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Researcher Development Programme 2015–16RISs

View all workshops in the programme here.

How to search for research funding: Wednesday 16 December, 10.00am–12.00pm

Open access publishing and REF:  Thursday 17 December, 11.00am–12.00pm

Research data management: Wednesday 13 January, 2.00pm–3.00pm

Research data and information governance: Wednesday 13 January, 3.00pm–4.30pm

Intellectual property when working with business: Tuesday 19 January, 2.00pm–4.00pm

Using fellowships to build your research group or career: Wednesday 20 January, 1.30pm–4.30pm


Ethics Briefing – Pedagogic Research

30 November 2015, 11am-1pm, Portland Building, 0.41

This workshop is open to all but will be of special interest to dissertation supervisors.  It is a response to the growing number of applications for review of research involving students as either participants or researchers, where this research might contribute to staff projects and publications. David Carpenter, University Ethics Adviser, will give a presentation followed by Q&A. Please contact, to register your place and with any questions.


The Creative Network

10 December 2015, 5.30pm–7.30pm, Innovation Space

Do you work in a creative profession in Portsmouth or the local area? Would you like the chance to meet other creative people?

The Creative Network is a group of creative professionals who meet to share ideas and information about their creative businesses and interests.  From portraits to pottery, new ventures to expert advice, the Creative Network provides a stage for anyone and everyone within our community to talk, listen, and collaborate with other creative minds.

Join us now and get creative…

Click here to book your place or find out more about the event.


H2020 2016/17 Work Programmes approved

The H2020 work programmes for the next two years have been approved and the first calls are now opening.  All of the work programmes can be found on the Participant Portal or alternatively the main work programmes can also be found in this GoogleDrive folder that is accessible when logged into your university Google account. If you are interested in developing an application to any of the H2020 calls, please contact Phoebe Allman-Burt, Research Grants Officer, in the first instance so that further information and guidance can be provided. In addition, an EU Funding Day will be taking place on 10 February 2016 (programme of activities to be confirmed). Email:, extension: 6232.


Launch of NIHR Fellowships Programme 2016

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) are pleased to announce the launch of Round 9 of the NIHR Fellowships Programme 2016.

Applications are invited from individuals working in any sector or scientific discipline who propose to undertake people or patient-based clinical and applied health research at an institution based in England or Wales.

The deadline for applications is  1pm on Wednesday 20 January 2016.

For details of the competitions, and for links to more information about the programme and how to access the online applications form – click here.

For further information or enquiries please contact the fellowships team on

Please liaise closely with the Research Design Service when developing any application for the NIHR. You can contact the RDS team directly on, or register a request for support on their website


A good read: the elements of a successful application for ethical review of research

Wednesday 2 December, 12.30pm3.00pm

This is a basic research ethics training session aimed primarily at members of our ethics committees.  The objective is to help reviewers navigate the new application form, which will be launched across all faculties by the time of the session. The session will assist those engaged in the ethical review process to identify and explore key ethical issues.  Staff intending to complete and submit a proposal for ethical review are equally welcome.

Book a place for this event here.


The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network call is now open with a deadline of 12 January 2016.

This scheme is a great way for a network of organisations (academic and non-academic in different countries) to recruit PhD students. There are two out of three strands that are particularly of interest to us:

European Training Network (ETN) – this is the classic ITN and requires a minimum of three organisations in three EU Member States or Associated Countries (MS/AC). The researchers do not need to be enrolled on a PhD (but usually they are) but must move country to take up the position. A maximum of 15 PhD students can be recruited across the network.

European Industrial Doctorates (EID) – this is great if you have a non-academic partner in another MS/AC and is more akin to the research council CASE studentships. The minimum consortium must include one academic organisation and 1 non-academic organisation. Researchers recruited must be enrolled on a PhD and must move country to take up the position. With only two partners, a maximum of five PhD students can be recruited, but if there are three or more partners this increases to 15 PhD students.

For those who are interested in developing an application for this coming round, please get in contact with Phoebe Allman-Burt (extension 6232 / email


New Round of the Research Development Fund has opened

Delivery of the University Research and Innovation Strategy objectives will need to be underpinned by the establishment of strong, high quality and sustainable external research and innovation collaborations with academic and non-academic partners, nationally and internationally, for the purposes of:

  • Producing quality publications
  • Securing external research and innovation income

On this basis, the purpose of the 2015/2016 RDF competitions is to:

(1) Focus funding for projects which support the development of external collaborations aimed at delivering quality publications and income based around a defined project rather than for network or consortium development.

(2) Enable Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to undertake projects that could lead to external funding applications via submission to funding routes open only to ECRs.

Awards of up to £25,000 can be applied for. This new RDF competition opened on October 21st 2015 with a closing date of February 25th 2016. All applicants are required to attend an RDF workshop (repeated on several dates during Oct-Dec) in order to be eligible to apply. Please book a workshop place here.

Documents relating to this call (Application form, Guidelines and the FAQs) can be found here.


Using Pure to enhance your research profile

The Portsmouth Research Portal was launched in July. This dedicated website for University of Portsmouth research displays content from the University’s research information management system – Pure.

The Portsmouth Research Portal provides a publicly accessible and fully searchable interface, which will promote our excellent research to a wide audience. The Pure database provides a powerful tool for collating research information and offers researchers the opportunity to add content such as publications, research projects, positions of esteem and research activities – enhancing visibility and making available information to generate CVs and for reporting purposes.

With each member of academic and research staff able to manage their own portal profile and content in Pure, Research & Innovation Services are running one-to-one drop-in sessions on Wednesday afternoons to give an overview of Pure’s content type and functionality.

To book a one-to-one or for any further information please email (sessions will last approximately one hour).


ESRC Early Career Social Scientist Survey

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have launched a survey aimed to highlight how they could develop its support for postdoctoral social science researchers.

Survey respondents should be early career researchers and those who have recently graduated with a doctorate in the social sciences, working in academia and beyond.

Click here to find out more about the survey or take part.


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Join the Researcher’s Network Online Community!

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Association of Research Ethics – Newsletter

As part of our subscription to the Association for Research Ethics (AfRE), all University staff have access to the monthly AfRE newsletter, training programme and online guidance.

To subscribe to the e-newsletter, simply go to their homepage, click their newsletter link and then select the subscribe tab at the top left and follow the instructions.

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