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.
|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
|Professor David Barnett (Arts and Humanities)|
|Professor Patrick Doherty (Sciences)|
|Professor Matthew Festenstein (Social Sciences)|
|Professor Karen Bloor|
Associate Director, Research and Enterprise
|Head of Research Excellence Training||Dr Karen Clegg|
|Secretary & Minutes||
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)
6 December 2018, 10:30-12:00
26 February 2019, 09:00-10:30
29 May 2019, 09:00-10:30