Research Professional Demo Session – Training


Oxford Research Services have arranged for a representative of to hold divisional ResearchProfessional demos for the MPLS division. is the online research funding information service to which the University subscribes, and so all current Oxford staff and students with a valid email address can use this service. It is an invaluable resource in locating funding opportunities that fit your individual needs and can be used to create subscriptions for when new calls arise. This is ideal for Oxford post-graduates/post-doctoral staff, academics/contract researchers, research support staff, and anyone else interested in finding research funding in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences.

The event is free, but participants will need to register via the link below.

Date: Monday 20th April 2015
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm
Location: Large Lecture Theatre, Plant Sciences, South Parks Road (map).

To register for the event – Click Here


CRUK Oxford Symposium – Event


The 4th Annual Cancer Research UK (CRUK) symposium has been arranged, giving opportunity to showcase the breadth of activity across the Centre in Oxford, and highlight the cross-departmental or interdisciplinary partnerships supporting translational cancer research. Speakers will showcase their collaborative research in Oxford across a range of cancer related paired talks, making it a valuable day for all involved.

The Symposium is an ideal venue to network, and often sparks new opportunities for partnership. It provides a platform to highlight younger scientists through poster competitions, alongside presentations from Centre-funded students.

Registration for the Centre’s Annual Symposium is exclusive to Centre members, and registration for tickets, which includes access to the evening reception, is free. To participate in the day, 300 word Abstracts are requested covering Research background, methods, results, conclusions, acknowledgment of sources of funding or any conflicts of interest.

Date: 5th June 2015
Time: All Day
Location: Mathematical Institute – Oxford

To find our more about the symposium – Click Here
To register to attend – Click Here

Online Research Database Service (ORDS) – Training


The Online Research Database Service (ORDS) is a is a new service for researchers based at the University of Oxford, having been developed in-house by IT Services. It is a free, centrally supported service for University of Oxford researchers and their collaborators, designed to make it easy to create, edit, search, and share research databases online.

The ORDS is a web-based, cloud-hosted service. It enables easy collaboration, as multiple editors can work on a single database. Access controls enable project owners to choose who has permission to do what. Besides creating databases from scratch, researchers can also import existing data from Access databases, from spreadsheets, or from SQL database files, enabling old data to take on a new lease of life. Data in the ORDS can be exported in common formats for analysis, sharing and archiving.

A training course is being held by IT Services to offer advice as to how to get the most out of this service:

Date: Monday 16th February 2015
2pm until 5pm
Location: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

To find out more – Click Here
To sign up for the training – Click Here

Research Leadership Training Programmes – Events


Two external Research Training events have been organised by the “Leadership Foundation”, and will be occurring in Birmingham and Edinburgh during the late spring. These programmes are highly focused and practical, with learning outcomes linked to the application of key leadership and management skills:

Research Team Leadership
Thursday 30th April – Friday 1st May 2015
Where: Birmingham
Description: This programme is designed to develop an individual’s skills as a research team leader, at a time when they may be new to leadership. The two-day programme has the added value of developing a community of leaders who can share and debate research issues together.
Who is it for? This programme is for lecturers, senior lecturers or readers, who have recently been appointed as principal investigators or who are currently leading small research teams.
Cost: £1095 non-member price
Application Deadline: Friday 24th April 2014
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Leading Research Leaders
Thursday 7th May – Friday 8th May 2015
This programme is designed to develop your ability to address the challenges involved in leading other research team leaders and of managing significant research projects. On this programme you will have the opportunity to practice some of the essential skills required for this role, reflect upon your personal approach to research leadership and exchange ideas with colleagues engaged in a similar role. 
Who is it for?
This programme is for research active academics who are likely to have significant operational leadership responsibility, in addition to their own role as a research team leader.
Cost: £1250 non-member price
Application Deadline: Wednesday 15th April 2015
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To find out more about the programmes – Click Here