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14:00
6th Jun 2017


Room: Room 3A

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 on the quality of such applications. With this comes the need for capacity building in our field, to be able to support such initiatives and provide expert advice with regards to research which tackles development challenges. With this brings questions around expertise, training opportunities, and how to effectively share best practice within the community. Delivered collaboratively the session will feature a presentation from Professor Pauline Dixon, an experienced PI of challenge-led research, presenting her own work and engagement with research development colleagues, best practice from this and how this feeds into the current GCRF agenda. The group will then take part in a facilitated roundtable exercise, exploring issues including building capacity in this area and what role ARMA can play in this, approaches to collaboration building, and how might we work with international partners with regards to knowledge exchange and supporting challenge led research.

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Key Learning Points:

Following the session delegates will;

  • Have a greater understanding of just what truly “challenge-led” research is and how we can best support this.
  • Feel more empowered with regards to their role within challenge-led research proposals and the role they can play in this process.
  • Have increased awareness and knowledge of best practice in this area.

Presented By:

Lorna WilsonNewcastle University
Professor Pauline DixonNewcastle University

Additional Information:

Theme: Developing Proposals
Level: Operational / Administration
Time: 14:00
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: Room 3A

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