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York Research Administrators Forum

The York Research Administrators Forum (YRAF) was established to promote thoughtful, sustained interaction among research administrators from academic departments, research labs and centres, and central administration to enhance communication, foster effective working relationships and allow sharing of best practice among all research administrators.

YRAF meetings play a key part in disseminating procedural, funder and operational changes, sharing information on the funding environment and also in helping prioritise areas for development and facilitating group working on developments. 

Previous Meetings

Below is a list of past and future meetings, including date, location, topics and documents available for download.

Meeting information

  Topics and documents

3rd Feb 2017

10am - 12noon

H/G21

Topics: SYGMA/Worktribe, New Staff Research pages, REF Consultation, Researchfish, Falling Walls

Notes:YRAF Notes 03.02.17 (MS Word  , 16kb)

Presentations:

Project SYGMA presentation (MS PowerPoint  , 721kb)

New Staff Research Page presentation (MS PowerPoint  , 117kb)

Research Forum presentation (MS PowerPoint  , 1,161kb)

Researchfish Presentation (MS PowerPoint  , 499kb)

Falling Walls Presentation (MS PowerPoint  , 556kb)

 

26th Oct 2016

9.30am - 11am

H/G21

Topics: Impact & Knowledge Exchange, Open Access & REF, Risk & Due Dilligence, SYGMA

Notes:YRAF Notes 26.10.16 (MS Word  , 9kb)

Presentations:

Impact & Knowledge Exchange presentation (MS PowerPoint  , 276kb)

Open Access & REF (MS PowerPoint  , 492kb)

Risk & Due Diligence presentation (MS PowerPoint  , 75kb)

21st Jul 2016

2pm-4pm,

C/A/102

Topics: Global Challenges Research Fund, Project SYGMA Update, Learning Needs Analysis, RSPO Update

Notes:YRAF Notes 21.07.16 (MS Word  , 18kb)

Presentations:

RCUK GCRF ARMA presentation (PDF  , 891kb)

YRAF SYGMA Update 21.07.16 (MS PowerPoint  , 6,641kb)

LNA pres for YRAF 21.07.16 (MS PowerPoint  , 86kb)

Phys-Elec Training pres for YRAF 21.07.16 (MS PowerPoint  , 58kb)

27th Apr 2016

10am-12 noon, H/G21

Topics: Research Professional, RSPO Update, Research Grants & Contracts Update

Notes:  YRAF Notes 27.04.16 (MS Word  , 17kb)

Presentations:

Research Forum Update for YRAF 27.04.16 (MS PowerPoint  , 704kb)

SYGMA Update for YRAF 27.04.16 (MS PowerPoint  , 1,537kb)

21st Jan 2016

14.00-16.00, H/G21, Heslington Hall

Topics: Application Deadlines Update, Cyber Security, York Graduate Research Sch, Open Access & next REF Update

Notes:  YRAF Notes Jan 2016 (MS Word  , 19kb)

Presentations: 

Cyber Security YRAF Jan 2016 presentation (MS PowerPoint  , 609kb)

Open Access & the next REF presentation YRAF Jan 2016 (MS PowerPoint  , 192kb)

6th Oct 2015

10.00-12.00, H/G21, Heslington Hall

Topics: Open Access and the next REF, Inspiring Philanthropy, Research Champions, SYGMA Update

Notes: YRAF Notes 06.10.15 (MS Word  , 22kb)

Presentations:

Open Access Presentation Oct 2015 (MS PowerPoint  , 457kb)

Inspiring Philanthropy Presentation Oct 2015 (MS PowerPoint  , 945kb)

Research Champion Presentation Oct 2015 (MS PowerPoint  , 146kb)

Project SYGMA Presentation Oct 2015 (PDF  , 826kb)

7th July 2015

15.00-17.00, H/G21, Heslington Hall

Topics: Internal Peer Review, Changes to Application Deadlines, SYGMA Update, Google Apps

Notes: YRAF Notes 070715 (MS Word  , 33kb)

Presentations: 

Internal Peer Review (MS PowerPoint  , 398kb)

Changes to Application Deadlines (MS PowerPoint  , 272kb)

Project SYGMA Update (MS PowerPoint  , 153kb)

Google Apps (PDF  , 2,089kb)

24th Feb 2015

14.00-15.30, H/G21, Heslington Hall

Topics: Procurement changes, REF2014-2020, PURE developments, pFACT upgrade, SYGMA, Partner information & risk 

Notes:  YRAF Notes 240215 (MS Word  , 25kb)

Presentations:  

Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (MS PowerPoint  , 99kb)

PURE Update (MS PowerPoint  , 479kb)

SYGMA Project Update (MS PowerPoint  , 1,857kb)

5th November 2014

09.30-11.30, H/G21, Heslington Hall

 Topics: Research & Data Management, Research Computing Facilities, Estimating Staff time on projects, pFACT & Researchfish updates, Research Integrity & Impact

Notes:  YRAF Notes 051114 (MS Word  , 20kb)

Presentations:  

Research Data Management Policy (MS PowerPoint  , 776kb)

Research Computing Facilities (PDF  , 886kb)

Estimating Staff Time on Projects (MS PowerPoint  , 660kb)

17th July 2014

09.30-11.30, H/G21, Heslington Hall

Topic: Updates on RCUK Demand Management, White Rose Research Admin Forum & RGC Projects

Notes:  YRAF Notes 170714 (MS Word  , 21kb)

Presentations:  

Impact Presentation (MS PowerPoint  , 731kb)

Research Integrity & Ethics (MS PowerPoint  , 77kb)

19th February 2014

14.30-16.30, H/G21, Heslington Hall

Topics: Updates on White Rose Research Admin Forum, Grant Systems & RGC staff changes, Research Strategy, Funding Opportunities outside Europe & Group work on Funding Opportunities

Notes:  YRAF Notes 190214 (MS Word  , 21kb)

Presentations:  

Research Strategy & Policy (MS PowerPoint  , 638kb)

Research Grant Income from outside Europe (MS PowerPoint  , 762kb)

Joining YRAF

Anyone involved in research administration is invited to join YRAF by subscribing to the YRAF email list.  

The list is used to communicate any key changes and to co-ordinate quarterly YRAF meetings.

Who to contact

If you are not receiving emails about York Research Administrators Forum and would like to, please contact michelle.rowland@york.ac.uk

Meeting dates

Date & Time: Thu 27th April 2017, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Venue: H/G21
Topic: TBC