Want to find out more about the REF and what it means for you as a Sussex researcher? Concerned about your own intellectual property and how it’s affected by the move to digital? Keen to engage the public with your research but not sure where to start?
The lunchtime seminars will take place fortnightly from 31st January 2012, and there will be a further opportunity to continue the discussion in sessions facilitated by the Research Hive Scholars the week after each seminar
The seminars are held in the Library meeting room on the second floor and include a sandwich lunch and some time to meet other researchers before the speakers begin.
31st January 2012 – REF 2014: the Sussex perspective
The introduction of the REF has caused controversy and concern amongst the UK research community. What do quality, impact and environmentreally mean and how will they be assessed? This seminar will update you on Sussex’s progress and provide an opportunity to discuss some of the issues with researchers from across campus.
Chair: Jackie Cassell, Professor of Primary Care Epidemiology, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
- Ian Carter, Director of Research and Enterprise
- Cynthia Weber, Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange, School of Global Studies
- Rupert Brown, Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange, School of Psychology
14th February 2012 – Copyright in the digital age and what it means for you as a researcher
Are copyright restrictions hindering your research? Confused about what is and isn’t legal? Interested in how you can share and collaborate using Creative Commons licenses? Naomi Korn, an expert in copyright in Higher Education, will provide an overview of copyright issues and discuss ways in which researchers stay informed.
- Naomi Korn, Copyright expert and consultant
28th February 2012 – Increasing the impact of your research through public engagement
The research impact agenda raises important issues about the relevance of university research, although research byUniversities UK (UUK) in 2011 showed that fewer than one in five people appreciated universities’ wider social impact.
How can we demonstrate the relevance and importance of our research to the public? Hear two high profile Sussex researchers talk about their experiences and discuss this with others from across campus.
Chair: Jon Mitchell, Reader in Social Anthropology, Global Studies
- Sally Jane Norman, Director of the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
- Winfried Hensinger, Reader in Quantum, Atomic and Optical Physics
13th March 2012 – Terraforming: the changing landscape of our research environment
Three researchers at different stages of their research careers will give their own perspectives on the current and future research environment before we invite everyone to join the discussion. How far do different generations of researchers agree in their view of the research environment?
Chair: Liz Thackray, Research Hive Scholar and doctoral researcher
- Bob Allison, Pro-vice Chancellor (Research) and Professor of Geography
- Further speakers tbc