Introduction to research management and administration at Oxford

Room 123, University Offices, Wellington Square

Who is this for?

Staff starting having recently started (eg within 6 months) in a role involving research administration activities or who have responsibility for staff in such roles. This will include:

  • lead administrators, research and finance officers, and project managers in departments
  • officers supporting research planning and activity in divisional offices
  • research facilitators and coordinators in divisional, departmental and thematic roles
  • research administrators in UAS

What does it cover?

This half-day session will provide an introduction to research administration at Oxford. It will begin with an introduction to the policy and funding environment affecting research in the UK higher education sector. We will take a research project through each stage of the life cycle at Oxford, from the idea through to final reporting, highlighting the support offered to researchers, key units (and the linkages between them), procedures, systems and further opportunities to learn more.

It is an interactive session tracking the life of a research project (including the up and downs) with opportunities for questions, hypotheticals and group discussion. Speakers will include representatives from Research Services, Research Accounts, and an academic department.

Learning outcomes

Participants will gain an overview of:

  • the research funding environment and Oxford context
  • the organisation of research administration at Oxford
  • the support offered to researchers at each stage of a research project
  • what research support is like 'on the ground' and the important roles various people play in facilitating research at Oxford
  • resources and sources of support to assist them in their roles

Other options

This is an introductory session. Participants may also be interested in attending the sessions on research grant applications: understanding the process at Oxford, research contracts, financial management of research awards, and research awards and associated personnel administration.

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