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December 2020

Finding Funding Workshop

December 2020


Would you like support with your search for external funding opportunities? Research Professional: UCLan has a subscription to the funding portal Research Professional. Research Professional covers all scholarly disciplines, varieties of funder and types of opportunity; from medicine to the humanities; from the largest research council to the smallest private charity; from big multi-centre collaborative projects to small travel grants. GFU are hosting a series of funding workshops; the aim of these workshops is for attendees to create a highly…

Start: 2 December 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 2 December 2020 @ 3:30 pm

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Academic Research Induction – Research Governance Unit

December 2020


The session will provide:   An introduction to the Research Governance Unit, Research Integrity – the external environment, policies and processes at UCLan, Research Ethics – policies at UCLan and applying for ethical approval.  

Start: 9 December 2020 @ 11:00 am

End: 9 December 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Deciphering the Funding Opportunity (Research Focussed)

December 2020


Further details on session: The session is designed for people new to bidding or who have limited success. It will walk participants through a variety of funding call proposal forms, online portals and guidelines and will discuss what the questions are asking for, and how best to interpret the guidelines. The session will use examples from major funders (RCUK and Horizon 2020) with complicated structured guidelines. The general themes of this session can be applied to a wider range of…

Start: 9 December 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 9 December 2020 @ 4:00 pm

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Predatory Publishers

December 2020


Further details to be released shortly.

Start: 14 December 2020 @ 12:00 pm

End: 14 December 2020 @ 1:00 pm

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Predatory Publishers

December 2020


This session will explore the concept of predatory publishers. Discussion around how predatory publishers can perpetuate bad research as well as exploiting the Open Access publishing model. How to evaluate a publisher. By the end of this session you will: Have an understanding of what is a ‘predatory publisher’ Learn about why predatory publishers are a problem Be aware of the factors that can be used to assess an individual publisher   Where to publish outcomes: Methods to identify which…

Start: 14 December 2020 @ 12:00 pm

End: 14 December 2020 @ 1:00 pm

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Research Ethics and Integrity at UCLan

December 2020


This comprehensive training course is designed to strengthen your awareness of the University’s commitment to research integrity and ethics . This training is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and researchers, covering every stage of the research process. This session aims to explain Research Integrity and Ethics Role of the Research Governance Unit Research Integrity at UCLan Research Ethics at UCLan, including: o            Ethics approval Process o            Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings o            Amendments to ethical approval By…

Start: 15 December 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 15 December 2020 @ 4:00 pm

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How GFU Can Support You

December 2020


This session will provide guidance into what happens when you have an idea which needs funding, or see a funding opportunity you wish to respond to, or have been approached by an external client to do some work and actually securing the work and funding and delivering the project/ work and beyond. The various people and services involved and their role will be identified, explained and discussed. Why they are involved and what they do will be highlighted. There will…

Start: 17 December 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 17 December 2020 @ 11:00 am

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January 2021

Obtaining ethical approval

January 2021


All research student registration proposals, irrespective of the nature or activity involved, will need to be reviewed by their relevant ethics committee. This practical session aims to explain the ethics system and how to complete your ethics application.  Session themes: The E-Ethics System • Ethics checklist • Guidance on completing and submitting your application • The E-Ethics approval process • Types of application (including NRES - IRAS) • Health and Safety and Data Protection considerations By the end of this…

Start: 12 January 2021 @ 10:00 am

End: 12 January 2021 @ 12:00 pm

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Academic Research Induction – Researcher Development Unit

January 2021


This session will provide an understanding of your responsibilities within the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, identify ways of driving your own development and career, access the Researcher Development Portal, and recognise how the RDU can help you in your role.

Start: 12 January 2021 @ 2:00 pm

End: 12 January 2021 @ 3:00 pm

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Academic Research Induction – The Research Excellence Framework – what you need to know

January 2021


This session will provide an introduction to the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an assessment of research quality in the UK that takes place every 5 to 7 years. REF is important to UCLan, driving allocation of annual research funding and influencing league table position. In this session, attendees will be able to find out:  What is the purpose of REF and how is it linked to research funding in the UK?  How does the REF assess research outputs, impact and…

Start: 20 January 2021 @ 2:00 pm

End: 20 January 2021 @ 3:00 pm

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Finding Funding Workshop

January 2021


Would you like support with your search for external funding opportunities? Research Professional: UCLan has a subscription to the funding portal Research Professional. Research Professional covers all scholarly disciplines, varieties of funder and types of opportunity; from medicine to the humanities; from the largest research council to the smallest private charity; from big multi-centre collaborative projects to small travel grants. GFU are hosting a series of funding workshops; the aim of these workshops is for attendees to create a highly…

