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Papers 2nd November 2010
RESEARCH COMMITTEE AGENDA
Tuesday 2nd November 2010 at 2.15 pm
Inspire Room, Science Learning Centre
- APOLOGIES AND ABSENCES
Apologies have been received from Professor Ian Bell (Professor Ann Hughes attending in his place)
To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 7th May 2010 (previously circulated)
3. RESEARCH & ENTERPRISE ISSUES
a. Research Excellence Framework (REF) - to consider the attached reports from each Research Institute, (on research strengths, potential REF units of assessment, and areas which may need strengthening/resource issues) and hold a discussion on Keele’s REF strategy (note PCHS report to be tabled in meeting). Also attached for information is the REF timetable and 36 Units of Assessment.
b. Update from Head of Research & Enterprise Services (RES) – to receive the attached update paper from Dr Peter Hooper.
c. Merger of Social Sciences RIs – to note the proposal which was agreed at Senate (13th October 2010).
4. MANAGEMENT INFORMATION
a. Research grant applications - To consider the attached Management Information report on research income during 2009/10 and progress against targets.
b. *PGR update report – To receive the attached summary report on applications and enrolments which was discussed at Graduate School Board 4th October 2010.
5. FULL ECONOMIC COSTING (fEC)
To consider the attached report of the Wakeham Task Group on fEC by Tim Statham, fEC Management Accountant
6. *HEBCIS: INCOME FROM KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER
To receive the attached report from Research & Enterprise Services (Dr David Carson)
7. REPORT FROM THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
To receive an oral update from Mr Rama Thirunamachandran, on behalf of the Graduate School (see also item 4b) to include: good PGR intakes 2010, induction day, changes to admin structure, Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) review, Acorn funding.
- *RESEARCH GOVERNANCE AND ETHICS
a) *Research Ethics
To receive the attached minutes of Research Ethics Sub-Committee held on 29 September 2010
b) *Research Governance
To note the last meeting was cancelled, so no minutes to report.
c) *Research Staff Committee
To receive the attached draft minutes of Research Staff Committee’s held on 11th October 2010
9. RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP LEAVE
To receive the attached report on research fellowship leave taken in 2009/10
10. REVIEW TERMS OF REFERENCE
To review the attached terms of reference for this committee (as is required at the start of each academic year)
11. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
12. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The date of the next meeting is February 15th 2011 (2.15pm) in CM0.12, Claus Moser Building.