Posters


2016

Supporting Academics in the Pre-Application Stage of their Funding Application

Support for academics by the Research Office begins prior to the application stage of a bid submission. UCLan’s Funding, Development and Support (FDS) team have developed a number of interventions to support academics at this stage. Our interpretation of the pre-application stage includes identifying: relevant funding opportunities; internal collaborators; internal expertise/professional affiliations and additional ‘Know-How’.

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2016

The long apprenticeship – academic careers and the impact of career breaks

We are undertaking a survey from November 2015 until January 2016 to gather researcher perspectives on career breaks and their perceived and real impact. The survey is being designed by specialists and will be run by jobs.ac.uk. Previous surveys by jobs.ac.uk have received over 3000 responses and we expect this one to surpass this response

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2016

Public engagement evaluation: Can you see the wood for the trees?

The poster demonstrates how the evaluation of public engagement events can be considered as a process and is represented by a tree. The tree roots represent the aims and objectives of the event, what the evaluation seeks to find out and the kind of evaluation being undertaken. Evaluation planning is represented by the tree trunk

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2016

Too many fish in the sea?

The poster will seek to highlight and stimulate debate on the challenges and issues faced by a large inter-institutional and multi-disciplinary research institute in recording output data whilst adhering to individual funder, Open Access and institutional requirements.  Whist there is much work across the academic community to address interoperability between output management systems, a comprehensive

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2016

Implementing a university-wide online ethics approval system

Cranfield University has implemented a new system for managing research ethics approval for all the research projects that it undertakes. Prior to adopting the new system, the University had three separate ethics review processes. It recognised that a unified system would support consistency in the approach to ethics and would align with the University’s recent

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2016

Setting up a new University Research Support Service – Challenges and Opportunities

The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) at Cranfield University was newly established in 2014 as a key outcome of the University’s recent reorganisation. Within this, a new pan-University Research Support Service was implemented at the start of 2015. Previous research support services at the University were largely on an ad-hoc and disparate basis, and it

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2016

The Diva, OSR and CPI

The current economic crisis threatens the scientific funding budget and with it, the pace of scientific discovery. Rather than implementing reactive cost reduction strategies, it is time for research institutions to adopt long term, sustainable approaches to cost control. Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) can have a dramatic effect on productivity, cost and quality within the

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2016

Mind the gap: driving gender inclusivity in Oxford bioscience grant applications

Women are awarded, on average (2011-14), 18.2% of BBSRC research grants. In contrast, BBSRC reports that in 2014 women won 42% of fellowship awards. Despite promising early careers, fewer women than men progress to senior levels, and those that do are less successful in grant applications. In 2015 BBSRC conducted focus groups at 7 of

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2016

Making an impact with videos

Explaining research ideas clearly and engagingly to important audiences can be challenging. This poster explains why and how we produced a series of research impact videos to make our research more accessible. The poster will describe the challenges faced (from finances to fear of the camera), how they were overcome and some key ways in