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Research Forum

Research Forum is a meeting of all of the Chairs of Departmental Research Committees and occurs c. four times a year.

Meetings are timed to coincide with Central Research Committee so that feedback can occur between the two. While we hope that these meetings will have an informal atmosphere and minutes will not be taken, important information will be discussed and wherever possible it is ideal that someone from each department, if not the Chair of DRC, will attend.

Where possible, meetings are timed to align with meetings of the York Research Administrators' Forum, and key topics discussed at Research Forum will also be on the agenda of YRAF, where appropriate.


Meetings will be held around campus and suggestions for potential venues are welcomed.  Please email Tracy Dancer with invitations to use your department.

Email list

If you are not receiving emails about Research Forum and you think you should, or if you've ended your term as Chair of the DRC, please let us know.


  • Would breakout groups to discuss topics with your peers be useful?
  • Would you prefer to meet in broad subject areas on occasion?
  • Is there something you need to know about that would be more appropriate for us to invite an external visitor?
  • Do you want to hear from other University service departments?

Suggestions for future topics or formats would also be welcomed. Please contact Tracy Dancer with suggestions.

 Who to contact

2017/8 meeting dates

  • Friday 6 October 2017
    1.30 - 5pm
    Venue: HG/21, Heslington Hall
    Topic: Induction for new DRC Chairs

  • Friday 24 November 2017
    10am - 12noon
    Venue: BS/104, Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

  • Thursday 8 February 2018
    2 - 4pm
    Venue: HG/21, Heslington Hall

  • Monday 14 May 2018
    2 - 4pm
    Venue: HG/17, Heslington Hall