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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.


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


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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01 Aug 2017
LINQ Management partners with TBnet

LINQ Management is supporting the Tuberculosis Network Clinical Trials group (TBnet) in the coordination of a project funded by the German Ministry of Health (BMG), aiming to strengthen the cooperation between Germany and Armenia in the fight against tuberculosis.

The project comprises several activities including:

  • A four-day TBnet Academy, which was held in Yerevan in mid May 2017 and provided students and young university graduates from Armenia and other Eastern European countries with the unique opportunity to benefit from the expertise of international TBNET trainers and coaches.
  • Four-week observerships by young physicians and scientists from Armenia, who will stay at German host institutions in Bochum, Borstel, Freiburg, Gauting/München and Homburg where they will work with experienced TBNET mentors, gaining in-depth insights into patient management, lab diagnostics and clinical research in Germany.
  • A joint Symposium on MDR-TB in Europe hosted by the TBNET at the Research Center Borstel on 20th October 2017, bringing together young Armenian doctors and scientists, their German hosts from various Research Institutes and hospitals as well as TB experts from Armenia and around Europe.

More information about the project, the Armenian guests who will visit their German counterparts, and the MDR-Symposium can be found here on the TBnet website.

The LINQ team is looking forward to working with TBNET partners and the group of Armenian guests to implement this exciting initiative and bring together experts to foster bilateral cooperation in the field of tuberculosis research.

01 Aug 2017
A warm welcome to our new colleague!

We’re excited to welcome Dr. Tanja Jung-Sendzik who will join the LINQ team as a project manager as of August 1 2017.

After acquiring her PhD in Molecular Biology in 2006, Tanja spent her PostDoc time at Harvard University before moving on to the industry in Germany and Luxemburg. In addition to marketing and scientific management, she regularly held technical trainings in diagnostics of infectious diseases in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Tanja is an ISO certified quality manager and currently completing her MSc in Public Health.

Throughout her professional career Tanja has focused on strengthening international networks and is now looking forward to new challenges with LINQ.

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LINQ management GmbH
Friedbergstr. 35
14057 Berlin


Phone: +49 (0)30 6500 8660
Mobile: +49 (0)175 927 1631