Induction Edinburgh (Pre-congress)

Ann Charlett-Day Research Support Manager, School of Law
Sharron Lobley Faculty Research Manager, University of Leeds
4th June 2018 9:00 am
4th June 2018 4:00 pm
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Exchange Edinburgh, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE   View map
0131 357 9854


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9.00 Registration

9.30 Welcome and Introductions

9.45 Icebreaker

10.00 Research Landscape

10.30 Break

10.50 Pre-Award Process: Developing a Proposal

12.00 Pre-Award Process: Case Studies

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Post- Award Process: Setting up a Project

14.00 Post- Award Process: Data Management and Open Access

14.30 Post- Award Process: Case Studies

14.50 Break

15.05 REF – An Overview

15.25 Impact and Public Engagement

15.45 Q&A

16.00 Finish


The aim of the workshop is to provide research administrators who are new to role with a broad overview of key aspects of the research administration role.

Most importantly the workshop will provide research administrators with an appreciation of the context they work in, both in terms of national research policy and how their role fits within their own institution.

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Have a clearer understanding of the relevant policy, legislative and funding
    frameworks relating to research and research administration in the HE sector.
  • Have an appreciation of the academic researcher’s agenda in doing research.
  • Know where they fit in the research lifecycle and who they need to work with to get
    the job done.
  • Have a broad overview of the key aspects of the research administration role,
    especially in relation to developing and costing proposals, administering the project
    during its lifetime and participating in REF, audit and statutory returns.

Target Audience

This one-day workshop is aimed at research administrators with a maximum of 12 months experience in university schools, faculties, research centres /institutes and central offices.

Prior Knowledge Required

Those new to research administration will gain a good overview of the core elements of research administration and will be equipped with the basic ‘body of expertise’ needed to carry out their roles. Those with a little more experience will be able to consolidate their knowledge and explore how different elements of research administration across the research lifecycle are linked.


This event is a Technical Knowledge Workshop. Technical Knowledge Workshops focus on helping delegates to acquire the knowledge and behaviours required to undertake particular aspects of their role. Delegates can expect to hear form a recognised expert(s) in the topic area and can include individual and group activities and discussion.

E-delegate Packs

As part of your ARMA delegate experience, we like to give you a pack of everything you will need for your training event. A couple of days prior to the workshop you will be attending, we will send you an information pack about ARMA, a programme for you to print out for the day and a delegate list of your fellow attendees. You may also receive presentations prior to the event if our speakers consent to this, however, this is not guaranteed due to the nature of each workshop.

You can find all other information on your speakers, the venue and what you will come away with from our website.


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