Grants Academy Training

Conversations On Series

Online Conversations On....Dying and Grieving: Can we do it better?

9 June 2020, 13:00-14:30

COVID-19 has not only increased the rate at which people are dying, it has changed the circumstances and ways in which people die and are able to grieve and otherwise deal with death. We invite colleagues from all disciplines who have an interest in this topic (broadly construed) to a conversation on Microsoft Teams about what we know and what we might want to learn more about. After some initial sharing about previous and ongoing work, we have an opportunity to discuss the kinds of changes to policy and practice that might be needed, and the kinds of research that could be undertaken, to improve understanding in this area and to help improve experiences of death and bereavement.  Colleagues from across the University, and beyond, are invited to join.

Please email the Grants Academy for the link to join this session.


Online Conversations on....Movement, Rehabilitation and Bioengineering

25 June 2020, 13:00-15:00

Join Dr Ed Chadwick for this session.

In this workshop we will explore the topics of ‘movement, rehabilitation and bioengineering’ – with a broad remit covering any and all of those parts, from the basic science of movement to advanced technologies with clinical applications.
 
To guide discussion, we will consider a number of questions under three broad themes:
 
Prevention and Prehabilitation 

How can injury, disability and chronic disease best be prevented across the lifespan through exercise? How can physical activity of all types support people to ‘live their best life’? What innovative strategies are needed for investigating and supporting different populations and/or different outcomes?

New Technologies and Medical Devices
 
How can technology support rehabilitation, in the clinic and at a distance? What possibilities are enabled by new technologies? In what ways can self-management be improved with technology? How can movement analysis be more efficient and more useful?
 
Data Science and Population Health

How could we integrate movement tracking with other data from the NHS and public services (councils, schools, social services, etc.) to address the interdependent issues that affect people's health? What new data should we consider collecting, and how?

These initial questions and themes are simply to guide discussion; we are by no means limited by those and people will be welcome to participate in any or all of them. We hope to welcome people from a wide variety of disciplines to explore key challenges and ways that we can work together to address them.
 
Key aims of the session will be to develop new collaborations; identify problems/areas where we can work together; suggest activities to further develop ideas; and prepare for submission of grant applications.

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ResearchBites

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ResearchBites Series: Consultancy and Contract Research

17 February 2021, 12:00-13:30

Learn more about these important sources of income and the support available from first approach to project conclusion.  We will walk you through the steps involved, the forms to complete and the pros and cons of each option.

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ResearchBites Series: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Working with Industry

11 February 2021 - 12:30-13:30

Discover some of the funding options for working with industry including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Innovate UK and Innovation Vouchers.

Laura Dee from the North of Scotland KTP Centre will provide an overview of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funding scheme and the services available from the KTP Centre team to help you secure funding and support live KTP projects.  Zachary Hickman from the Impact & Knowledge Exchange team will highlight industry-relevant funding opportunities, how to apply for them and the support available for you. 

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ResearchBites Series: Altmetrics

3 February 2021 - 14:00-15:30

Join us for an introduction to altmetrics and Altmetric Explorer. Learn what altmetrics can tell us about the potential impact of our research and the attention that research is receiving online. We'll cover:

  1. Altmetric basics - what are altmetrics and what can they tell us?
  2. Live demo of how to use the Altmetric Explorer database, including saving searches, and running reports.
  3. Introduction on how to use altmetrics in a narrative format to tell the story of your work.

Patty Smith from Altmetrics based in Chicago will be hosting this session.

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ResearchBites Series: Update on the UK's Access to EU Research and Innovation Funding

28 January 2021 - 12:00-13:30 

This session will provide an update on the UK’s relationship with the EU following the conclusion of the Brexit Transition period, with a focus on the EU’s Research funding mechanism, Horizon Europe. 

European Business Development Officers, Susie Hastings and Anpu Varghese will address the key changes in the UK’s relationship with the EU and will update participants on the attempts to secure access for UK participants to access EU platforms for Research and Innovation.  This will cover funding opportunities for collaborative activities, as well as individual research awards.

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ResearchBites Series: Building your Budget

21 January 2021, 12:00-13:30

More details coming soon.


ResearchBites Series: Data Management and Digital Support

13 January 2021, 12:00-13:30

More details coming soon.


