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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.

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.


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, IMI or the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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


27 Feb 2018
IMPRINT receives additional funding from The Industry Strategy Challenge Fund

Wonderful news: Ten months into the lifetime of our project, at a point where the first contracts for IMPRINT pump priming projects are being signed and the first round of IMPRINT fellowships has been awarded, the network is receiving an additional £599,920 by The Industrial Challenge Strategy Fund (ICSF). The ICSF aims to bring together the UK’s world-leading research with business to meet the major industrial and societal challenges of our time, including leading-edge healthcare.

This supplement funding will allow us to implement additional and diverse pump-priming activities and to strengthen collaborations between industry and academic researchers. In addition to a larger number of exciting research projects that can be funded, special industry-academia-sessions at the annual network meetings are planned to spark and strengthen cross-sectoral collaboration.

Newly introduced outreach activities will include the production of educational materials to help explain the concept of maternal immunization to lay audiences, calls for IMPRINT Public Engagement Awards, and transferable skills training for members of our growing network at different levels.

Related calls will appear on the project website soon!

05 Dec 2017
Joint stand of all five vaccine networks at the British Society for Immunology Congress 2017 in Brighton

The network managers of IMPRINT and its sister Networks VALIDATE Network (Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens), IntVetVac (the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network), HIC-Vac (The Human Challenge Model Network) and BactiVac (the Bacterial Vaccines Network) joined forces during the British Society for Immunology (BSI) meeting in Brighton, UK, from 4-7 December 2017 to promote the networks as well as current pump priming and fellowship calls.

The team of managers was supported by BSI President Peter Openshaw and MRC Programme Manager Martin Broadstock in their aim of spreading the word and raising awareness of the networks and their activities.

The BSI Congress is the largest national immunology Congress in Europe and was attended by over 1,250 speakers, presenters, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates – of which many were happy to join our networks as new members.

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23 Oct 2017
International Symposium concluding the TBnet Armenia project

On Friday, 20 October 2017, the Tuberculosis Network Clinical Trials group TBnet and Research Center Borstel hosted an international Symposium on MDR-TB in Europe, concluding a project aimed at strengthening the cooperation between Armenia and Germany in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB).

LINQ management prepared and organized the event, which brought together 50 TB experts from all over Europe, including a representative from the Armenian Ministry of Health and eight physicians and scientists from Armenia, who had spent four-week observerships at several institutions and medical clinics in Germany.

The Symposium featured talks describing the work of TBnet and the Doctors Without Borders Programme in Armenia as well as presentations by TB experts on specific topics, such as the level of drug-resistance in M/XDR-TB in Europe, the impact of molecular drug resistance testing on M/XDR-TB control in Europe, new drugs for treatment and HIV coinfection in M/XDR-TB in Europe.

In addition, all Armenian participants of the observership programme presented the highlights of their stay in Germany, describing the benefits of the experience as well as important lessons learnt and how they intend to translate the newly acquired knowledge into their work in their home country. It became apparent that the observership programme, which was officially concluded with the Symposium in Borstel, had been a very fruitful initiative, which will lead not only to valuable input for future work in the fight against TB but also to strengthened ties between German and Armenian TB experts.

The overall project, comprising a four-day TBnet Academy held in Yerevan earlier this year, the four-week observerships and the Symposium on MDR-TB in Europe were funded by the German Ministry of Health (BMG). In addition to the organization of the Symposium, LINQ were also supporting the implementation of the observership programme.

Due to the success of this project, all partners involved agreed that they are now determined to sustain and expand the bilateral cooperation between German and Armenian TB experts, potentially leading to new projects in the future.

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05 Oct 2017
LINQ leading through EIT Health Annual Symposium

On 4-5 October 2017, Dr. Claudia Schacht from LINQ management GmbH moderated the 2nd Annual Symposium of EIT Health Germany which was hosted by AbbVie Germany in Ludwigshafen (day 1) and Roche Diagnostics GmbH in Mannheim (day 2). This symposium brought together EU officials, representatives of business and academia, and start-ups from the healthcare sector under the focus of “data, digital health and connectivity”:

  • Speakers from AbbVie, University of Cologne, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and Roche presented project examples highlighting how digital innovations could create value for patients and healthcare systems.
  • Interactive break-out sessions on data analytics (led by Prof. Wolfgang Petrich, Roche Diabetes Care GmbH), data privacy (Dr. Ioannis Tarnanas, ETH Zürich) and harmonized ethical requirements (Dr. Claudia Schacht, LINQ management) provided room to discuss challenges and opportunities of “Real World Data in Healthcare”.
  • Keynote speeches held by Manuel Irun Molina, KIC Officer of EIT Health from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and by Horst Krämer, Programme Officer of DG CONNECT from the European Commission, explained the EIT’s perspective on connectivity and gave an insight into current EU developments in the field, such as the new EU General Data Protection Regulation and the Public Consultation on Health and Care in the Digital Single Market.
  • 18 start-ups pitched their innovative healthcare solutions and had the opportunity to further discuss their business ideas with other participants during matchmaking sessions, giving the second day a high degree of entrepreneurial spirit.

Altogether, the event showed the potential of EIT Health to “connect the dots” by bringing the right organizations together and support them in developing new healthcare solutions.

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10 Sep 2017
IMPRINT kick-off meeting in Brussels

On Sept 10 2017 the Steering Committee and Management Board of the new IMPRINT network came together in Brussels, Belgium, to hold their project kick-off meeting and an IMPRINT stakeholder session in conjunction with the 4th International Neonatal & Maternal Immunization Symposium (INMIS).

The IMPRINT network, led by Prof Beate Kampmann from Imperial College London and Dr Chrissie Jones from the University Hospital Southampton, was selected for funding as one of nine UK Vaccine Networks supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), which is co-funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

IMPRINT brings together stakeholders from basic science, immunology, vaccinology, social sciences, industry, public health and national and international policy makers, and will receive £1.931.436 of funding over three years to advance our understanding of fundamental scientific questions about vaccination in pregnancy and the neonatal period, and to identify the best methods for assessing the efficacy, safety and acceptability of such vaccines.

Through a bundle of support activities such as network events, an attractive IMPRINT fellowship scheme and the awarding of pump-priming grants, IMPRINT aims to create a strong, sustainable network of scientists and other stakeholders in the field of maternal and neonatal immunization, with a particular focus on collaboration with partners from Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC).

LINQ is proud to be involved in this important initiative and is looking forward to see the network grow in the years to come.

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Phone: +49 (0)30 6500 8660
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