Oct 09 2018

This term the Research and Enterprise team are hosting a series of lunch surgeries from 12.30-2pm on a Tuesday, to help academic colleagues to access their expertise in an informal setting. A different topic will be covered each week, as well each session providing a chance to ask questions about your own research projects and plans. Lunch is also provided. The following sessions will be taking place across autumn term:

  • Costing grants: things to consider - Tuesday 16 October, 12.30 - 2pm, Founder's Large Boardroom

This session will help you understand how to cost your research grant applications and what support is available to you. We will offer an overview of full economic costing, funders' guidance on costs, the Royal Holloway process for budgeting and approvals, and the support available in Research & Enterprise. This session will be led by Hanna Barclay, Research Grants Manager

  • Introduction to research impact - Tuesday 30 October, 12.30 - 2pm, Founder's East 139

Research impact now features in most funding calls, in university promotion structures and in public attitudes to research. This session will give you a good grounding in the topic, covering: what research impact is, types of stakeholders, tips and tools for planning impact activities, a brief overview of research impact in funding applications and the REF, and support available at Royal Holloway. This session will be led by Kristina Glushkova and Olivia Swift, Impact Managers.

  • Pathways to impact in grant applications - Tuesday 6 November, 12.30 - 2pm, Founder's East 139

The likely impact of research is increasingly taken into account by funders when selecting amongst multiple high quality research applications. This session will equip you with knowledge of what funders require, how to write excellent impact plans, and examples of what “good” looks like. We will look at research council requirements, tips for planning impact and writing strong Pathways to Impact. This session will be led by Kristina Glushkova and Olivia Swift, Impact Managers.

  • Pure: how to use it and make the most of it - Tuesday 20 November, 12.30 - 2pm, Founder's Large Boardroom

Pure is the college’s research information system used both internally and by external audiences. There are many great ways in which you can employ it to share and showcase your work. This session will introduce you to PURE and its features - including tips on managing your College personal profile. We will cover: adding research outputs and making them Open Access, adding projects and activities as well as creating CVs, and tips on managing your personal profile. This session will be led by Emilia Siatrak, Research Information and Analysis Manager, Research & Enterprise, and Nicola Cockarill Research Information Managers (Open Access), Library Services.

  • Grant set up: what happens once you got the money? Tuesday 27 November, 12.30 - 2pm, Founder's Large Boardroom

So your grant application was successful - fantastic! Now to receive the money in practice, we need to go through grant set up - all the processes involved in complying with funder and institutional requirements for releasing funds. The session will give you an overview of grant set up, covering ethics, data management, contracting and budgeting. This session will be led by Leisha Wickham, Grant Set Up Manager and Kamlesh Chauhan, Head of IP and Contracts.

  • Research and commercialisation - Tuesday 4 December, 12.30 - 2pm, Founder's East 139

An introductory session on commercialising research outputs, covering key processes in this area at Royal Holloway, some tips, and frequently asked questions on generating income from research, including:

  • Consultancy work
  • Contracted research work
  • Collaborative research contracts
  • Intellectual Property, including patents and licensing.

This session will be led by David Wells (Research & Business Development Manager) and Kamlesh Chauhan, Head of IP and Contracts.

Please email orgdevroyalholloway.ac.uk to register for the sessions.