New international development research programme announced by UK Research and Innovation

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is today announcing (10th December) the ‘GCRF Collective Programme’. This new Programme will bring together a wide range of researchers from across the UK and developing countries to generate innovative solutions to intractable development issues and contribute to enabling healthier and safer lives, sustainable development and prosperity for all.

This new Programme, is part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government in 2015, designed to stimulate research on the challenges faced by developing countries. GCRF forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment.

The UKRI GCRF Collective Programme, will consist of a series of calls designed to enhance the overall impact across the six strategic GCRF Challenge portfolios in global health, education, sustainable cities, food systems, conflict and displacement, and resilience. Research across these areas is contributing to realising the ambitions of the UK Government’s aid strategy and progressing the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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British Academy new Research and Higher Education Policy newsletter

The British Academy  has announced their 1st Research and Higher Education Policy newsletter:

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Juggling Teaching, Writing, and Life with Confidence

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New Version of the Participant Portal Due to Go Live This Week

In recent weeks, the current Participant Portal has been advertising upcoming changes to the portal layout. As of Friday 30 November, these changes will take effect and the new Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal will replace the current version, as previously indicated by UKRO.

As well as providing all functions available on the Participant Portal, the new Funding and Tender Opportunities Portal also includes several new features. These include a new layout and graphic design, and an improved keyword search function. It also integrates the calls for tenders, which could previously be found online via Tender Electronic Daily (TED).

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Researchers want more say in Strategic Priorities Fund

UK Research and Innovation has come under fire from scientists who feel it failed to engage properly with them on the design of the Strategic Priorities Fund, one of the funder’s flagship schemes for interdisciplinary research.

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UKRI will decide scope of Plan S next year

Detail of open-access initiative leaves room for manoeuvre

UK Research and Innovation will decide next year which of the projects that it funds will have to meet the requirements of controversial open-access initiative Plan S when it comes into force in 2020.

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): RefWorks


Wednesday 12 December 2018, 12:00-13:00


Get started with reference management and look at how to save references and use Write-N-Cite for citations and bibliographies.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact Annette Ramsden

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Biodiversity problems take centre stage

European researchers at heart of drive for global targets

Scientists need to guide world leaders to clear and influential targets for combating biodiversity losses in the same way that they have driven international climate accords, say research and civil society groups.

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Leverhulme Trust New website launched

Leverhulme New website launched


The Trust is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. Please update your bookmarks, as some URLs may have changed. If you cannot find the page you are looking for please do get in touch
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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): NVIVO 1 – Introduction


NVIVO 1: Introduction
Thursday 6 December 2018, 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 session will provide a basic introduction to NVIVO as an organising tool for qualitative researchers drawing on reflections from a live project.

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