ISTM resources and activities for members

ISTM Seminar Series

The ISTM runs a number of open seminars throughout the course of the academic year.  Some seminars feature invited external speakers, while others are provided by internal staff. All seminars are open to all staff and Post Graduate students. 

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The ISTM runs a Seminar Series each year for our MSc students featuring speakers from universities across the UK and also including Keele University speakers
Current programme: Please click here to view. These seminars are usually held once a month on a Wednesday lunchtime at the Guy Hilton Research Centre Seminar room.

All staff and students are welcome to attend.

ISTM Health & Safety

ISTM health and safety procedures can be accessed at ISTM Health & Safety Documents


Research Governance and Good Practice

Keele's Research Governance Toolkit provides key information and guidance for researchers wishing to undertake research that involves human subjects, their data or bodily material, animals or sensitive types of desk based research.  The following three documents are particularly important for researchers to be aware of:

Code of Good Research Practice                   

Research Governance Information Leaflet   

Research Misconduct Procedure    

Research Institute committees

The Research Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine is managed by its

Its laboratories at Hartshill are managed by the 

Research in campus-based labs is managed through regular meetings and standing items on the agenda of site-specific committees in the

Keele Publications Database

Books The Keele Publications Database uses 'Symplectic' to automatically update publications shown on staff profile pages, according to the preferences set. This also provides the data used for preparing for REF2021, and connects to the Keele Publications Repository to enable easy downloading of many publications by readers.

To approve new publications, make changes to settings and set up connections to the Repository for individual outputs, internal Keele users should log on at: 

Keele Directorate of Research, Innovation & Engagement (RIE) can give details on how to use the Publications Database and the Publications Repository.

ISTM Research Training (PhD, MPhil, DM)

ISTM Research Training documents for students, supervisors and advisors can be accessed at Student Training Documents.

Research Funding opportunities

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Keele staff have access to the subscriber service provided by Research Professional.  This offers funding opportunity notifications that can be tailored to individuals' needs and a comprehensive daily research policy news service. Contact RI Manager Mark Smith or Keele Research Support, Directorate of Engagement and Partnerships, for details and user guide.

Research Institute Fellowships

ISTM invites RI Fellowship applications every year from full members with academic teaching and research contracts, through the central Keele ILAS Institute Fellowship scheme.  Details and application form are available at the Keele Institute Fellowship Scheme pages.

Keele ACORN studentships

ACORN_wikivoc_free_image_180x180 Keele ACORN funding has been in place since 2007 and is designed to increase quality and quantity of postgraduate research students by encouraging RIs to generate external funded PGR studentships.  Across Keele as a whole, ACORN provides support for almost 100 PGR students.  ACORN provides a contribution to the cost of a typical stipend and fees, provided that the remainder is sourced elsewhere, including Research Council training account allocations, external grants, commercial sponsorship and self-funded students.  Applications are always made by the prospective supervisor, with a named student candidate.  

All ISTM PGR student support is allocated through an annual competition, called in December and with a closing date in early March. Outcomes are announced in mid April. For full details please contact PG Director Prof Paul Horrocks or PG Administrator Miss Zara Richards.

For a list of ISTM's student projects supported by ACORN awards please see: