The Programme is divided into themes, according to the ARMA Professional Development Framework which is aimed at three levels – operational / administration, management and leadership.

Please find the preliminary programme for the 2017 Annual Conference below.  Please note that this is subject to change as details are still being finalised.  Should you have any questions regarding the programme, please email conference@arma.ac.uk.


Programme 2017

5th Jun 2017

18:45
5th Jun 2017
Room: Hall 2A

Opening Reception

Join us from 6.45pm on Monday 5th June for the Opening Reception at the ARMA Annual Conference 2017. Held in Hall 2A of the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool, the reception offers the opportunity to meet with our exhibitors and network with colleagues from across the industry. We have a host of prizes on offer,

6th Jun 2017

11:30
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Implementing an End-to-End Research Management System

Edinburgh Napier University worked in partnership with Worktribe to develop and implement an end-to-end research management system supporting the full research cycle. We are the first University to implement the full system provided by Worktribe. This session will discuss the motivation for taking this approach, present the benefits we have realised and the challenges on

Theme: Management Information
Level: Management
Speakers:Prof Jessie Kennedy, Jon Hackney, Dr Lindsay Ramage
Time: 11:30
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

11:30
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Research in Developing Countries: challenges and opportunities

In 2013 the UK became the only G20 country to achieve the UN target of spending 0.7% of Gross National Income as Official Development Assistance (ODA). More and more ODA funding is being made available to HEIs, particularly via the Global Challenges Research Fund, to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing

Theme: Policy and Governance
Level: Management
Speakers:Arwen Bate, Dr William Mitchell, Ms Martina Savio
Time: 11:30
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

11:30
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Research Contracts: An Introduction to the New Brunswick Agreements

The session aims to offer an introduction to the new suite of Brunswick templates launched at the end of 2016.  The agreements provide an update to existing templates, including the Brunswick Agreements and the Scottish University Agreements.  The objective in producing these templates is to improve efficiency and reduce negotiation in low risk inter-HEI collaborative

Theme: Project Lifetime
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Sapna Marwaha
Time: 11:30
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

11:30
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

It’s good to talk

Research support staff often cite ‘internal communications’ as the single biggest issue in effectively motivating researchers to embrace emerging opportunities. As a community, we frequently focus on how to communicate externally, but spend less time improving channels with, and for, our own staff. At the University of Aberdeen, we are working with data from our

Theme: Service Organisation and Delivery
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Dr Jenifer Scott, Dr Kenneth Skeldon, Dr Gillian Auld
Time: 11:30
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

11:30
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Doctoral Training Partnerships; or, How to Play with Others

In order to receive Postgraduate scholarships the Research Councils are increasingly forcing Universities to work together in Consortia which are sometimes made up many partners, or institutions that cover a large geographic area. Institutions that receive funding from multiple Councils may be in differently constituted Consortia for each of those and small or single subject

Theme: Postgraduate Researchers
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Eva Broer, Jemma Julian
Time: 11:30
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

11:30
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

All change please. Starting a new pre-award role with new academics/research groups

Whether through being entirely new to the profession, through moving institutions, or through internal restructures, research development, impact, and other research support staff will often face starting (or starting again) from scratch supporting new groups of academics. Even for experienced research development staff, this can be a shock to the system. Often we start (again)

Theme: Research Management & Administration Development
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Adam Golberg, Alisha Peart, Emma Bowen, Rommany Jenkins
Time: 11:30
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

11:30
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Measuring the Impact of Art – an analysis of art impact case studies from the REF2014

Like every other research discipline, art needs to find effective ways of assessing its impact. This presentation will examine how the reach and significance of the impact of fine arts research can be measured. How can changes in what and how people think and feel be measured?  How does the assessment process account for the

Theme: Translation
Level: Management
Speakers:Lesley Brook
Time: 11:30
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

11:30
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Scholarly Publishing for Professionals

Research Managers are increasingly engaged in research activity related to their profession.  This may be through accredited training, masters and PhD level programmes, as well on the job research.  This session will explore scholarly writing for new writers in terms of thinking about why to do it, what might be the barriers, and how to

Theme: Personal Development
Level: Management
Speakers:Alicen Nickson, Dr Ian Carter
Time: 11:30
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

11:30
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

SIG Session: Revisiting Research Development in a Dynamic Funding Landscape

The practice of research development and its role within institutions across the community is varied and dynamic in its nature, with varying perspectives on exactly what these roles are in place to help facilitate with localised, contextual specific support. There is a need as a SIG to better understand how the concept and practise of

Theme: Developing Proposals
Theme: SIG
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Lorna Wilson, Dr Aygen Kurt-Dickson
Time: 11:30
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Leadership techniques for managers — dealing with confrontation

Many of us dread confrontation and go to extreme lengths to avoid it. This is because we have past memories of confrontation going ‘wrong’. Some people say too much, are combative or defensive, while others say too little and become passive or over emotional: none of these approaches is helpful. Evidence shows people spend a

Theme: Service Organisation and Delivery
Level: Leadership
Speakers:Dr Charlotte Harden
Time: 14:00
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Challenge-led Research – Challenge or Opportunity?

With the onset of the GCRF agenda, we are seeing somewhat of an evolution of research development roles. We are becoming even more so embedded within the design and conceptualisation of projects, mainly due to the fact these are “challenge-led”, and this is an opportunity for research development managers to have an even greater impact

Theme: Developing Proposals
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Lorna Wilson, Professor Pauline Dixon
Time: 14:00
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

The Good, the Bad and the Delayed: Developing Online Systems to Support Research Ethics

As targets for operational efficiency and centralisation of research support services increases, the demand for streamlined ethics and governance systems to support research process grow in tandem. This session will look at the processes, pitfalls, and positives of developing a University wide online ethical approval system for all research projects (including undergraduate and postgraduate). The

Theme: Management Information
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Laura Hutchinson, Ruth Hattam, Jayne Forster
Time: 14:00
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Weaving the rainbow of engaged research

Working with partners from all facets of society, from industry to communities, can enrich both the research itself and the outcomes and impacts that it leads to.  However, on the ground, many universities approach the support for engagement with different audiences/stakeholders/partners in radically different ways – sometimes with very little connection and entirely disparate terminologies.

Theme: Translation
Level: Management
Speakers:Dr Kate Miller, Dr Lesley Paterson, Dr Andrew Wray, Victoria McGuinness
Time: 14:00
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Towards a vibrant research community

Across the UK, and internationally, Research Offices are increasingly supporting the creation of a vibrant research community. This is particularly true as Universities look to increase and diversify research funding income, within the context of REF and dwindling success rates. This session will draw on the experience of the ‘Research Excellence Team’ in Cranfield University’s

Theme: Service Organisation and Delivery
Level: Management
Speakers:Dr Cecilia Fenech Brincat, Deryn Evans, Dr Andy Lakey
Time: 14:00
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Showcasing the Research Leader’s Impact Toolkit

Research leaders, managers, professional services staff and principal investigators are seeking ways to maximise the impact of academic research. Impact planning is now part of most funding proposals and will feature in REF 2021. However, impact is a complex concept and research leaders and managers need to be ready to advise staff on how to

Theme: Translation
Level: Leadership
Speakers:Dr Elizabeth Morrow, Professor Fiona Ross CBE, Will Wade
Time: 14:00
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Audit and Compliance

The Audit and Compliance SIG is a forum where members are able to highlight, discuss and raise queries and concerns on topics that may interest or benefit colleagues in other institutions and get support if needed. We also seek to share good practice and provide training where possible. This year we will be discussing some

Theme: Project Lifetime
Theme: SIG
Level: Management
Speakers:Charles Shannon
Time: 14:00
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Governance in a changing world – the impact of the HRA on non commercial sponsors

The new Health Research Authority (HRA) has changed the landscape for NHS governance for both commercial and non commercial sponsors. This will be an interactive session sharing experience on the impact of the new HRA processes on universities and other non commercial sponsors. Case studies for both IMP and non IMP studies will be shared

