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RICON 2016

Published on: 23 Nov 2016 - 10:11:25
Authors: Melanie Knight, Richard Hudson, Gwynfor Jones, Patricia Hart, Naomi Halloran, Liz Robinson, Gillian Callaghan, Angela Davies, Jeff Sorrill
DOI: 10.15131/
Categories: Uncategorized
Tags: RICON 2016, RICON, research support, Research Support Services
Research & Innovation Supporters' Conference – 14 June 2016.
The University of Sheffield Octagon Centre.

On 14 June 2016 we ran a one-day conference in the Octagon Centre that was designed specifically for professionals who support research and/or innovation activities – for professionals based in academic departments, in faculties, in Professional Services and in research centres and institutes.

At the time this was a new initiative, the purpose of which was threefold:
  • To Increase awareness and understanding of our ambition and strategic direction on research and innovation within a challenging climate, and the critical contribution that individual professionals make and need to make to this
  • To share and increase knowledge throughout the R&I professional community – of respective roles, perspectives, systems, processes, topics
  • To increase a tangible sense of belonging to a wider community

The three themes
There were three underlying themes of the conference:
  • Big Picture & Strategy – How professionals can help with the transformation of strategic R&I ambitions
  • Managerial & Operational – Technical and operational dimensions, for example new R&I support systems and processes, impact, public engagement, PGR, scholarly communication
  • Professional Development & Wellbeing – For example, how to be productive not busy, collaboration and culture change

The full programme of events can be found here.

See also the RICOM (Research and Innovation Community) website and Google community, RICOMmunity.

The changing landscape for research policy and funding

Presentation by James Wilsdon on 23/11/2016 10:24:12
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Working across boundaries to achieve greater impact

Presentation by Gary Reed on 23/11/2016 10:24:07
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Development of the University’s approach to REF 2021

Metadata record by John Derrick on 23/11/2016 10:23:55
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The role of professionals in helping the University to realize its R&I ambitions

Presentation by Malcolm Butler et al on 23/11/2016 10:23:40
238   24    

Our future direction as a world-leading research intensive university

Presentation by Richard Jones on 23/11/2016 10:23:37
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RICON 2016 - Introduction and Programme

Fileset by Melanie Knight et al on 23/11/2016 10:23:33
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