Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Research Ethics and the Approval Process


Research Ethics and the Approval Process
Wednesday 6 March 2019, 15:00-16:00


This session will focus on practicalities by outlining the structures, policies, procedures, documentation and timescales about which it is important for those seeking ethical approval for their research to be familiar.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

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NIHR Acute Care Research Event 2019

NIHR Acute Care Research Event 2019

29th March 2019. 12:00 – 17:00.

The Centre at Birchwood Park, Warrington

The NIHR CRN North West Coast is proud to present the Acute Care Research Event. The event is aimed at bringing together people who are involved/interested in research delivery in the specialties of:
• Anaesthesia
• Peri-operative Medicine
• Pain Management
• Critical Care
• Injuries & Emergencies
• Surgery

Topics covered will include:
• How to build a successful research portfolio
• How to find out information about small/medium grants
• How to be successful in awards
• How to involve trainees in research to enhance current research and bring forward the research leaders of tomorrow
• Current & future research portfolios

To register:


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Mersey BGS & Ageing Specialty Group NIHR CRN Northwest Coast meeting

Mersey BGS & Ageing Specialty Group NIHR CRN Northwest Coast meeting

Wed 27 March 2019

Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool

This meeting is aimed at bringing together clinicians, researchers, students and lay older people from any professional background with an interest in Older People to explore mutual areas of potential collaborative working/research as well as learn from invited speakers and each other.

Registration is free to all delegates, however, there are a maximum of 120 places. All delegates are encouraged to register via the portal to ensure adequate catering is provided as well as receiving an electronic certificate of attendance.

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Money, Money, Money…

Piggy bank

Pure will replace the current processes for applying for research funding – so you can soon forget about the Word-based forms currently in use. Here’s a short explanation of what you can look forward to.

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): NVIVO 2 – Intermediate


NVivo 2: Intermediate
Thursday 28 February 2019, 14:00-16:00


NVivo software supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It lets you collect, organise and analyse content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys, audio, social media data, YouTube videos and web pages.

This hands-on workshop takes you beyond the basics to asking questions of your data and your analysis. In this session you will use your own data and receive individual support to create your own NVivo project.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

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Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants

These enable researchers from across disciplines from developing countries and the UK to hold networking events, forge new links and generate innovative transdisciplinary ideas to address global challenges. Grants are worth up to £25,000 each for one year.

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Inside Outputs

Part of the open access padlock logo

Pure will replace Edge Hill’s existing research repository, EHRA, from February. Learning Services will still handle research outputs so they’ll share details of how things will and won’t change so, for this post, we’ll briefly touch on the aspects of outputs that Research Office has a hand in.

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Field Methods Workshop, London, 26 February 2019

Imperial College Business School is hosting a one-day showcase and training workshop on 26th February about Field Methods in Management Research. The event unites academics who want to work with data from real organizations, with representatives from industry who are open to being studied, with ample time for facilitated networking. The opening presentation will be given by Prof. Roy Suddaby.

The event is free to attend, with registration at

If you would like to present to fellow academics on how to conduct field research or share examples of best practice and successful projects, please e-mail Sarah Otner ( as we still have need in the afternoon.

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Cyber security: funding to take academic ideas to market

Researchers based in UK academic institutions can apply for a share of up to £800,000 to support them in commercialising cyber security innovation.

The UK aims to be the best place in the world to do business online. The government’s National Cyber Security Strategy sets out a plan for the country to be secure, resilient to cyber threats and prosperous and confident in the digital world.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, working with Innovate UK, has up to £800,000 help academics to accelerate and take to market their ideas for improving cyber security.

The competition is designed to increase the number of ideas from UK academic research that are turned into new businesses.

Protect information systems

Projects must be in the field of cyber security including protecting information systems, the data on systems, and the services provided by systems from unauthorised access, harm, misuse or accidental damage.

The competition is in 2 phases.

  • Phase 1 Involves assessing the value of an idea and validating this in this market. It is supported by industry experts and lasts up to 4 months. Successful applicants will be expected to attend a series of events in London to help develop and demonstrate their ideas.
  • The best projects will then be invited to apply to build a minimum viable project in phase 2.

Competition information

  • the competition opens on 11 February 2019, and the deadline for applications is at midday on 6 March 2019
  • it is open to anyone based in a UK academic institution, working with the support of their technology transfer office
  • total project costs to range between £5,000 and £32,000
  • researchers could get up to 100% of their eligible project costs
  • projects must start by 1 April 2019
  • a briefing event will be held on 13 February 2019 in London for applicants to find out more

Find out more about this competition and apply.

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