fraunhofer Society, two of the leading research organizations in Germany. Following this she provided central support to the 83 institutes of the Society as a team member of the Institute Liaison Office. At LINQ Dagmar is in charge of central office management and also supports projects and proposals.

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Elena Lehner

Elena Lehner
Project Manager

Elena has earned a master’s degree in translation studies for German, English and Spanish with a specialization in medicine. She is an international marketer with 8 years of extensive experience specific to the DACH region and South Korea working with start-ups as well as major global players. In Seoul, Elena rolled out a new global corporate identity for the largest Oriental and Western hospital with clinics in Korea and the US. She helped establish international partnerships that lead to joint research and academic exchange programs, and subsequently worked as an English lecturer for public speaking and essay writing at one of the country’s top universities. Throughout her career she demonstrated a passion for actively helping companies build a productive and impactful cross-cultural working environment. Elena is joining LINQ as a project manager and communications specialist.

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Comprehensive services in international research management

As a research consulting firm and experienced project management partner, the service portfolio of LINQ management is designed to identify the most suitable source of funding for our partners, enhance the competitiveness of research funding applications, and ensure the effective oversight and management of research projects in a variety of programmes such as the EC Framework Programmes (currently Horizon2020), EDCTP, NIH, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNITAID, EIT Health and IMI or national funding programmes in Germany and the UK.

We keep things simple, enabling our partners to focus on the actual science, produce results that have an impact, and build networks that last.

At LINQ management, we appreciate that no two projects or institutions are ever the same, which is why we take great care that the services we offer are tailored to your particular requirements. Talk to us - we like to listen and are eager to find the perfect solution for you.

Our portfolio

  • Strategic advice

    Tailored advice, strategy development & networking for your optimal approach to international research funding.

    Strategic advice & networking

  • Research project management

    Comprehensive management of research projects, from small initiatives to large clinical studies.

    Research project management

  • Proposal support

    Precise alignment with call requirements and hands-on support in setting up professional grant applications.


  • Training & capacity building

    Training on proposal writing as well as project and financial management for partners and clients worldwide.

    Training & capacity building

  • Exploitation & IP management

    Clear guidance that helps you maximize the impact of your project.

    Exploitation & IP management


08 Aug 2019
We are hiring!

Our project portfolio keeps growing… so we are on the lookout for smart, passionate people with an analytical mind set, diligent work ethics, and experience in working in a research or business environment who would like to join our team as a project manager.

We offer: A diverse team of lovely colleagues, interesting health science projects that make a difference, international travel in reasonable amounts, flexible working hours including one home office day per week, and beautiful offices in Berlin Charlottenburg – so pretty much the best job in the world!

Working languages are English and German.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you by September 2nd, 2019. For details please refer to the full job description:

14 Aug 2019
Horizon 2020 funding after Brexit

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and UK Research and Innovation has published a guidance document on how Horizon 2020 funding will be affected if there’s a no-deal Brexit.

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14 Aug 2019
Help inform the EDCTP successor programme

On the way towards a successor programme to EDCTP2 under the umbrella of the next European Framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon Europe (2021-2027), the European Commission published an outline of its plan for the next EDCTP programme on 30 July 2019. Michael Makanga, EDCTP Executive Director, encouraged all EDCTP stakeholders – in Europe, Africa and elsewhere – to take this early opportunity to make their voices heard and give feedback on this initiative which will be developed into the successor programme to EDCTP2. The Road map for the ‘EU-Africa Global Health Partnership (Horizon Europe programme)’ is open to feedback until 27 August 2019. Feedback can be given here and will be taken into account for further development and fine-tuning of the initiative. The Commission will summarize the input received in a report explaining how the input will be taken on board and, if applicable, why certain suggestions can’t be taken up. Feedback received will be published on the European Commission website and therefore must adhere to the feedback rules.      

30 Jul 2019
Workshop on EU funding opportunities in Cairo, Egypt

On 17 and 18 July 2019, Dr. Claudia Schacht and Malte Streitz held a two day workshop on EU funding opportunities in Cairo, Egypt. Organized by KnowledgeE, the training was attended by representatives from different universities and provided an overview of Horizon 2020 and relevant partnerships in the Health Sciences field, with a specific focus on areas of particular relevance to scientists from Egypt.

Following a thorough introduction to the programme as well as its eligibility and financial rules, course participants learned how to navigate through the plethora of funding opportunities and how to lay the groundwork for their H2020 participation. In a step-by-step approach they were guided through the entire proposal process, starting with the basics of project planning, work allocation and time planning all the way to writing a competitive proposal.

28 Jun 2019
Half-way through- where are we going?

On June 18th, 2019 the IMPRINT Network Steering Committee and Management Board came together at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, in London, UK, to hold their second annual meeting.

IMPRINT network brings together scientists, researchers and other passionate professionals focusing on widespread implementation of maternal and neonatal immunization programmes, funded by the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

The meeting commenced with a presentation delivered by the LINQ management team updating the steering group on the current project status and the two new open IMPRINT calls. These consist of a third round of Pump Priming grants and a first round of Public Engagement grants, with the latter aiming to fund new, innovative and creative projects that improve the public’s awareness and understanding of maternal vaccination.

The Network Director Prof. Beate Kampmann and Co-Director Dr. Chrissie Jones elaborated on the upcoming Industry Placement, which is a 6-month placement between The Vaccine Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Pfizer, and an outstanding opportunity for applicants with a keen interest in Vaccinology. This was followed by an update on the sister network developments and an IMPRINT SWOT analysis with an open feedback round to critically review the networks halfway point and to strategize its long-term success.

The meeting continued with presentations by the challenge leaders showcasing the progress and results of their respective projects, and the group jointly discussed research outcomes, difficulties and opportunities.

The short yet highly effective one day meeting came to an end and the steering group is anticipating the upcoming Meeting in Vancouver (INMIS) in September of this year.

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