Tag Archive: study tour

Feb 05

Research Councils in 2013: BBSRC, STFC, Outputs and Audits

Star trails and Star tails by Joe Dsilva CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Following the 2-part series last month summarising our visit to RCUK HQ in Swindon, our Assistant Director of Research, Ruth Hattam, has written the following summary of a few of the parallel sessions which she attended. This provides insights into the work and priorities of BBSRC and STFC, as well as a summary of discussions …

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Jan 25

Research Councils in 2013, Part 2: Je-S, EPSRC and NERC Priorities

Changed Priorities by Barbara Agnew CC BY-NC 2.0

This is part 2 of a 2-part series. Read the first part here. Je-S, the Research Council (RC) joint electronic submission system used for pre- and post-award management was the topic of an open discussion. A number of issues were raised along with suggestions for improvement: Doesn’t allow for ‘soft’ deadlines, to give admin offices …

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Jan 24

Research Councils in 2013, Part 1: Harmonisation, Demand Management and Early Career Researchers

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This is part 1 of a 2-part series. I’ll post the second part tomorrow. Polaris House, Swindon was the location of the latest joint ARMA (Association of Research Managers and Administrators) RCUK “Study Tour” which took place yesterday. We’ve been to these kinds of events before, but this was a little different. All previous Study …

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Jan 27

AHRC Study Tour 2012 – Knowledge Exchange and International Opportunities

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This is part four in a series on the 2012 AHRC Study Tour. Knowledge Exchange Jo Lansdowne – Knowledge Exchange Strategy & Development Manager. AHRC are moving from Knowledge Transfer to Knowledge Exchange, funding ‘collaboration’ between academics & non-academics, recognising that Knowledge Exchange is a 2-way process.  The small dedicated schemes focusing on Knowledge Transfer …

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Jan 27

AHRC Study Tour 2012 – Peer Review and Fellowships

Exam by Alberto G.

This is the third part of a series on the AHRC 2012 Study Tour. Dr Sue Carver gave a short overview and update on the AHRC’s peer review process. A bit of background first: The AHRC Peer Review College (PRC) was established in 2004 with 460 members, and now has over 1,300 across five different groupings: academic, knowledge …

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Jan 24

AHRC Study Tour 2012 – ‘Emerging Themes’ Overview

Carnival Spain Sitges

This is the second part of a series on the AHRC 2012 Study Tour. Adam Walker – Strategy & Development Manager provided a whistle stop tour of the AHRC ‘Emerging Themes’. Although these are still referred to officially as “emerging”, the point was made that by now many of these have “emerged”. The Main Themes are: Science …

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Jan 23

AHRC Study Tour 2012 – Mark Llewellyn on Future Strategic Directions

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This is part 1 of a series on the AHRC 2012 Study Tour: First up was Professor Mark Llewellyn, AHRC’s new Director of Research with a wide-ranging talk covering most of what AHRC currently does as well as future directions for the funder. And when we say “new”, we mean it! It turns out Mark …

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Jan 23

AHRC Study Tour 2012 – Introduction

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Last Friday Sam King and I took the long train down from Newcastle to Swindon to visit the Arts and Humanities Research Council for an ARMA-sponsored “Study Tour” (it took 5 and a half hours to get there – a substantial journey, but not quite the epic 7 and a half hours it took me …

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