Update on the Research Networking and Collaboration project
What’s happened so far?
The research networking and collaboration project (Project E) recently held their first series of workshops to get feedback and ideas on systems and tools and ways of working to support the research community at the University. These workshops were aimed at researchers, PGRs, and PS staff supporting research, of which over 30 people attended.
Attendees joined the workshop by video call and collaborated via shared workspaces canvases to take part in workshop activities. The workshop activities were built on the idea generation tasks participants were asked to take part in via ‘Well Sorted’ in the weeks leading up to the workshops.
Our next steps
The project team will use the feedback from the workshops to summarise and analyse the key themes, which will allow them to identify priorities and implement plans for new releases, training packages and communication updates for the research community. This will also feed into the project’s activities and business cases for the next 12 months.
During the workshops feedback was captured on what has been working well while remote working and the team will ensure that this feedback will be passed on to the relevant departments in the University.
While these workshops were specifically aimed at researchers and research support staff, we will be running events in the future to support specific tools and training needs in the research community. We would also like to work with a number of research groups to develop case studies to share with other groups and approaches to networking and collaboration, along with any lessons learned.
Continuing on from the first series of workshops last month, we will be holding another session in June to gather input from academic staff, early career researchers and PGRs as well as PS staff who support research communities to help shape the future of networking and collaboration.
You can register to attend via the Eventbrite link below.