Theme: Policy and Governance
Level: Management
Speakers:Clare Skinner, Ms Louise Brook
Time: 14:00
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Making Sandpits Work for Busy Academics

How can you reap the benefits of running an internal Sandpit when everyone is so busy? This interactive session will show you how to unbundle a Sandpit into a series of micro-events. We will look at how to build a diverse community of researchers; how to run a “lunchtime sized” Sandpit, which lets academics test

Theme: Developing Proposals
Level: Management
Speakers:Andy Burnett, Ehren Milner, Jo Garrad
Time: 14:00
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Taking back control: the Pure approach to institutional reporting and REF management

The need to get the full picture of an institution’s research is greater than ever in an ever more competitive research funding environment. Accurate, detailed and up-to-the-minute reporting is a prerequisite to informed decision-making. Looking forward to the next REF, preparation, organisation and insight will be key to success. This workshop explores how Elsevier’s Current

Theme: Management Information
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Manya Buchan, James Toon
Time: 14:00
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Strategic Research Funding Enquiry with ELFI

As outlined in the ARMA Professional Development Framework the targeting of funding opportunities and dissemination of information to relevant individuals is a vital part of Research Management and Administration. Identifying Funding Sources, and getting the information out there to relevant stakeholders in time so that the particular deadlines can be met, is a difficult task

Theme: Developing Proposals
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Dr Heiko Stullich
Time: 15:45
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Catalyzing development in innovation for postgraduate students & early career researchers

As UK funding for global challenges based research grows, there is increasing opportunity for UK researchers to undertake overseas development focused research. However, as part of this, researchers are expected to deliver innovation with local impact within developing countries. Despite achievements in UK researcher development, particularly with reference to the VITAE Researcher Development Framework (RDF),

Theme: Postgraduate Researchers
Level: Management
Speakers:Alicen Nickson, Tina Ramkalawan
Time: 15:45
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Arts & Humanities Research in the HE landscape: impact from REF, Brexit, and the HE Bill

The HE and research landscapes have dramatically changed in the past year. The HE bill, the Sterne Review, and Brexit will have deep effects in Higher education. Moreover, the political landscape that has facilitated Brexit and the election of Donald Trump could have a severe impact on the HE sector. What are the implication of

Theme: Policy and Governance
Theme: SIG
Level: Management
Speakers:Dr Anne Galliot
Time: 15:45
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Use of research analytics to inform strategic decision making in Schools and Institutes

Research analytics can be defined as any indicator of research activity or performance; commonly used data sources include HESA, University research management systems, REF2014, and bibliometric databases and performance assessment tools. The true power of research analytics is realised when data is brought together from multiple sources to answer important questions around research activity and

Theme: Information Management and Related Functions
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Dr Kirsty Collinge, Alice Gee
Time: 15:45
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Heart Vs Head: CRIS management across a Library and Research Office

This session will outline the management of the University of St Andrews CRIS system, which is shared between the University Library and the Research Policy office.  It will cover the benefits and potential pitfalls of a dual management approach including the expanision of publication validation expertise in time for REF and the challenges of bringing

Theme: Management Information
Level: Management
Speakers:Jennifer White, Anna Clements
Time: 15:45
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Overview of Developments in RCUK Funding Assurance

This session will provide an update on developments on RCUK Funding Assurance following changes made to the overall approach and strategy in 2016.

Theme: Project Lifetime
Level: Leadership
Speakers:Gareth MacDonald
Time: 15:45
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

A project life-cycle approach; designing and delivering a research and enterprise service

In response to changes made across a number of UEA’s administrative services back in 2010, the decision was made to integrate seven groups into one University wide research and enterprise service providing a one-stop shop. This session is designed to explain that structure, how it works in practice, the benefits and the areas we need

Theme: Service Organisation and Delivery
Level: Management
Speakers:Rachael Mold, Dr Deborah McGuchan
Time: 15:45
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Supporting research funding applications – going that extra mile

Effective research funding support requires a multi-faceted approach and a skill set that includes; financial awareness, the ability to interpret and communicate often complex information, and customer service skills. Drawing on the presenter’s experiences in varied research management roles, this session looks to explore the practical skills and techniques required to provide support that exceeds