Start: 20 January 2021 @ 2:00 pm

End: 20 January 2021 @ 3:30 pm

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Open Data Essentials for Researchers: Creating Data Management Plans

January 2021


Further details on session: There are many decisions to make about managing your data before you even start creating/collecting it, it is important to have a data management plan (DMP) in place, as good preparation ensures you will manage your data most efficiently. Many funders now require a DMP to be submitted with grant proposals. Aims: We will take you through the main elements of the Data Management Plan, help you answer some of the most frequently asked questions about…

Start: 27 January 2021 @ 1:00 pm

End: 27 January 2021 @ 2:00 pm

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Project Costings (Commercially Focussed)

January 2021


Further details on session: This session will explore the issues around costing and pricing of non-research profit-making projects e.g. consultancy, testing, conferences and CPD. The systems used by GFU to cost projects will be discussed and shown, the issues to consider when looking at the costs of a project will be identified and approaches on how to decide on a suitable price for the activity will be shared. Aims: To provide confidence in the issues surrounding the costing of projects…

Start: 27 January 2021 @ 2:00 pm

End: 27 January 2021 @ 4:00 pm

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February 2021

Funding Opportunities – International Focussed

February 2021


During this training session GFU will highlight funds that have a specific international focus, for example the Grand Challenge Research Fund from the Research Councils UK. We will highlight some of the unique eligibility criteria to look out for when making an application to international funders and demonstrate where to search for international opportunities, specifically how to look for funding from countries you have international links with. Aims: To identify and discuss international funding opportunities. Objectives: To be aware of…

Start: 1 February 2021 @ 2:00 pm

End: 1 February 2021 @ 3:30 pm

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Academic Research Induction – Scholarly Communications Unit

February 2021


The Scholarly Communications Unit (SCU) presentation covers the principles of Open Research, including Open Access, Open Data, Open services, public engagement and the benefits of an all-round ‘Open approach’ and what support is provided by SCU.  You will be introduced to the university repositories (CLoK and UCLanData) and how to deposit your research, along with the UCLan Open Access policy and Research Data Management policy requirements.  Plus, the benefits of having an ORCID Identifier, publishing models, data management planning, funding body…

Start: 3 February 2021 @ 1:00 pm

End: 3 February 2021 @ 2:00 pm

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Academic Research Induction – An Induction to the Grants and Funding Unit – Research Services

February 2021


UCLan's Grants and Funding Unit (GFU) is the team that supports you in identifying and securing external funds to enable the development of your research, innovation and knowledge transfer activity.    Whether you are wanting to apply for standard funding sources such as UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), NIHR, Leverhulme Trust, or charitable sources; or are in a position to receive funding from more commercial sources, such as private and big business, we are the team to contact.  This training session…

Start: 10 February 2021 @ 1:00 pm

End: 10 February 2021 @ 2:30 pm

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Where to Publish

February 2021


Further details to be released in due course.

Start: 11 February 2021 @ 1:00 pm

End: 11 February 2021 @ 2:00 pm

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Finding Funding Workshop

February 2021


Would you like support with your search for external funding opportunities? Research Professional: UCLan has a subscription to the funding portal Research Professional. Research Professional covers all scholarly disciplines, varieties of funder and types of opportunity; from medicine to the humanities; from the largest research council to the smallest private charity; from big multi-centre collaborative projects to small travel grants. GFU are hosting a series of funding workshops; the aim of these workshops is for attendees to create a highly…

Start: 11 February 2021 @ 1:00 pm

End: 11 February 2021 @ 2:30 pm

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An Introduction to Research Ethics

February 2021


In this session we will examine and discuss: The reasons why research is subject to ethical review The ethical principles governing research at UCLan, and internationally Issues and challenges in the application of the these principles Specific provisions governing work with vulnerable groups, handling and storage of data etc In the second half of the session there will be an opportunity to put what you have learned into practice, by reviewing some real-life examples of ethically problematic research  

Start: 11 February 2021 @ 2:00 pm

End: 11 February 2021 @ 4:00 pm

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Project Costings (Research Focussed) 14:00 p.m. – 15:00 p.m.

February 2021


Further details on session: This session will explore the issues around costing and pricing of research projects. The systems used by the GFU to cost projects will be discussed and shown, the issues to consider when looking at the costs of a project will be identified and approaches on how to reduce the costs of project (to fit into funder maximum limits) will be shared. Aims: To provide confidence in the issues surrounding the costing of projects. Objectives: To become…

Start: 16 February 2021 @ 2:00 pm

End: 16 February 2021 @ 3:00 pm

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