Effective Researcher (research staff)
Building on the success of ‘How to be an effective researcher’ for postgraduate researchers, this programme has been developed to enable research staff to explore the practical skills required for successful project management and the further development of intellectual independence.
The programme is freely available for use to UK higher education institutions
The programme has been designed to integrate self awareness and learning across a number of key areas which include:
project management – for participants’ own projects, and in assisting others with their projects
people management – managing others and being managed
prioritisation of competing tasks and managing complex, diverse workloads
orientation within a longer-term career.
The programme has been developed to ensure that it has the flexibility to be delivered to research staff working in similar academic subjects or to researchers from a mixture of disciplines.
Manuals with all the information needed to organise and deliver the programme are freely available from Vitae and include:
administration guidelines and timelines
guidelines for facilitators to lead and de-brief the programme and individual exercises.
Vitae can also:
provide access to a network of experienced external trainers who are able to deliver or support the delivery of the programme on your behalf
arrange visits to other ‘effective researcher’ programmes or ‘taster days’ for people from your institution who are interested in getting involved.