ResearchBites Series: Social Media and your Research

9 December 2020, 12:00-13:30

Social media is used by most people most of the time. It is embedded in our social lives.  This session will look at the ways in which it can be used as a research tool. In times of COVID when face to face interactions are restricted this can become a useful alternative.

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ResearchBites Series: Open Access, Open Data, Open Research - What do I need to know?

2 December 2020, 12:00-13:30

This session from the Scholarly Communications team in the library will give you an introduction to open research and how to make your research data and publications open access. We will cover the basics of open access, open data and open research. How they can benefit you, what you can do to make your research open and the services that are available to support to you. 

There will be time for you to ask any questions you might have and get some practical help with Pure etc. if required.

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ResearchBites Series: Involving Patients and the Public in Your Research - Why, How and When?

25 November 2020, 12:00-13:30

This session will be an introduction to PPI (Public and Patient Involvement) and will cover the benefits of incorporating PPI into your research,  different models and methods of effective PPI,  getting started and how to apply for PPI costs on funding applications.  

Involving Patients and the Public in Your Research  - Why, How and When?

This session will be an introduction to PPI (Public and Patient Involvement) and will cover the benefits of incorporating PPI into your research,  different models and methods of effective PPI,  getting started and how to apply for PPI costs on funding applications.  

Introduction – how effective PPI will enhance your research

Dr Kathryn Martin, Institute of Applied Health Sciences

Funders and PPI: how to address  PPI in your grant application

Dr Juliette Snow, Research and Innovation

PPI in action - supporting delivery and dissemination of your study

Dr Kathryn Martin, Institute of Applied Health Sciences

Dr Barbara Gorgoni, Public Engagement Research Unit, PERU, Research and Innovation.

Q&A - Discussion

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ResearchBites Series: GDPR and Research

11 November 2020, 12:00-13:30

Ever wished that you felt more confident when dealing with personal data, whether this be of research participants, colleagues, funders or external partners?  If so, please come along and hear more about GDPR and how it impacts your work.

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ResearchBites Series: Funding Opportunities through the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Qatar National Research Fund

5 November 2020, 12:00-13:30

Our membership of the Association of Commonwealth Universities brings with it many benefits for staff and students- come and hear about the Association’s activities and funding opportunities.

We will also talk about tapping into the Qatar National Research Fund for research and networking opportunities with colleagues and partners in Qatar.

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ResearchBite Series: Introduction to Public Engagement

28 October 2020, 12:00-13:30

An Introductory Workshop on Public Engagement with Dr Barbara Gorgoni, Elaine Sinclair and Alex Ross.

What is public engagement? What can it do for me? What can the University offer in terms of opportunities? These are a few of the points that we will cover in this introduction to one of the most interesting developments in academia and research in the last few decades. Public engagement has a lot to offer, it can empower researchers, help develop new and transferable skills as well as influence your research. This workshop will explore the world of engagement and introduce you different approaches.

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PAST RESEARCHBITES


ResearchBites Series: My Grant and Research Finance

7 October 2020, 12:00-13:30

This workshop will provide an overview of what to do when you receive grant funding and the service that the Research Finance team will provide to help a PI with the financial aspects of their grant.  In the workshop we will consider: 

  • Who to contact when you receive new funding
  • Information required to get a grant code set up
  • Financial updates throughout grant period – monitoring budget v spend
  • Eligible/Ineligible Costs on a grant
  • Financial Reporting to funder
  • When amendments are required – e.g. change in end date, virement between budget headings

 


ResearchBites Series: Introduction to Research Contracts

30 September 2020, 12:00-13:30

This session will give a basic overview of the role of research contracts within the University.  We will look at reasons why we need a contract, how we form contracts, the benefits from contracts and how they are put in place to help improve and protect our research within the University.  All welcome to attend. 


Online ResearchBites: Getting Started with a Funding Application

23 September 2020, 12:00-13:30

This workshop will guide you through the steps you need to take and things to be considered as you begin to make applications for research funding. By the end of the workshop you should have an overview of who can help you with funding applications within the University and the internal processes to be followed. We will also provide tips and advice on approaching the application process.

We expect this workshop to be most suited to those with limited experience of making research funding applications. It will also provide a useful introduction to the internal process for supporting research applications at the University and so is suitable for those who are either new to the University or who would like a refresher.


