Course Details

Induction for Contract Research Staff

Event Description



1 October 2015

25 February 2016

16 June 2016



9.15 am - 4.00 pm


Designed for:

All newly appointed research staff in the University




Welcome and Introduction


Research in Queen's:

Queen's Research Strategy

Research funding and the Research Assessment Exercise


University policy, expectations and responsibilities for contract research staff


UCU Respresentative


Training and career development opportunities available for contract research staff


Research Ethics


Lunch (provided)

Planning your research career


Professional development for Queen's researchers



"Excellent event, sends a very positive message to new staff that they are welcomed and supported"


Aims/Aimed at


This induction is an occasion for welcoming research staff to Queen's and, in some instances, to the community.  It is designed to facilitate the transition of new members of staff to their posts in Queen's and to briefly look at some of the main issues in the University relevant to research staff.

This full-day induction introduces issues related to research policies and opportunities at Queen's for contract research staff.  It addresses such items as Queen's Research Strategy, Research funding, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the research staff training and development programme.  The afternoon session will focus on planning your research career and professional development whilst at Queen's.

You may have been in your new job for a time before the next available event but it is considered to be an essential part of your orientation into the University.

Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff

Booking URL: Queen's Online
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Central Induction Events, