Research information and reporting at UoW

Hello, I’m Abel Tesfai. I work in the Research Environment and Scholarly Communications team within the R&KE Office as the university’s Research Information Support Officer. With all the conversation ongoing around REF data, I wanted to take the opportunity to explain how we handle and manage research data, why we do so, and what your …

Recognising Research Integrity

University of Westminster is committed to developing, enhancing and sustaining research good practice through research that is of the highest quality and ethical standards. In other words, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of research integrity. Many of us have an understanding of research integrity but building a culture of integrity grounded in …

Two Experiences of REF ‘From the Other Side’

The results of REF 2021 will be published on 12th May. In advance of this, we caught up with two Westminster researchers who sat on REF panels this year, Roland Dannreuther and Ian Locke. Each share an interesting insight into the other side of the REF process. Roland Dannreuther is a Professor in the School …

UKRI Equality Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Consultation

On 4th March, 30 colleagues from across the University met to discuss the implications of UKRI’s new strategy, and to feed in to our institutional response to their call for consultation on the document. UKRI’s strategy is underpinned by their ambition to create a research and innovation system where: Everyone feels included, is heard, respected …

RKEO Grant Writing Group Programme

From October to March, the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office ran its inaugural grant writing group programme. In collaboration with experienced researchers from across the University, five workshops were held, aimed at equipping researchers with the tools and support they need to submit a large grant to a main funder. Our aim was to enable …

Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey (CEDARS) 2021

The CEDARS (Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey) – What is it and why is it important?   The University is running the Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research survey this April. Designed in collaboration between Vitae, researchers and researcher developers across the HE sector in the UK, CEDARS seeks to gather …

Early Career Researcher Mentoring Circles

In the last academic year, the University piloted a new initiative for early career researchers in the shape of mentoring circles. One circle per college, comprising 8-10 mentees and 2 mentors, met four times throughout the year with topics set in advance for each meeting ranging from getting work published, networking and collaborating to researching …

Westminster to Run VITAE Culture, Environment and Development in Academic Research Survey (CEDARS) from April to May.

CEDARS is a new, national survey from Vitae which seeks to gather anonymous data on the working conditions of researchers and their managers, as well as on career aspirations and opportunities for career development. The new survey integrates key questions from the CROS (Careers in Research Online Survey) and PIRLS (Principal Investigators and Research Leaders …