C1 - Is the Concordat reaching all staff engaged in research?

Day 2 at 11:00 - Is the Concordat reaching all staff engaged in research?
Day Day 2
Session C
Start time 11:00

Research staff / talent development

Code C1

Dr Sue Carver, Head of Histories, Cultures and Heritage, Arts and Humanities Research Council

Dr Joanna Leng, Research Computing Consultant, University of Leeds

Kelly Vere, Business and Education Engagement Manager, Science Council and Technical Skills Development Manager, University of Nottingham 

Workshop overview

The workshop will see the launch of a new Concordat Briefing entitled: ‘Are you supporting all your staff engaged in research?’  

There is a wide range of staff in universities, including early career researchers, who are engaged in research but, who are not employed on a research contract.  These staff may be employed in academic, technical or other professional roles.  The workshop will ask whether and how these ‘research-engaged’ staff can best be supported; we will invite attendees to share examples of how they are currently supported; and, explore how the Concordat might help.

There will be a short overview presentation followed by two examples of current practice.  The majority of the workshop will be interactive sessions where delegates can share ideas.

Workshop topics covered

The Concordat Briefing reflects the principles in the Concordat and the workshop discussion will draw on these headings to consider the range of ways in which these research-engaged staff might be supported:

  • Support and career development
  • Recognition and value
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Researchers’ responsibilities
  • Diversity and equality
  • Implementation and review

Themes covered

Developing a pipeline of research talent, including widening participation, strategies to attract and retain research talent, and approaches to mainstreaming equality and diversity for researchers in the research environment 

Workshop outcomes

Participants have a chance to discuss how their institution might provide support to research-engaged staff and an opportunity to share good practice.