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March 2021

How to Submit an External Bid at UCLan

March 2021


Further details on session: This session will explore who to engage with and when to do it, when considering applying for external funding. It will explain UCLan’s procedures for submitting a bid and explore funder specific guidelines. You’ll learn that help is available to assist you with both the interpretation of funder rules and the actual submission to the funder and the session will include examples of electronic portal applications. Aims: To promote confidence in submitting a bid and provide…

Start: 12 March 2021 @ 11:00 am

End: 12 March 2021 @ 11:00 am

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Obtaining ethical approval

March 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: 15 March 2021 @ 10:00 am

End: 15 March 2021 @ 12:00 pm

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Academic Research Induction – Research Governance Unit

March 2021


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: 16 March 2021 @ 2:00 pm

End: 16 March 2021 @ 3:00 pm

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Research Ethics and Integrity at UCLan

March 2021


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: 17 March 2021 @ 2:00 pm

End: 17 March 2021 @ 4:00 pm

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Open Data Essentials for Researchers: An introduction

March 2021


Further details on session: Major research funders and the University have policies requiring open access to research publications, theses and underlying data. The general expectation is that outputs from publicly-funded research projects should be made openly available with as few restrictions as possible. Aims: To equip participants with the knowledge necessary to ensure important research data, particularly data that underpins publications can be made open access.  Objectives: To provide insight into: Funder and UCLan policy on open sharing of research…

Start: 24 March 2021 @ 1:00 pm

End: 24 March 2021 @ 2:00 pm

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April 2021

Finding Funding Workshop

April 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: 13 April 2021 @ 10:00 am

End: 13 April 2021 @ 11:30 am

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Academic Research Induction – Impact

April 2021


The session is an introduction Impact, looking at what impact is, what impact isn’t, why it is important and how researchers go about having an impact.  We will also give people an understanding of impact from the point of view of the Research Excellence Framework and put the attendees in the shoes of a REF assessor to review some example impact case studies.  

Start: 13 April 2021 @ 2:00 pm

End: 13 April 2021 @ 3:00 pm

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Deciphering the Funding Opportunity (Tenders Focussed)

April 2021


Further details on session: The session is designed for people new to responding to invitations to tender, or who have previously submitted tenders and are keen to increase their chance of success. It will look at how and why the process is used by buyers, how it differs from a grant call, and how bidders can best respond to the opportunity. Aims: During this session staff will have the opportunity to look at the structure and format that can be…

Start: 15 April 2021 @ 1:00 pm

End: 15 April 2021 @ 3:00 pm

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Research Ethics and Integrity at UCLan

April 2021


Further details to be released in due course.

Start: 20 April 2021 @ 11:00 am

End: 20 April 2021 @ 1:00 pm

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Open Research Essentials: An introduction

April 2021


Further details on session: Major research funders and the University have policies requiring open access to research publications and the associated underlying data. The general expectation is that outputs from publicly-funded research projects should be made openly available with as few restrictions as possible. Researchers are expected to produce and manage research findings and data throughout the project with reuse in mind. Aims: The aim of this session is to equip participants with the knowledge necessary to ensure scholarly publications…

Start: 21 April 2021 @ 1:00 pm

End: 21 April 2021 @ 2:00 pm

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How GFU Can Support You

April 2021


Further details on session: 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…

Start: 21 April 2021 @ 2:00 pm

End: 21 April 2021 @ 3:00 pm

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May 2021

Finding Funding Workshop

May 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: 5 May 2021 @ 10:00 am

End: 5 May 2021 @ 11:00 am

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Academic Research Induction – Scholarly Communications Unit

May 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: 5 May 2021 @ 1:00 pm

End: 5 May 2021 @ 2:00 pm

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Academic Research Induction – Researcher Development Unit

May 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: 10 May 2021 @ 11:00 am

End: 10 May 2021 @ 12:00 pm

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

May 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: 11 May 2021 @ 10:00 am

End: 11 May 2021 @ 11:30 am

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Project Costings (Commercially Focussed)

May 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: 19 May 2021 @ 10:00 am

End: 19 May 2021 @ 12:00 pm

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Open Data Essentials for Researchers: Creating Data Management Plans

May 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: 19 May 2021 @ 1:00 pm

End: 19 May 2021 @ 2:00 pm

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Academic Research Induction – Research Governance Unit

May 2021


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: 20 May 2021 @ 11:00 am

End: 20 May 2021 @ 12:00 pm

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June 2021

Obtaining ethical approval

June 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…

Start: 1 June 2021 @ 10:00 am

End: 1 June 2021 @ 12:00 pm

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Finding Funding Workshop

June 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: 15 June 2021 @ 2:00 pm

End: 15 June 2021 @ 3:30 pm

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