Research Excellence Training Steering Group 

The Research Excellence Training (RET) Steering Group was established in order to provide strategic oversight and a steer for the work of the Research Excellence Training Operations Group (RETOG). It will ratify decisions made by the RETOG and provide steer on priority areas in line with institutional objectives and the University research strategy. A key function of this oversight group will be to actively champion RET work and to effectively communicate information to and from relevant groups.  The group will suggest individuals who can assist with delivering the support and training for all those engaged in or who support research (research staff, academics, research administrators and PGR students). The group will also identify possible external partners such as funding agencies who can assist with the agreed RET workplan.

The Steering Group is chaired by the PVC-for-Research and comprises 7 members who will ensure alignment with YGRS activity for PGRs and with the Concordat and Athena Swan initiatives.

The first meeting of the Group took place on 10 February 2017. 

Membership

RoleStaff name
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research (Chair)

Professor Deborah Smith

Dean of the York Graduate Research School (YGRS)

Professor Tom Stoneham

Representation from Faculty Research Groups

Dr Kate Giles (Arts and Humanities)
Professor Patrick Doherty (Sciences)
Professor Matthew Festenstein or nominee (Social Sciences)

Research Champion

Professor Karen Bloor

Deputy Director, Research and Enterprise

Jenny Gilmartin
Head of Research Excellence Training  Dr Karen Clegg
Secretary & Minutes

Josie Bramhall

ToR and organigram

Terms of reference

The RET Steering Group will:

1. Prioritise activities for the RET Ops Group and provide a steer on priority areas in line with institutional objectives and the research strategy

2. Actively champion RET work and ensure that there is effective communication about activity within and between departmental and faculty groups as appropriate.

3. Provide intelligence about people who can assist with delivering the support and training for ART and PGR students and identify possible external partners such as funding agencies

4. Where appropriate, identify colleagues who can be co-opted to the RET Operations Group to progress particular areas of the RET workplan (for example the ECR Mentoring Group)

 

Governance organigram

RET Governance organigram (MS PowerPoint  , 35kb)

Future meetings

Future meeting dates and times

Monday 16 October 2017, 14:30-16:00, H/G19 Heslington Hall

Wednesday 14 February 2018, 10:00-11:30, TBC

Monday 18 June 2018, 13:00-14:30, TBC

Meeting minutes

Minutes from previous meetings