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Monthly Archives: April 2012

BBSRC Responsive Mode Changes

BBSRC has announced some changes to the way it captures data via Je-S for their Responsive Mode schemes. These changes will affect all applicants currently preparing submissions to these schemes (including Standard Grants, New Investigator Grants, LINK, and Industrial Partnership Awards), for which the next closing date is 24th April 2012. If you are in…

Catapults: From Cell Therapy to Future Cities

The Technology Strategy Board recently announced that the final two Catapult centres will focus on Future Cities and Transport Systems. These centres will join the five already announced in High Value Manufacturing, Cell Therapy, Offshore Renewable Energy, Satellite Applications and the Connected Digital Economy. According to the TSB, the latest two Catapults will “bring business…

Training: “Managing Yourself and Others”

Managing Yourself and Others – Wednesday, 25 April 2012 (9.30-16.30) This short course will examine a number of facets around the notion of getting the best out of yourself and the team of people around you.  You don’t need a badge that says “Line Manager” to benefit from considering how you lead yourself and others.…

REF CoP consultation period ends

Northumbria University’s consultation exercise around its Research Excellence Framework (REF) Code of Practice has come to an end. There was an encouraging degree of interest in the Code, with well over 500 individual visits to the consultation page on the University website.  All suggestions and potential amendments will be reported to the REF Advisory Group…

Research Integrity Consultation – Have your Say!

Universities UK has been working with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Research Councils UK (RCUK), the Wellcome Trust and government departments to develop a concordat to support research integrity. The concordat outlines five important commitments that those engaged in research can make to help ensure that the highest standards of rigour and…

Can Social Media Boost Your Research Career?

Many of us use social media – e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs – on a daily basis, but is it simply a bit of fun, a chance to chat to family and friends, or can it boost your career as a researcher? The Vitae North West Hub are holding a short seminar which aims to…