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Facilitating a Centre/Departmental Research Strategy

Date & Time:

18th June 2019
14:00 - 14:30


Meeting Room 1a

Please note: this session is a PechaKucha and is booked with ‘Ups and Downs of Research Support’ as a block. 

Academic research departments are staffed by Principal Investigators who have a primary responsibility to their own research goals and to those in their research groups. Consequently, divisions (perceived or otherwise), silos, or isolation within a department can be a barrier to collaborative working within a discipline, and to interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research.

Research support staff can play a vital “non-political” role in bringing researchers together to develop a cohesive vision and short- and long-term comprehensive strategic plans which benefit researchers at all career stages, communicate research aims to potential collaborators, and fit with institutional strategy.

This is an example of breaking down barriers, illustrating the advantages of collaborative planning and making the most of the critical mass of research to benefit individuals and our Research Centre as a whole.


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Presented by:

Catriona Anderson - University of Edinburgh


Theme: Policy & strategy
Level: Open to all
Date: 18th June 2019
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Room: Meeting Room 1a