July 2017: Impact & Engagement continued

Research Bites will continue the theme of Impact and Engagement throughout July. Thank you to the fantastic presenters that we’ve had so far, and to everyone who has attended.

Just turn up, no need to book! Tea/coffee and a cake provided.

June

How to write a good impact case study

Thursday 22nd June, 12pm, Bowland North SR 3. Live stream at 12.00 BST
Hints and tips for writing a high quality impact case study for REF.
Amy Gibbons, Faculty Impact Manager, Faculty of Science & Technology

Writing ‘Pathways to Impact’ statements

Wednesday 28th June, 12pm, Bowland North SR 3. Live stream at 12.00 BST
What they are, why they’re important, and some tips on best practice.
Ross Dachraoui, Impact Development Manager, Research & Enterprise Services

July

School-University Research Engagement

Friday 7th July, 12pm, Bowland North SR 3. Live stream at 12.00 BST
Information about opportunities available for you to engage schools in your research, including Extended Project Qualification Mentoring and Research in a Box.
Jane Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Lancaster Environment Centre & Catherine Baxendale, Research Project Administrator, UK Student Recruitment & Outreach

Measuring academic impact using citations and bibliometrics

Wednesday 12th July, 12pm, Bowland North SR 19. Live stream at 12.00 BST
Learn how citations and bibliometrics can be used to indicate academic impact.
Tanya Williamson, Academic Liaison Librarian, Library

Proactive partnerships for impact

Thursday 27th July, 12pm, Bowland North SR 3. Live stream at 12.00 BST
Co-designing productive impact driven research.
Nick King, Business Development Manager & Colin McLaughlin, Technology Transfer Manager, School of Computing & Communications

Using SciVal to measure academic impact, citations and collaborations

Monday 31st July, 12pm, Bowland North SR 1. Live stream at 12.00 BST
Learn about using SciVal to measure academic impact for yourself, your team, or your discipline and how it can be used to strengthen grant applications and identify potential collaborators with impact in mind.
Masud Khokhar, Head of Digital Innovation, Library

Research funding and finance in December

Research Professional for finding funding opportunities
Wednesday 2nd December, 12.00, Bowland North SR1
An overview of Research Professional and how to use the database to find funding opportunities.
Andrew Wilkinson, Research Support Officer, Research Services.

Managing EU Projects in Horizon 2020
Tuesday 8th December, 12.00, Bowland North SR19
Insights on how to manage EU budgets, including Horizon 2020 projects.
Mary English, Project Manager, Engineering.

Completing EU Timesheets
Thursday 10th December, 12.00 Bowland North SR1
Why are timesheets needed? Are there any specific guidelines I need to follow?
Yes! Learn how to get it right the first time.
Alan Smith, Research Support Assistant, Research Services

Costs to consider in your proposal
Friday 11th December, 12.00 Bowland North SR19
Look at the cost of the resources required to carry out your research project in line with research funder guidelines, and to what extent these costs are covered by research funders.
Claire O’Donnell, Research Support Officer, Research Services.

How to write a good Justification of Resources
Tuesday 15th December, 12.00, Bowland North SR19
An explanation of how the Justification of Resources should be written so reviewers can assess whether the resources requested are appropriate for the research posed.
Diane Brackley, Research Support Officer, Research Services.

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Research funding and resources in May

Research Bites in May is all about Research funding and resources. Our colleagues from, the Research and Contracts Support Offices, and out in the departments will be sharing their advice and expertise. 

Research Professional – how to find research funding opportunities
Friday 8th May, 12.00. LICA A05
An overview of Research Professional and how to use the database to find funding opportunities.
Andrew Wilkinson, Research Support Officer, Research & Contracts Support Office.

***Rescheduled***

Research finances – costs to consider in your proposal
Friday 15th May, 12.00. LICA A05
Look at the cost of the resources required to carry out your research project in line with research funder guidelines, and to what extent these costs are covered by research funders. Includes staff, non-staff costs, indirect and estates costs.
Claire O’Donnell, Research Support Officer, Research & Contracts Support Office.

Managing EU budgets – including Horizon 2020
Thursday 21st May, 12.00. LICA A05
Insights on how to manage EU budgets, including Horizon 2020 projects.
Mary English, Project Manager, Engineering.

Research finances – costs to consider in your proposal
Thursday 22nd May, 12.00. LICA A05
Look at the cost of the resources required to carry out your research project in line with research funder guidelines, and to what extent these costs are covered by research funders. Includes staff, non-staff costs, indirect and estates costs.
Claire O’Donnell, Research Support Officer, Research & Contracts Support Office.

Completing timesheets for EU projects
Wednesday 27th May, 12.00. LICA A05
Why are timesheets needed? Who’s required to keep them? Are there any specific guidelines I need to follow? Yes! Timesheets are a requirement in EU funding. They are used to calculate all staff costs. Common errors directly impact your budget. Learn how to get it right the first time.
Georgina Ramsden, Project Administrator, Physics/Mathematics & Statistics.

How to write a good justification of resources for a research application
Friday 29th May, 12.00. LICA A05
To help explain how the Justification of Resources should be written so reviewers can assess whether the resources requested are appropriate for the research posed.
Diane Brackley, Research Support Officer, Research & Contracts Support Office.