Help shape our Research IT Strategy

We’re giving you the opportunity to help shape our Research IT Strategy.

Following last week’s announcement about our plans for delivering Research IT for the future, we’re keen to hear your views.

External consultancy partner, Red Oak, has been working with nominated academics from each of our faculties to understand the range of Research IT users and how we can best support them. 

To date, Red Oak has met with more than 80 colleagues, encapsulating their feedback in a series of 12 researcher profiles. We believe these cover all the different types of Research IT activities and requirements, but we need your help to verify this.   

We’d like you to share your feedback on how well each of these profiles represents you and your research. The survey, which will only take about 15 minutes to complete, simply asks you to rate how closely you identify with each profile, together with the opportunity to add additional comments.  

For those who’d like the opportunity to supply further feedback, we’re also hosting a series of small online group sessions – running from Monday 11 to Tuesday 19 October – to collect your views about particular areas of Research IT. 

But this won’t be your last chance to get involved. We will be running a series of open meetings later in the year to share feedback and to discuss the themes identified through the consultation. We’ll share the final version of the approved strategy next year.

Professor Nick Plant, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation, said: “Research IT is crucial for us to achieve our goal of being at the heart of the global research community, delivering fundamental, impactful and sustainable research.

“Many thanks in advance for your support and input to this important piece of work, which will shape our plans for the future of Research IT systems and infrastructure across the University.”

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