Making the Most of The Research Risk Profiler

by | Jan 17, 2024 | End-to-end processes, Reporting, monitoring and audit, Uncategorised | 0 comments

The Research Risk Profiler – Usability Testing

In early February, the team who support The Research Risk Profiler (RRP) will be hosting two workshops to evaluate its usability for early-career researchers, academics and professional services colleagues.

The team are looking for a diverse pool of volunteers with a range of experience in developing research projects to join these workshops. The aim is to obtain user feedback on the tool and how it can be further developed and improved. Anyone joining the entire session will be eligible for a £20 Amazon gift voucher.

You do not need any prior experience of using the RRP tool.

About the workshops

The workshops will take place on-campus. Register at the below link and select either of the following dates to participate:

  • Tuesday 6 February, 2-4pm, Humanities, Bridgeford Street Building, computer cluster 2.2
  • Thursday 8 February, 10am – 12pm, Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, computer cluster 2.1

Reserve a place here:

During the two-hour session, participants will be supported by RLP colleagues to complete the profiler and complete an online survey to record their responses. During this time, there will be plenty of opportunity to offer feedback about how it works and what developments would increase its usability and usefulness.

You can find out more about the Research Risk Profiler, and access it, here:

About the Research Risk Profiler

The 15-minute questionnaire is an important tool, allowing researchers to model a range of risk profiles when setting up their research project and signposting them to specialist support.

The aim is to mitigate against identified risks in a timely and efficient way. This can help your project proposal to be approved for submission to your chosen funding body without unnecessary delays.

Researchers who collaborate with overseas organisations, will find the tool particularly beneficial so if you fit this category, we strongly encourage you to participate.

It is particularly useful to early career researchers who may not yet be familiar with all aspects of Trusted Research. It also has value for experienced researchers as it is updated to reflect changes in policy and procedures by the University.

Speaking about the Research Risk Profiler last year Colette Fagan said:

“The Research Risk Profiler is a tool that will help researchers, at any stage of their academic career, to navigate the potential pitfalls of a changing funding and legal landscape quickly and easily. Investing just a few minutes at the start of a project has the potential to save weeks further down the road.”

Case Study

You can read more about the practical applications of the Research Risk Profiler in a short case study.

In this piece Dr Polyanna Bispo, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, talks about the  benefits of using the RRP when preparing a grant submission for the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme.


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