RESEARCH COMMITTEE AGENDA

 

Tuesday 12th February 2013 at 2.15 pm

CM2.08 Claus Moser Building

 

 

1.            APOLOGIES AND ABSENCES
 

2. MINUTES
To approve the attached minutes of the meeting held on 27th November 2012
 
3. MATTERS ARISING
To review the attached actions list from the meeting held on 27th November 2012.
 
4.            CHAIR’S REPORT
To receive an oral report from the Chair including:
HEFCE Research Capital Funding – 2011/12-20014/15
HEFCE Review of TRAC
Research Supervisor Development Programme 2012/13
Open Access
Security-sensitive research and cyber security
 
5.            Research Excellence Framework (REF)
 
5.1  REF Strategy
To receive oral updates from RI Directors/Deans on preparations and progress across Faculties and RIs for each Unit of Assessment (submission groups, external reviews, Impact Case Studies, research environment narrative (REF5)).  A copy of the proposed REF timetable circulated before  attached.
 
5.2  General REF Matters
To receive an oral update on general REF matters.
 
5.3 REF Communications
To discuss the attached document regarding the communication strategy to be used to disseminate the outcome of the Unit of Assessment submission groups to RI Members.
 
6. Research Metrics Update
To receive the attached paper providing an update on research grant awards and applications and PGR numbers.
 
7. European Funding
To receive the attached paper regarding European Funding applications and forthcoming call deadlines.
 
8. Recent research grant awards
To receive the attached paper reporting recent research grant awards.
 
9.            QlikView Demonstration
To receive a presentation from Ann Diskin, Research Grants and Contracts Officer on the Research Funding screens available on QlikView.
 
10. HEFCE TRAC Return 2011/12
To receive the attached paper outlining the University’s TRAC Return for 2011/12.
 
11.         Update from Head of Research & Enterprise Services
To receive an oral update from Dr Hooper regarding Research and Enterprise Services.
 
12. HEBCIS Return
To receive the attached paper outlining the HEBCIS return for 2011-2012.
 
 
RESEARCH STUDENT MATTERS
 
13.         Graduate School Board Minutes
To receive an oral report of the Graduate School Board held on 4th February 2013.
 
14.       *Research Student Liaison Committee
To receive an oral report of the meeting held on 22nd January 2013.
 
 
15.         *SUB COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
a) *Research Ethics
To receive the attached minutes of the meeting of the Research Ethics Committee held on 23rd January 2013.
 
b) *Research Governance
To receive the attached minutes of the meeting of the Research Governance Steering Committee held on 18th January 2013.
 
16.         Any Other Business
 
17.         Date of Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Research Committee will take place on Tuesday 14th May 2013 in the University Committee Room, Claus Moser Building.