Theme: Service Organisation and Delivery
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Mark Cranmer, Chris Dolan
Time: 15:45
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Design, develop and deliver an Impact Leaders Programme

This session is for professional staff looking to build and develop sustainable and meaningful relationships between academics and stakeholders to facilitate co-production of research and maximise impact. The University of Nottingham launched its flagship Impact Leaders Programme (ILP) in September 2015, which brings together academics from across social sciences and links them with businesses and

Theme: Translation
Level: Management
Speakers:Liz Lesquereux
Time: 15:45
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Project Managers and the Practical Ethics of Collaboration

Project managers and administrators have a central, and often undervalued role, to play in ensuring that a project not only runs efficiently but also engages with collaborators ethically. This interactive session will explore the importance of good project management in collaboration and look at some of the ethical challenges collaborations face when dealing with the

Theme: Research Management & Administration Development
Level: Management
Speakers:Katherine Dunleavy
Time: 15:45
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

18:15
6th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

ARMA Awards

The ARMA Awards are back and we invite you to join us for a special evening, celebrating innovation and success in research management and administration. The event will be held at the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool with the drinks reception starting at 6.15pm. The formal dinner will commence at 7.15pm. Don’t miss your opportunity

7th Jun 2017

11:30
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Enter once: reuse many. CRIS/IR interoperability with Researchfish

Research funders and research organisations both require feedback on the progress, productivity and quality of the research they support. This information originates with researchers, but may be captured in a variety of systems including University CRIS/IR and funder systems. In 2014 all 7 national Research Councils (collectively referred to as RCUK) implemented a harmonised approach

Theme: Developing Proposals
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Anna Clements, Gavin Reddick
Time: 11:30
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

11:30
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Can You Measure the Impact of Clinical & Translational Science? Thinking Beyond Citations

Funders and funding agencies are looking for more evidence of societal impact of research. A 2013 article titled, “Citation Analysis May Severely Underestimate the Impact of Clinical Research as Compared to Basic Research” confirmed that there are “…large differences in citation practices between research areas. Low-impact research areas tend to focus on clinical intervention research,

Theme: Management Information
Level: Management
Speakers:Andrea Michalek
Time: 11:30
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

11:30
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Making open access more efficient: a sector-wide approach

The Universities UK Open Access Coordination Group was established in 2014 to monitor and encourage progress in the implementation of the UK’s OA policy, following on from the work of the Finch Group. In 2015 it published its first substantive report on progress, Monitoring the Transition to Open Access , and in 2016 it established

Theme: Policy and Governance
Level: Management
Speakers:Helen Blanchett, Bill Hubbard, Anna Vernon
Time: 11:30
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

11:30
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Executive leadership initiatives

This session will present discussion on 3 executive level initiatives undertaken at different universities to improve research management operations. These initiatives were the outcome of the 9-month international leadership program co-sponsored by the Association of Research Managers and Administrators, the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, and SRA International. The initiatives being discussed include: 1.Enabling a

Theme: Service Organisation and Delivery
Level: Leadership
Speakers:Dr Stephanie Maloney, Dr Ian Carter, Dr Peter Townsend
Time: 11:30
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

11:30
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Developing an impact culture in a complex organisational setting

this session will discuss how to foster an impact culture in an university setting using a work in progress case study.  Fostering an organisational culture which considers impact at every critical point of the teaching/research process requires the combination of both policy structures and individuals as well as the necessary IT infrastructure to support these

Theme: Translation
Level: Leadership
Speakers:Carlos Galan-Diaz
Time: 11:30
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

11:30
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Post Award Special Interest Group Workshop

The Post Award Special Interest Group (SIG) was established in September 2015 and incorporates the previous TRAC and fEC SIG.  This year’s conference workshop will include a research finance update as last year but is expected to provide a wider view of the post award arena encompassing topics such as planning, impact, post award project

Theme: Project Lifetime
Theme: SIG
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Nigel Martin, Elid Morris, Gary Elliott-Cirigottis
Time: 11:30
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

