October Research IT Club Presentations Available!

resitsm50Thank you to everyone who came along to the latest Research IT Club and especially those who took the opportunity to ask questions! To see presentations on the latest news from the research lifecycle programme (RLP), research IT infrastructure and software engineering and applications support as well as an interesting use for your Android phone, click on the links below.

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The Future of the Research Lifecycle Programme


The Research Lifecycle Programme (RLP) scoping phase is drawing to a conclusion. Over the past six months there has been an intense period of consultation with the research and support community staff through workshops, one to one interviews, deep dives, and a Thought Exchange survey. The Thought Exchange provided us with a comprehensive insight of the ideas of the community from PhD students to professors and support staff of how they envisage future e-infrastructure data management and support.

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Research Support Staff Wanted!


Do you support research through your role in finance, as a technician manager, RBESS or in a support role such as Senior Experimental Officer?  If so we want to hear from you!  This Research Life Cycle workshop will look at the current state of administrative research support in the area of managing funding: post-award management and closing of award.

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Research Life Cycle – Strategy for Administration of Research

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Research IT is currently seeking researchers to attend two Research Life Cycle workshops.  The first workshop will aim to establish the current “as-is” model of administrative research support and establish the parameters for change and possible options to enable change.  The second workshop will investigate how researchers would like research administration for the University of Manchester to work in the future.  Continue reading

Research IT Club November Presentations Online


Thank you to everyone who came along to the latest Research IT Club and especially those who took the opportunity to ask questions! The presentations are now available from the links below.

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Research Life Cycle – progress, opportunities and impacts


We plan to update you regularly on the Research Life Cycle programme so you can keep fully up to date with progress and, more importantly, find out how you can be involved and contribute to the project.

The Research Life Cycle (RLC) aims to deliver uplift in management and support of Research within the University to support the goal of world class research. This will be done through a set of targeted substantial investments to provide streamlined research support and upgrade in the e-Research infrastructure of the University.  An outline budget of £15M over 5 years has been set.

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