Tell us your views about Researcher Training and Development at the University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is committed to the professional and career development of its researchers. As part of this commitment we want to hear about your experiences in a short survey. The answers you give will be used to improve future services and provide greater support. Hence, we are very keen to hear about your experiences with Training and Development provided by the University of Manchester, to understand what has been helpful to you and to find out what else we could provide. This means training which is not specifically related to your research discipline. It may take the form of workshops, funding, competitions, events, information through websites, on-line training and blogs or one-to-one support and advice.

Find our on-line survey at: http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/manchester/researcherdevelopment

Your responses are anonymous and the survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete.

The deadline for completion is Monday 6th September 2010.

Thank you for your participation.

Intellectual Property Awareness Resource

UMIP – the University’s intellectual property (IP) commercialisation company would like to make you aware of its IP Awareness Resource, co-developed with Eversheds LLP.

The resource is targeted at academics and research staff and its aim is to increase the awareness of IP and demonstrate the benefits of its commercialisation to the University and the IP generator.

You will find a series of video clips by professionals and academic colleagues on various aspects of IP and its commercialisation. We hope that this resource gives you a valuable insight into the types of IP which can be used to protect novel ideas/inventions and how, for example, IP can be commercialised via spin-out or licence with the help of UMIP.

Also featured is information on IP and Academic Materials and IP within a research contract and consulting environment with links to various forms, process guides and booklets which you may find useful.

http://www.ipresource.manchester.ac.uk/intro.html

(Please note: you will need your University username and password to login)

For further information on The University of Manchester Intellectual Property Limited (UMIP) please visit http://www.umip.com.

Call for Early Career Researchers for Public Engagement Science-Arts Project (deadline 20 August)

Manchester’s Comma Press is looking for two Northwest-based Early Career Researchers specialising in bio-medicine/life-science research, to participate in the science-literature short story commission.

The project – titled Bio-Fiction – is commissioning a series of literary authors to write short semi-fictional accounts of key turning points in 20th century science, working in collaboration with a practicing research scientist.  Authors signed up to the project include Dame AS Byatt, Kate Clanchy, and Sir Christopher Frayling, while scientists include Dr Jim Al-Khalili, Tim O’Brien, and Baroness Susan Greenfield, among others.

If you are interested in acting as a consultant on one such eureka story, please contact editor Ra Page by 20th August, on ra.page@commapress.co.uk, stating your field of specialism, and suggesting three possible turning points or eureka moments from your field.

More information on what being a consultant means and what kind of eureka moments we’re looking for please visit: http://www.commapress.co.uk/?section=books&page=biofictionintro

This project is supported by the Manchester Beacon for Public Engagement through the Early Career Researcher Awards 2010.

Tell us your views about Researcher Training and Development at the University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is committed to the professional and career development of its researchers. As part of this commitment we want to hear about your experiences in a short survey. The answers you give will be used to improve future services and provide greater support. Hence, we are very keen to hear about your experiences with Training and Development provided by the University of Manchester, to understand what has been helpful to you and to find out what else we could provide. This means training which is not specifically related to your research discipline. It may take the form of workshops, funding, competitions, events, information through websites, on-line training and blogs or one-to-one support and advice.

Find our on-line survey at: http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/manchester/researcherdevelopment

Your responses are anonymous and the survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete.

The deadline for completion is Monday 6th September 2010.

NB Please avoid 10 August 10pm to 11 August 1am – the survey website will be down then.

Thank you for your participation.

Faculty Research Staff Representatives

The Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences is large and diverse with researchers located across the entire north-west region.  To link its researchers and foster a sense of community the Faculty has developed a Research Staff Forum. Representatives from each School meet together at the Research Staff Forum.  At this meeting, representatives share best practice and make recommendations to the senior managers of the Faculty.

Research Staff Forum Aims

  • To act as an information channel to communicate the training and career development support available to Research Staff.
  • To raise awareness of common issues and promote the interests of research staff within the Faculty.
  • To provide School specific training and encourage the establishment of interdisciplinary collaborative research between research staff.

The Research Staff Forum relies on your input.  If you have any issues that you would like to raise at the forum, please contact your School representative (see list below).

Representatives Contact Details School
David Morris David.M.Morris@manchester.ac.uk Cancer and Enabling Sciences
Jamie Honeychurch Jhoneychurch@picr.man.ac.uk Cancer and Enabling Sciences
Katt Dibb Katharine.dibb@manchester.ac.uk Biomedicine
Sarah Withers Sarah.withers@manchester.ac.uk Biomedicine
David Pattwell David.Pattwell@manchester.ac.uk Translational Medicine
Kate Knighting katherine.knighting@manchester.ac.uk Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Sally Jacobs Sally.jacobs@manchester.ac.uk Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sarah Willis Sarah.willis@manchester.ac.uk Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kirsten Windfuhr kirsten.windfuhr@manchester.ac.uk Community Based Medicine
Vacancy Vacancy Dentistry
Simon Durrant Simon.Durrant@manchester.ac.uk Psychological Sciences
Claire Noble claire.noble@manchester.ac.uk Psychological Sciences