All RBS Training and Development Opportunities for Researchers in One Place!

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You can now access all of the training and development opportunities for research staff in one place:

Researcher Development for Staff

The Training Programme for 2016/17 is available, describing all of the sessions and courses run by Research and Business Services mapped onto the Vitae Researcher Development Framework.

Our Training Calendar is also available where you can see at a glance all of the dates for sessions and book to attend quickly and conveniently.

Coming up in the next couple of weeks we have:

  • Staff Doctorates Forum: an opportunity to look at the issues that face staff undertaking a doctorate. From time management to expectation management. (Tuesday 11th October, 9-11am, Coach Lane).
  • Faculty Ethics Training (HLS): covers not only the process of ethical approval at Northumbria for research projects, but is grounded in the principle of informed consent. (Tuesday 18th October, 2-4pm, Coach Lane).
  • Understanding Open Access: This session will present the open access requirements that academics need to comply with as well as the support available at Northumbria to ensure OA compliance. (Wednesday 19th October, 12-1pm, City Campus).

Project Monitoring for Principal Investigators at Northumbria

Research and Business Services has recently made a number of improvements to the pre- and post-award support available to colleagues in the University. One significant feature introduced in the last month is the online Project Monitoring Reports which allow Principal Investigators to keep track of spend to date and funds remaining on all externally funded projects. Reports are available via the Post-Award section of the RBS website and require a Northumbria username and password.

Once logged in you can choose to view reports using either the University or RCUK financial models. Simply choose a School, a PI name and then select the project number and title you would like to view using the drop-down menus.

The report shows a straightforward breakdown of planned spend, spend to date and any committed expenditure so PIs can see at a glance how much money is left under any particular budget heading.You can also drill down to view additional details for different categories of travel expenditure, for example.

If you have any questions about the Project Monitoring Reports, please direct them to Wendy Anderson in the RBS Post-Award team.


Welcome to the Northumbria Research Support Blog

Welcome to the new blog from the Research Support team at Northumbria University. We are part of the Research & Business Services department and we provide research funding support, advice, and guidance across the University.

On this blog, we’ll be writing about research funding news, opportunities, events, hints, tips, and policy analysis. Our aim is to help you stay on top of the research funding game and to provide you with the information you need to prepare and submit high quality applications. You can stay up to date by subscribing to the RSS feed via feed reader or email.

There’s not much to see here at the moment, but this will become one of the main routes of communication and dissemination for the Research Support team in RBS and we’ll be updating regularly. In the meantime, why not have a look at our bookmarks on Delicious or some of the other useful blogs and sites linked in the sidebar on the right hand side?

We’d love to know what you think about the blog and the support offered by Research & Business Services more generally. Please drop us a line or pop in for a chat – our details are on the Contact page.