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Research Committee Agenda
RESEARCH COMMITTEE AGENDA
Tuesday 1st November 2011 at 2.15 pm
CM2.08 Claus Moser Building
1. APOLOGIES AND ABSENCES - Apologies have been received from Dr. Simone Clarke, Director of Planning & Academic Administration.
2. MINUTES - To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 10th May 2011 (previously circulated)
3. MATTERS ARISING
POLICY & STRATEGY ISSUES
4. Research Excellent Framework (REF)
4.1 REF: Update, Strategy and Issues
4.2 Keele University Code of Practice for submission of staff in the REF
To consider the attached draft with has previously been discussed by University Executive
Committee (18th October) and will be submitted to senate (30th November).
4.3 Research Institute for Social Sciences: REF, Staffing and Grant Issues
To recieve the attached paper from Professor Chris Phillipson
To receive the attached final response from Keele to this consultation (submitted to HEFCE 5th
To receive the attached University response to the consultation
To receive the attached proposed KPIs for Research to be used in annual HEFCE reporting and internal
monitoring and management of research
6. Research Strategy
To receive oral report from the Chair
To receive the attached paper from the Chair, which was approved at Academic Strategy
Sub- Committee (11th October)
8. Remote Location PhDs
To receive an oral update from the Chair on proposed initiatives to increase the number of
international research students through Remote Location PhDs.
To receive the attached report from the Research Governance Officer
10. EU Funding
To receive an oral report from the Chair in relation to EU funding, the West Midland European
Service and the UK Research Office day (12th October 2011), and to receive the attached notes
from WM European Service FP7 meeting (29th October), attended by Research & Enterprise Services.
To receive the attached Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) 2011-12 to 2014-15
Institutional Strategy from Dr Peter Hooper
To consider the attached Management Information report on research grant income, overheads
and performance against targets.
To consider the attached paper outlining recent research grant successes and grant applications.
RESEARCH STUDENT MATTERS
To recieve the attached minutes from Graduate School Board (3rd October 2011) and an oral
update from the Chair.
To consider the attached report on PGR submission rates, PGR application and latest enrolments data
To consider the attached paper which details proposed changes to the Code of Practice from
Graduate School Board (3rd October 2011), where it was discussed and recommended for approval.
The full revised version of the Code is available electronically from the Secretary.
17. Independent Chairs
To receive an oral update from the Chair and consider the issue of the number of Independent Chairs.
18. Research Student Liaison Committee
To receive an oral update from the Chair from the first meeting of the Committee held 18th October.
To consider the attached update report from Tim Statham, fEC Management Accountant
20. *SUB COMMITTEE REPORTS
To receive the attached minutes of Research Ethics Sub-Committee held on 12th October 2011, and
to note the proposed change to its terms of reference for this committee to also report to University
Learning & Teaching Committee.
To receive the attached minutes of Research Governance Committee held on 21st October 2011.
To receive the attached minutes of Research Staff Committee held on 28 September 2011.
To consider the attached revisions to the Research Committee terms of reference as part of their
22. Any Other Business
23. Date of Next Meeting
Tuesday 21st February 2012, at 2.15pm