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YRAF Symposium

The symposium is open to all University of York staff who support research in departments, faculties and centrally.

Facilitated by Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange in collaboration with other support services this is an opportunity to share valuable expertise, gain updates in topics pertinent to supporting research and to meet colleagues.

2022 Programme and Slides

YRAF Symposium agenda (PDF , 21kb)


Worktribe Masterclass (PDF , 878kb) - Erin McWilliams & Simon Johnson

Generating Interest in Industry Engagement and Engineering Serendipity (PDF , 1,233kb) - Rachel Curwen

Contracts Essentials (PDF , 269kb) - Rebecca Borgan & Emma Turner

Audit - who does what; which documents and who keeps them - Emma Montgomery

Introduction to Commercialisation in Research (PDF , 956kb) - Luke Souter

Export Control (PDF , 167kb) - Andrew Taylor

2019 Programme and Slides

The Spring Symposium took place on Tuesday 9th April and was open to all research support staff.

Welcome - Jenny Gilmartin Welcome (MS PowerPoint , 702kb)

Supporting aspirations (URC aspirations and research themes), monitoring income trends (income data) and reporting research success (REF) - Rachel Curwen, Jenny Gilmartin and Anna Grey First Session Slides (MS PowerPoint , 2,437kb)

Enterprise perspective (include KTPs, Spin out, KE)- what do support staff need to know - Amanda Selvaratnam Knowledge Exchange (MS PowerPoint , 563kb)

What we need to know about Funder Audits - Phil Wiles and Gemma Moy Funder Audits (MS PowerPoint , 7,571kb)

Operational topics- an interactive group sessions

1.Ethics - facilitated by Jane Dalton and Zoe Clarke Ethics Case Studies (PDF , 137kb)

2. GDPR and IP/contracts- facilitated by Matthew Just and Jenny Searle

3. Open data/access and RDM - facilitated by Thom Blake and Lindsey Myers Sharing Research Data (PDF , 560kb)

4. Strengthening due diligence processes at York - facilitated by Alice Wakely

Watch the presentation.

2018 Programme and Slides

The Spring Symposium took place on Monday 16 April 2018 and was open to all University of York staff who support research in departments, faculties and centrally.

Topics covered were:

Session 1A: Finding Funding and Support

Rachel Curwen, Head of Research and Innovation Development Team and Vicky Oulton, Research Development Officer

Slides: Finding Funding and Support (PDF , 1,575kb)


Session 1B: FEC, Costing and Pricing

Jenny Gilmartin, Head of Research Services, Associate Director

Slides: Full Economic Costing (PDF , 2,537kb)


Session 2A: Ethics; or, Why we don’t blow up sheep

Alice Wakely, Research Strategy and Policy Officer and Phil Wiles, Grant Team Leader

Slides: Ethics (PDF , 1,261kb)

Quiz: Ethics Quiz (MS Word , 20kb)VAT handout (MS Word , 18kb)


Session 2B: Contracts and Tenders

Matthew Just, Intellectual Property and Legal Manager

Slides: Contracts and Tenders (PDF , 976kb)


Session 3A: International/GCRF

Katherine Benson, Global Partnerships Manager and Melanie Macrae, Team leader RCUK

Slides: International_GCRF (PDF , 2,140kb)


Session 3B: VIP

Matt Cox, Insurance Officer, Jess Markham, Assistant Insurance Officer and Rob Hunt, Assistant Director of Finance & Head of Procurement

Slides: VIP (PDF , 3,768kb)

Handout with answers: VAT handout (MS Word , 18kb)


Session 4A: EC and US Federal Funding

Belen Rebollo-Garcia EU R and D Team Leader, Alice Wakely, Research Strategy and Policy Officer and Phil Wiles, Grant Team Leader

Slides: EC and US Federal Funding (PDF , 562kb)


Session 4B: HR Services

Matt Ramm and Kari Methven, HR Services

Slides: HR Contracts and Appointments (PDF , 445kb)


Session 5A: Data Management Plans

Janette Colclough, Research Support Manager and Jenny Mitcham, Digital Archivist

Slides: Data Management Plans (PDF , 1,022kb)


Session 5B: Grant Reporting

David Barrett, Research Systems Manager and David Hudson, Research Grants and Contracts Team Leader

Slides: Grant Reporting (PDF , 184kb)Impact Uncovered (PDF , 1,960kb)


Session 6A: Impact Uncovered

Helen Jones, Research Impact Manager A and H and Chris Charlton-Mathews, Research Impact Manager Sciences

Slides: Impact Uncovered (PDF , 1,960kb)


Session 6B: Outputs and Outcomes

Thom Blake, Research Support Librarian and Anna Grey, Research Strategy and Policy Manager

Slides: Outputs and Outcomes (PDF , 2,503kb)