11:30
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Research Analytics Tools for Strategic Management

The global research environment is changing. There is a strong need for integration between data sources, research analytics tools and information management systems that connect different workflows across the research life cycle. As research funding becomes more competitive, institutions are getting more strategic about how they support their research talent, identify potential areas for growth

Theme: Management Information
Speakers:Dr Evangelia A.E.C. Lipitakis
Time: 11:30
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Research Impact: Practice, Policy and Challenges

The Research Impact Special Interest Group is a lively and active group, and has been a popular session at previous conferences. This session will provide an opportunity to meet new colleagues and share good practice between those working in knowledge exchange and impact. We will provide space for and facilitate discussion across a wide range

Theme: SIG
Theme: Translation
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Elizabeth Garcha, Julie Bayley
Time: 14:00
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

How to copy-edit grant applications

In the world of publishing, a whole team of people are employed to make sure interesting and easily understandable messages are conveyed. A core duty of a Research Manager is to review grant applications and to make them as competitive as possible for funding. During this process, much attention is focused on the ‘project’ and

Theme: Developing Proposals
Level: Leadership
Speakers:Dr Charlotte Harden
Time: 14:00
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Joining the dots: Getting more out of our current research information infrastructure

The UK research information management landscape is highly complex. HEIs manage their research information in systems ranging from basic spreadsheets / repositories to integrated commercial CRIS systems, with or without a separate repository. Other stakeholders (government, funders and publishers) employ an equally diverse range. As a result, the UK has a network of ‘information islands’

Theme: Management Information
Level: Management
Speakers:Dr Tamsin Burland, Catherine Grout
Time: 14:00
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Benchmarking Research Performance – design & delivery of external research reviews

All institutions face challenges in supporting the development of the research environment at the their institution. External benchmarking of research performance can play an important role in informing the development of the institutional policies, strategies and investment plans for research. Cambridge has established a programme of strategic research reviews (SRRs) to inform our research planning

Theme: Service Organisation and Delivery
Level: Management
Speakers:Dr Peter Hedges, Dr Rosalyn Gregory, Dr Alicia Greated
Time: 14:00
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

What is the Future for Academic Consortia?

Despite an extensive literature exploring the costs and benefits of Academic-Industry research consortia; and intra/inter-institutional collaboration through block-funded research centres, little attention has been paid to understanding the drivers behind and ongoing performance management of voluntary, formally-constituted, cross-institutional, collaborations within academia.  Yet various such consortia, e.g. Eastern ARC, GW4, N8, U4 now exist.  How do

Theme: Translation
Level: Management
Speakers:Sarah Tetley, Dr Sarah Perkins, Dr Gijs Coucke, Dr Alice Brewer, Dr Helen Turner, Dr Nick Goldspink
Time: 14:00
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Small institutions – managing current awareness

With the research landscape currently undergoing huge changes, keeping abreast of the latest policy and technological developments is a challenge for everyone working in research administration. This is particularly so for those working in small institutions where the ‘research office’ can consist of just one or two people who are expected to cover a wide

Theme: Research Management & Administration Development
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Valerie Lodge
Time: 14:00
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

ARMA Open Access Special Interest Group

This session will provide an update on current development for Research Outputs particularly Open Access, Publications and Research Data.  It will encourage sharing of good practice in delivering these requirements. Attendees will be able to bring specific topics to the meeting.  Current suggestions will be posted to the Open Access Special Interest Group mail list

Theme: Project Lifetime
Theme: SIG
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Valerie McCutcheon
Time: 14:00
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Funders Forum – Expert Panel Session

We are going through an unprecedented time of change with regards to research funding. The onset of the Global Challenges Research Fund and huge increase in Newton Fund investment has initiated a drive to more challenge led research, which presents the community with its own challenges in terms of addressing ODA compliance and delivering research

Theme: Policy and Governance
Theme: SIG
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Lorna Wilson
Time: 14:00
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

14:00
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Overcoming Barriers to Administrative Processes: Securing Buy-In and Engagement

