Outcome 5

Locate their research activities within wider contexts

Examples could include:

  • Contextualising research activity within research groups/teams, departments and schools/faculties, institutional research strategies
  • Understanding the role/functions of Research Councils and other funding bodies
  • Appreciating the nature of interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary research
  • Awareness of the requirements of the Research Assessment Exercise
  • Familiarity with relevant government policies and strategies.

Outcome 6

Utilise a range of specialist knowledge/skills related to their research practice

Examples could include:

  • Knowledge of sources of research funding eg UK/European agencies and bodies
  • Developing research proposals
  • Writing grant applications
  • Costing applications for external research funding
  • Use of specialist equipment techniques to support research practice
  • Enhanced skills in using PC packages/C&IT/e-search
  • Application of advanced research methodology.

Outcome 7

Demonstrate how their research is informed by relevant legal and ethical considerations

Examples could include:       

  • Copyright/intellectual property rights
  • Patent protection
  • Spin-off companies
  • Ethical codes of practice
  • Health and safety legislation
  • Data protection.

Outcome 8

Disseminate outcomes of their research

Examples could include:

  • Conference presentation skills
  • Writing for publication e.g. journal articles, conference papers
  • Developing a research publications strategy including locating appropriate publishers, selecting appropriate journals
  • Delivering in-house seminars
  • Communicating effectively with the media
  • Disseminating findings in ways suited to different audiences.

Outcome 9

Undertake self-management and/or leadership activities appropriate to their research role

Examples could include:

  • Planning a research project
  • Team leadership
  • Developing and managing a research group
  • Managing budgets
  • Human resources management
  • Time management
  • Negotiation skills
  • Supervisory practice for research staff/PG research students
  • Quality monitoring and assurance systems
  • Risk management.