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Cambridge Research Office course timetable


Thu 22 Apr – Wed 22 Sep

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September 2021

Mon 6
Managing Risk in Your Research: A Brief Introduction – Q&A session new [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 At participant's desk

This is a follow up Question and Answer session to an introductory video on risk management in your research. This is an opportunity to ask questions raised by the video presentation or discuss any cases or scenarios you are currently working on.

The discussion can cover:

  • Introduction to risk assessment and management with regard to research funding
  • The role of the Research Office and different parties therein and available support
  • Discussion of issues to consider
Thu 9
Research Ethics and Integrity new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 At participant's desk

Integrity and ethics are core to the requirements of being a research leader, producing excellent research and helping others do the same. This session will, through a mixture of presentation, discussion and case studies, explore the University's expectations as regards ethics and integrity and how research leaders can apply them in their own work and support their teams and colleagues to meet the highest standards.

The course will explore issues of research integrity and misconduct, examine the challenges posed by authorship and provide an introduction to the University's approach to handling research ethics.

The course will be delivered by the Research Governance and Integrity Team in the Research Strategy Office.

Tue 14
Export Control - Q&A session new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 At participant's desk

The United Kingdom, alongside most other countries, enforces controls on the export of military and dual use (i.e. civil technologies which have the potential to be used for military purposes) items, software and technology (‘technology’ is defined as information necessary for the development, production or use of goods).

As such, researchers at the University of Cambridge may be subject to UK Export Control legislation, and also US export licence conditions for technology imported from the United States. These regulations have the potential to apply to a range of activities, including research, teaching, visiting scientists and technology transfer.

Failure to observe these rules is a criminal offence for the researcher (responsible for primary awareness as the application of the rules to their research) and/or the University (failure to provide adequate guidance/internal processes/regulation at the appropriate level). It is therefore extremely important that researchers and those who support researchers are aware of their responsibilities under law and University compliance procedures.

This session provides an opportunity for researchers and professional services staff to raise questions and discuss issues relating to export control following completion of an online training video and quiz. The training video, quiz and Q&A will provide participants with an understanding of the main export control requirements applying to research and the University's approach to compliance.

Thu 16
Grant Writing with Impact new [Places] 12:00 - 13:15 At participant's desk

In the increasingly competitive field of grant funding, applications need to stand out immediately to capture reviewers’ interest and to maximise the chance of being funded.

This accelerated session, aimed at early- to mid-career researchers, highlights key considerations in preparing a strong grant application.  The session explores:

  • desirability, feasibility and viability – planning your project
  • how applications are assessed
  • what’s important to the funder
  • writing style - how to get noticed
  • how to plan for impact – ‘now what’
  • learning from funder feedback
Wed 22
Research Impact new [Places] 12:30 - 13:30 At participant's desk

Research impact is of interest to all those who think that their research bears relevance to anyone outside of academia. The topic is of increasing concern for research funders such as UKRI and of growing importance under REF guidelines. This online session for PIs introduces the context and scope of research impact, helping you to

  • Understand the different routes to impact
  • Monitor and evidence impact
  • Find funding for impact projects
  • Access further support for research impact at Cambridge.