Simon is Director of Research Services at the University of Kent and has been a research manager and administrator for over 20 years.  He is chair of CASRAI, the international Consortium Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information, and is the immediate past chair of ARMA.  He was the PI on the original NCURA funded Research Administration as a Profession (RAAAP) project and now leads the follow-on INORMS RAAAP TaskForce.  He has served on a number of national UK committees on topics such as research impact, open access, grant management systems, research development, research assessment and research information management.  Simon holds a doctorate in research management and administration.

Sessions

15:45 - 17:00
18th Jun 2019
Hall 2b

Open Access Escape Room

This interactive workshop will start with a brief introduction of how this table top Open Access Escape Room will work. Then the participants will be divided into groups of around six people. Each group will enter the virtual (table-top) escape room, guided by the presenters. They will need to solve a series of puzzles using

Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Speakers:Sarah Slowe, Dr Simon Kerridge, Katrine Sundsbo
Time: 15:45 - 17:00
Date: 18th Jun 2019
Room: Hall 2b

11:15 - 12:30
18th Jun 2019
Hall 2b

Resilient research information management – stewardship, partnership and advocacy

Researchers and their teams spend nearly half of their time on administration rather than research. Some administrative burden is expected for good management and compliance but duplication & complexity is on the rise in the administrative information being collected from researchers (proposals, CVs, institutional and funder reporting, etc.) – there is a dual problem of

Theme: Policy & strategy
Level: Open to all
Speakers:Jennifer Stergiou, Dr Simon Kerridge, Valerie McCutcheon
Time: 11:15 - 12:30
Date: 18th Jun 2019
Room: Hall 2b

16:30 - 17:00
17th Jun 2019
Meeting Room 2b

RAAAP-2: Research Administration As A Profession – Second Survey – A Discussion

In 2018, INORMS, the International Network of Research Management Societies – currently led by ARMA – created an international TaskForce (INORMS RAAAP) to revisit the 2016 RAAAP survey questionnaire in order the start collecting longitudinal data about our profession. By the time of the conference the RAAAP-2 questionnaire will be available and the survey should

Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Speakers:Dr Simon Kerridge, Patrice Ajai-Ajagbe, Dr Julie Bayley
Time: 16:30 - 17:00
Date: 17th Jun 2019
Room: Meeting Room 2b