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Research Active Staff – We Need Your Feedback!

From Monday 13 March until Wednesday 31 May, Northumbria is participating in two national surveys of researchers, the Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and the Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS). Those to which the surveys are applicable should have received an email from Professor George Marston. These surveys gather important, anonymous data…

Next week on the Academic Development and Research Training Programme

Developing research impact in funding bids Many funders, including the UK Research Councils and European Commission, ask applicants to address the likely impact of their research as part of the application for funding. This session will help participants think through the contribution that their research might make to the society or the economy and how…

Northumbria participates in national surveys of researchers

From Monday 13 March until Wednesday 31 May, Northumbria is participating in two biennial national surveys of researchers, the Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and the Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS). These surveys gather important, anonymous data about working conditions, career aspirations and career development opportunities for research staff and research leaders…

Coming soon – New Online Research Ethics and Governance Approval System

Ethical approval must be obtained for all research projects prior to the commencement of the research. The new online ethics system enables staff and students to submit their project for ethics approval at any time, from any  campus, as well as track their application through the process. Come along and see a demonstration of the…

Next week on the Professional Development and Research Training Programme

Write Club Monday 6th March 2017, 0930-1200 Write Club is an opportunity for PGRs to meet up with other PGRs on a regular basis and write. Whether you’re writing a thesis chapter, research paper, or a funding application…Write Club provides a supportive place that’s free from distraction to release those words that have been struggling to…

David Young

Innovate UK has posted an update on its blog about the forthcoming Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, which is part of the government’s commitment to invest £4.7bn extra in science and innovation over this parliament. Recent engagement workshops have produced a list of 8 focus areas and these are now being refined into more detailed challenge questions. Expect to see further updates in April, when the funding programme will begin.

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Diary Date: Library – Researcher Development Programme 6th-17th March 2017

The University Library are running the Researcher Development Programme from 6-16 March. This programme of workshops has been designed to support the development of knowledge, core competencies and transferable skills identified in Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework (RDF) www.vitae.ac.uk/rdf as the key elements of a successful researcher. The workshops include: Keeping up to date with new…