RESEARCH COMMITTEE

AGENDA

Tuesday 27th November 2012 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 11th September 2012.

 

3. MATTERS ARISING

To review the attached actions list from the meeting held on 11th September 2012.

 

 4.            CHAIR’S REPORT

To receive an oral report from the Chair including:

  • HEFCE QR RDP funding 2013/14
  • PGR Intake
  • Open Access – Research Councils Block Grant
  • UUK Briefings on Cyber Security and Security-sensitive research
  • HEFCE Review of TRAC

 

5.            Research Excellence Framework (REF)

 

5.1  REF Survey of Submission Intentions

To consider the attached final draft response to HEFCE of the survey of submission intentions (to be submitted by 4th December).

 

5.2  REF Strategy

To receive oral updates from RI Directors/Deans on current preparations across RIs and Units of Assessments (including progress of any external reviews)

 

5.3  REF Code of Practice and Unit of Assessment submission groups

To receive an oral update from the Chair on Keele’s REF Code of Practice and progress with Unit of Assessment Submission Groups.

 

6. Keele Beyond 2015 – Research and the REF

To consider the attached discussion document regarding the communication strategy for the outcome of the Unit of Assessment submission groups to RI Members.

 

6. Keele Beyond 2015 – Research and the REF

To discuss the attached briefing of Research issues for beyond 2015 resulting from the UEC and SMG Away Days, and identify the key issues to be considered by UEC, SMG and at the Council Away Day in April 2013. 

 

7. Open Access and Research Council Block Grant

To receive the attached RCUK Policy on Open Access and an oral report from Paul Reynolds, University Librarian on the recent Research Librarians’ Conference, and discuss the block grant from the Research Councils to help with implement the RCUK Policy.

 

8. Recent research grant awards

To receive the attached paper on recent research grant successes

 

9.            Report on Research Leave taken in 2011/12

To consider thereport on research leave taken in 2011/1 which will be circulated under separate cover.

 

10.         Update from Head of Research & Enterprise Services

To receive an oral update from Dr Hooper regarding Research and Enterprise Services.

 

 

RESEARCH STUDENT MATTERS

 

11. Graduate School Board Minutes

To receive the attached minutes of the Graduate School Board held on 8th October 2012.

 

12.         Postgraduate Research Students report

To receive an oral update from the Chair on PGR matters.

 

13. *Research Student Liaison Committee

To receive the attached minutes of the meeting held on 23rd October 2012.

 

 

14.         *SUB COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

a) *Research Ethics

To receive the attached minutes of the meeting of the Research Ethics Committee held on 10th October 2012.

 

b) *Research Governance

To receive the attached minutes of the meeting of the Research Governance Steering Committee held on 18th October 2012.

 

15.         Any Other Business

 

16.         Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Research Committee will take place on Tuesday 12th February 2013 in the University Committee Room, Claus Moser Building.