This commissioned session will focus on different approaches to securing academic ‘buy-in’ and engagement with new administrative processes related to the submission of research grant applications. We will present a series of case studies from Queen’s University Belfast and University of York that highlight the various obstacles and barriers to successful implementation and the approaches

Theme: Developing Proposals
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Peter Stephenson, Kirsty Dillingham, Phil Wiles
Time: 14:00
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Doing metrics responsibly: how far have we come and what are the next steps

The Metric Tide report made specific recommendations around the responsible use of quantitative research indicators by institutions, research managers and administrators, funders, data suppliers and academics. In this session a Panel of expert stakeholders will talk about how far we’ve come in terms of the responsible use of metrics, and what our next steps should

Theme: Policy and Governance
Theme: SIG
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Elizabeth Gadd, Dr Ben Johnson, Professor Alan Dix, Dr Nicola Meenan, Chris James, Simon Kerridge
Time: 15:45
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Responding to LEP priorities through research

Local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) are voluntary partnerships between local authorities and businesses set up in 2011 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to help determine local economic priorities and lead economic growth and job creation within the local area.   As catalysts of growth, universities can play a critical role in supporting LEP’s

Theme: Developing Proposals
Level: Management
Speakers:Anthony Khan
Time: 15:45
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Establishing a new Research Office

In an increasingly competitive funding landscape dedicated support for research staff is fundamental to maximise successful outcomes. In 2013 the Babraham Institute recruited two experienced Grants Managers to establish and run a Research Office, providing expert advice and project management throughout proposal development with the aim of increasing the number of applications submitted, improving success

Theme: Service Organisation and Delivery
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Danielle Hoyle
Time: 15:45
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Support beyond the Centre Co-creation in a Portable Research Ecosystem

LSE’s Research Division has trialled new ways of engaging academic and professional services staff (PSS) across the School to reform its structure and move from a reactive to proactive approach to support academics developing (impact from) excellent Research. Research excellence requires collaboration between researchers at all levels of seniority, research managers, and other PSS both

Theme: Service Organisation and Delivery
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Peter Broekema, Alessandra Marino, Rachel Middlemass
Time: 15:45
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Knowledge Exchange in the Creative Economy: The Hidden Story

Knowledge exchange in the Creative Economy is often associated with large funded projects, but there is a ‘hidden story’ of academic and research-student interactions that remains unreported and under-exploited.  In a project funded by the AHRC (‘The Hidden Story’), University Alliance institutions have worked together to shine light on these activities by utilising new big

Theme: Translation
Level: Leadership
Speakers:Richard Brooks, Dr. Faye Taylor, Prof. Alex Williams
Time: 15:45
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Are you sure you’re covered? The challenges of insurance for Research Managers

Abstract: Insurance represents an integral part of risk assessment and business continuity planning for institutions. However, historically it has often been hidden in institutional governance activity rather than being an overt part of Research Management. The introduction of the Insurance Act 2015 changed the regulatory environment to include a ‘duty of fair presentation’ as a

Theme: Project Lifetime
Level: Management
Speakers:Sue Robson, Nick Hobbs, Dr Tracey Henshaw
Time: 15:45
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

To discuss key issues in international Arena (relevant to this SIG)

The purpose of this session is to provide an update on developments in the International Arena, deliberate on and share the best practices on facing the issues relevant to the SIG. This will also be an excellent opportunity to network with your colleagues in other Universities.

Theme: Service Organisation and Delivery
Theme: SIG
Level: Leadership
Speakers:Bikram Singh, Karen Edwards
Time: 15:45
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

15:45
7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA

Maximising Engagement in Horizon 2020 and Future EU R&I Programmes

This session will reflect on lessons-learned during the first half of Horizon 2020 in order to maximise your organisations engagement in the forthcoming calls and some of the novelties that will result from the interim evaluation of the programme. Forward planning towards FP9, the successor programme to Horizon 2020 is already underway, so delegates will

Theme: Policy and Governance
Level: Leadership
Speakers:Christina Miller
Time: 15:45
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: TBA