“Finances are a vital part of our research projects and this is especially clear when it comes to Matís’ international projects, which are constantly expanding.”, says Gudlaug Th. Marinosdottir, Office Manager at Matís.
This is an element that depends heavily on those who finance and fund our projects, our partners in those projects and the staff at Matís that directs them. Of course our scientists follow the financial
elements of these projects but it could be said that our job is to ensure that they can devote themselves first and foremost to their specialty and their scientific work,” says Gudlaug. She says that a good project finance system is one of the keys to generating trust among our associates and backers, “and our experience is that we are increasingly given financial oversight of projects.
It varies by the nature and size of the project how they are handled financially but in many large projects the financial oversight is entirely in our hands. This means that we follow projects from start to finish, ensure that the payments make it to us so we can pay our associates as the agreements demand and thus ensure the projects proceed efficiently,” says Gudlaug and names Amylomics, EcoFishMan, NordChar and SAFE Consortium as examples of large, important international projects that their staff oversees.