This page describes roles for the participation of research staff. If you are an undergraduate, postgraduate, principal investigator, or other research-related professional and would like to participate in the UKRSA, please contact us.
There are several ways to participate in the UKRSA:
These methods of participation are available to all researchers.
The UKRSA maintains a presence on several social networking sites. This presence allows active UKRSA members to interact with research staff in forums where they already participate, and provides a means to both share and gather information.
Join us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Nature Network, or the Vitae research staff blog and see what information we're sharing. Alternatively, tell us what you're thinking about an issue that interests you.
Finally, keep your eyes open for specific questions that we're asking in an effort to survey the opinions of UK research staff.
There are a variety of ways to get involved in UKRSA activities:
Join the Vitae research staff advisory group, which also serves as the steering committee for the UKRSA. Members of this group are brought to London twice each year for a meeting of the UKRSA committee, as well as annually for the Vitae research staff conference. Additionally, members of this group are provided with separate access to Basecamp.
UKRSA Committee members are expected to contribute the activities listed above for the duration of their time on the committee. This is normally one year, and typically follows at least 6 months as an active UKRSA member and contributor to UKRSA activities. As a general rule, only UKRSA committee members will be considered for co-chair positions, as the experience gained on the committee is essential to the role.
If you have questions about the UKRSA or would like to join, please contact us.