Periodontitis is an infectious-inflammatory disease of the gums that destroys the bone that supports the teeth, resulting in tooth loss. It is also independently associated with several systemic chronic inflammatory diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and COPD. Continue reading
It is vital that funders ensure the money they spend, goes to fund projects that have the best chance of realising impact. It is with this in mind that they ask whether you have “freedom to operate”. In the simplest terms, this means, do you have the right to go forward with your research outside the lab, or will you be infringing another party’s intellectual property (IP) rights? Continue reading
A recent report from HEFCE states that in order to be eligible for the post-2014 REF, authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts must have been deposited in an institutional or subject repository on acceptance for publication, and must be discoverable (and free to read) by anyone with an internet connection.
The requirement applies only to journal articles and conference proceedings with an International Standard Serial Number. It will not apply to monographs, book chapters, other long-form publications, working papers, creative or practice-based research outputs, or data. Although the policy applies to research outputs accepted for publication after 1 April 2016, it is strongly advised to implement the policy now.
For more details, please see the full report here.
Anyone enthusiastic about interacting with the public can apply for small internal grants anywhere up to £1,500 (and possibly more if discussed early) to develop novel, imaginative engagement activities and tools through the University’s Public Engagement Working Group, chaired by Professor Alice Roberts and supported locally by Dr Eliot Marston. Continue reading
Confused about what on earth MRC, BBSRC or any of the other Research Councils mean by ‘Impact Summary’ vs ‘Pathways to Impact’? Fear not – your Research Facilitator can help you tackle these, which are becoming an increasingly important part of the review process to help decide between a range of strong science proposals. Continue reading
As George Bernard Shaw once said, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
Never assume that just because you’re doing brilliant work that the people who could benefit from it will know about it – there are a whole range of audiences out there who may be interested beyond your academic peers, from industry to policymakers and patients. Continue reading
R&KT Workshop – 16th December 2013
How can you convey the impact your research can have socially, economically or perhaps environmentally? Last December a range of academics including Professors Janet Lord, Richard Lilford and Roy Bicknell focussed on topics such as Health, Society, Industry and Public. This workshop also included Dr Jessica Boname, MRC Programme Manager for Population and Systems Medicine Board, where she discussed the expectations of RCUK funders.
A star-studded line-up of speakers, from those with personal experience of the research benefits of participating in public engagement activities, to people who can help you get involved – Professor Janet Lord, Dr Sabi Redwood, Dr David Mulligan, Ms Debbie Ringham, and our own Dr Eliot Marston. We aimed to convince you what a huge boost public engagement can give to your research, right from design through development and delivery, and on to dissemination.
For more information you can view the workshop on our events page.
This session was to give you hints and tips on the best strategies for developing and submitting your future papers, with talks from Prof Jon Frampton on the importance of publishing in the context of the REF, and editors’ perspectives from Dr David Thickett, Prof Jayne Franklyn, Prof Tony Smith and Prof Roy Bicknell, including their own personal dos and don’ts for making it easy for your reviewers to give you the thumbs up.
Please refer to our events page for more information.