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Research Development

The Research Toolkit is your gateway to all matters research and impact related.

The Researcher Development team provide a wide range of information, training and guidance:

• Postgraduate Research students may wish to look at the dedicated training programme  provided to them
• Early Career Researchers may wish to look at Early Career Researcher Training and Development 
• You may also find Vitae of interest. Vitae is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of researchers.

Research and Innovation Essentials Series – Academic Training

The Research and Innovation Essentials Series was created to distil essential information that researchers need to know about the research grant lifecycle, from application to grant management, including what support researchers can draw upon to get the best possible outcome. The Series was created to meet the requirements of various career stages and offers an opportunity to meet members of Professional Services and Academics that specialise in specific areas of the research lifecycle to discuss how they can support you.

If you are a member of professional services in IIB, the essentials programme available to you can be found on the IIB essentials webpage.

Below is a list of the Research and Innovation Essentials series courses:

This session are delivered online - joining instructions together with link will be circulated beforehand.

Introduction to Research Services and Innovation Impact & Business (IIB) - to register click here.

The aim of this information session is to supply the academic community with the understanding of support that's available across Research Services and Impact, Innovation and Business.  You will leave the session with the understanding of the current structure, ways of working and the resources available that will lead to a successful grant application.

These sessions are delivered online - joining instructions together with link will be circulated beforehand.

This course gives an overview of the support provided by Research Services, as well as key financial aspects throughout the grant lifecycle. There is a walk though of the different stages, including costing and how to navigate the application process in your College, as well as what happens upon award through notification, set-up and management, ending in reporting.

Dates of Course:

- New dates coming soon

These sessions are delivered online - joining instructions together with link will be circulated beforehand.

Open Research - Publications, data and beyond - to register click here.

This course will be delivered ONLINE and a joining link will be sent to you beforehand. Open research comprises openness throughout the research cycle, through collaborative working and sharing, and making research methodology, software, code, and equipment freely available online, along with instructions for using it. Open research includes making publications freely available online (open access), in addition to the underlying research data (open data). Open access to research publications and research data makes them more visible. This can lead to greater impact, higher citations, and can stimulate new research opportunities and collaborations. Good practice in research data management is an integral part of research excellence. This session will provide an overview of Open Research, including what it is, its benefits, and why it is relevant. You will learn how to make your research publications open access and how to preserve and share your research data, as well as understanding the requirements of the University, research funders, and publishers.

This session is delivered online - joining instructions together with link will be circulated beforehand.

'What Makes for High Quality Public Engagement with Research?' to register click here.

This online workshop explores the key elements that make for impactful engagement with the public.

These sessions are delivered online - joining instructions together with link will be circulated beforehand.

An introduction to Impact: understanding, funding, evaluating and communicating impact - to register click here.

This training session will give you an overview of some of the key definitions, concepts, tools and approaches relating to impact. It will also give you an overview of where you might turn to for information about opportunities to fund your impact and where you can get support in these endeavours. 

These sessions are delivered online - joining instructions together with link will be circulated beforehand.

Intellectual Properties and Commercialisation - to register click here.

This workshop will provide an overview of the main types of intellectual property, how to secure and protect IP, the typical routes to commercialisation of University IP and introduce some tools you can use to help evaluate the commercial potential of your ideas.

These sessions are delivered online - joining instructions together with link will be circulated beforehand.

Consultancy and Contract Research - to register click here.

Working with external partners such as companies and government bodies can be a great way to improve the impact of your work, obtain funding, develop new research material and build links.

This session will cover 2 mechanisms for working with external organisations; Contract Research and Consultancy.

Come along to hear about how to get involved in this kind of work, the support available and some case studies of successful projects.

These sessions are delivered online - joining instructions together with link will be circulated beforehand.

Connecting with External Partners and Creating Opportunities - click here.

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:-

- Understand the range of services you can access at the University to support knowledge exchange, collaborative research proposals and business partnerships.

- Make an initial assessment of which services are right for your research and career plans.

- Know who the right person is to help you take ideas forward and where to locate resources.

 

These sessions are delivered online - joining instructions together with link will be circulated beforehand.

EU Funding Opportunities from the Horizon Europe Programme - to register - click here.

This session will provide an overview of the current EU Horizon Europe programme, which is the EU's framework programme for the provision of research grant funding and will highlight areas of the programme available to UK-based researchers.

These sessions are delivered online - joining instructions together with link will be circulated beforehand.

Accessing Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Industrial Studentship Opportunities - to register - click here.

Engaging external partners, such as companies and government bodies, with recent graduates can be a great way to improve the impact of your work, obtain funding, develop new research material and build links.

This session will cover two mechanisms for working with external organisations; Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Industrial Studentships.

Come along to hear about how to get involved in this kind of work, the support available and some case studies of successful projects.