ONLINE ResearchBites: Funding Landscape

17 September 2020, 12:00-13:30

Funding for research activities in the UK is available from a diverse range of organisations, can range from small sums of money to multi-million pound projects, and can target a wide range of research activities and research areas.

This workshop will aim to demystify funding options in the UK. We will consider who the key funders are in the UK, the types of research they typically support and how you can identify suitable funding opportunities.

We expect this workshop to be most beneficial for those who have limited experience of securing research funding in the UK but welcome those with experience to share.

 


ResearchBite Summer Series: Research involving the NHS: Where do I start and What approvals do I need?

24 June 2020, 12:00-13:30

Do I need a Sponsor for my research project? Who can ethically review it? Do I need R&D permission?

Whether you wish to conduct a research project recruiting NHS patients into your study, or your project will involve NHS data, staff, premises or equipment, getting the right advice on the approvals you require at the earliest stage is vital for setting up and running your project quickly and efficiently.

This session aims to break down the approval process for research involving the NHS. It will cover what Sponsorship is and why it is needed, the type of ethical review required and what R&D permission is. The session will also briefly touch upon the use of unconsented data in research and other approvals that may be required. There will also be an interactive workshop at the end to put your newly acquired knowledge to the test. Please note that a smartphone with QR code reading abilities will be required to participate in the workshop.


ResearchBite Summer Series: Open Access, Open Data, Open Research - What do I need to know?

17 June 2020, 12:00-13:30

This session from the Scholarly Communications team in the library will give you an introduction to open research and how to make your research data and publications open access. We will cover the basics of open access, open data and open research. How they can benefit you, what you can do to make your research open and the services that are available to support to you. 

There will be time for you to ask any questions you might have and get some practical help with Pure etc. if required.


ResearchBite Summer Series: CPD

10 June 2020, 12:00-13:30

In this session, you will get an introduction to what’s possible with virtual and hybrid conferencing and research dissemination; exploring functionality, good practice, the user journey and costs.

This session will be done via Collaborate Classroom.


ResearchBites Summer Series:  Involving Patients and the Public in your Research - Why, How and When?

MS Teams, 3 June 2020, 12:00-13:30

This session will be an introduction to PPI (Public and Patient Involvement) and will cover the benefits of incorporating PPI into your research,  different models and methods of effective PPI,  getting started and how to apply for PPI costs on funding applications.  


Online ResearchBites Summer Series..Practical Management of a Research Project.

27 May 2020, 12:30-13:30

This session has been devised to support those who are encountering funded research activities for the first time.  Delegates should have applied for funding and/or secured their first research grant in the past 12 months. 
The session will detail the key milestones within a research project; from accepting an award from the funder, project kick off activities including recruitment and ethical approval, resource management, working with collaborative partners and reporting on activities and deliverables. 
Delegates will be taken through a series of scenarios relevant to each of these key milestones where they will learn some of the practical solutions that can be applied to common project-based challenges. 


ONLINE ResearchBites: Introduction to Ethics

20 May 2020, 12:00-13:30

This session will provide an introduction to research ethics, its rationale and implementation in the context of research integrity, and will provide researchers with an overview of the research ethics approval processes within the University.

Researcher Development

Researcher Development provides professional development opportunities to academic and research staff, including grant-writing support, strategic career planning, business engagement and entrepreneurship, academic leadership skills, and communication of research.

UKRI Boot Camp

Delivered by the Grants Academy these workshops are aimed at staff planning to make an application to one of the 7 UK Research Councils in the near future. The UKRI Bootcamp will provide a dedicated space for bid development and, across the 5 workshops, has been designed to enable applicants to transform their creative ideas into a draft proposal that can ultimately be submitted to a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Research Council. The workshop is open to researchers at any career stage who haven’t secured UKRI funding in the last 10 years and who have begun to develop a project suitable for a UKRI funder. Those who wish to join the workshop should be nominated by their Head of School or School Director of Research and submit a lay summary of their proposed project (up to 4000 characters).

Workshops will be participatory in nature and participants must commit to attending all five workshops and be prepared to share their research ideas with the group (confidentiality rules will apply). Some directed tasks will be allocated between sessions but these are not onerous and are designed to ensure the workshops deliver the intended outcomes.