AUGUST 2015
E-NEWSLETTER
Learning & Development Centre
FOR RESEARCH
ACTIVE STAFF
SUPPORT
OVERVIEW
Learning and Development
support for all Research
Active Staff at Warwick
focuses on five main areas:
 Career Development
 Enterprise &
Entrepreneurship
 Equality & Diversity
 Leadership
 Skills
Please contact Sandy Sparks:
[email protected]
with any queries or to discuss
your needs.
Visit the website for Research
Active Staff (below) for
information on current
support.
Janet Thornton Fellowship
Funding
The Janet Thornton Fellowship is a
postdoctoral-level fellowship aimed at
getting scientists back into scientific
research if they have had a career break of a
minimum of 12 months.
NEW THIS
MONTH:
Funding News:
 Janet Thornton
Fellowship
The Fellowship can be taken as a full-time,
part-time or flexibly worked position.
Successful candidates will receive:
Support Update:
 a fellow’s salary
 research expenses
 training
 generous Sanger Institute benefits
More information can be found at:
https://www.sanger.ac.uk/workstudy/
career/fellowship
Or contact: [email protected]
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/researchers
 Academic Technology
support for the digital
humanities
 Epigeum Online
Research Integrity
Provision for 2015/16
FOCUS ON: RESEARCH SUPPORT
Academic Technology support for
the digital humanities
Epigeum Online Research Integrity
Provision for 2015/16
The digital humanities team is part of Service Development,
IT Services and exists to serve the Faculty of Arts from their
location in the Humanities building and website
http://warwick.ac.uk/digitalhumanities with support
relevant to the research needs of the scholarly community.
Our focus is on:
On the recommendation of the Research Governance and
Ethics Committee, the University of Warwick has procured
an online package to support training in the area of
research integrity. The new requirement for universities to
be compliant with the Concordat to Support Research
Integrity as a condition of the HEFCE grant means that the
University has to demonstrate that staff and students
undertaking research are committed to the highest
standards of rigour and integrity.
The Epigeum Research Integrity (RI) online training
package provides a training program that has five different
discipline versions and is relevant to both new, mid-career
and established researchers. This training package will be
available to all staff and students with a Warwick login and
this will be made aware to all staff with the invitation to
participate.
 acting on the interface between researchers and IT
Services to ensure the right technology is matched for
research projects, and that provision of services
develops to meet the changing digital practices in
scholarship.
 Providing advice and guidance on integrating
appropriate technology into proposals for funding new
research, inputting into the accompanying technical
plans to ensure they are rigorous with realistic and
sustainable technical components.
 Connecting researchers with suitable technical
providers, and setting these arrangements up for
success.
 Equipping academics themselves with relevant skills
and tools to leverage technology in their research.
http://100days.eu is an example of a recent project that
made use of our services to develop an online exhibition on
Napoleon's Last Stand. The digital humanities team offered
advice on a suitable technology platform that would support
the desired functionality that would enable them to author
the content in a web accessible way, and sourced the project
developers to undertake the setup to the team's budget.
If you would like to find
out more, or check if
your project (at whatever
stage it is currently at)
could benefit from our
services, please get in
touch via:
http://warwick.ac.uk/
digitalhumanities
The Research Governance and Ethics Committee’s
recommendation is that the undertaking of the
online Epigeum RI course should be a requirement
for all staff or students undertaking research, those
supervising students undertaking research,
committee members on research and ethics
committees and administrative and support staff
supporting research/research projects.
Further information will follow during September.
Details of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity can
be found at: http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/
highereducation/Pages/
Theconcordattosupportresearchintegrity.aspx#.Va54UflVhHy
Researcher Development at Warwick:
Good Practice Sharing
Sandy Sparks will be speaking at the Vitae Researcher
Development International Conference in September
2015. The 90-minute conference presentation will focus
on: ‘Unconscious Bias Training and a Case Study on
Warwick’s Unconscious Bias Provision’.
Sandy will also be presenting a special interest session on
the adaptation of the Vitae Leadership in Action course
that was run at Warwick this year.
This is an opportunity to showcase Warwick’s learning and
development provisions and share practice with other HE
institutions.
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/researchers/
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FOR RESEARCH ACTIVE STAFF AUGUST 2015 E-NEWSLETTER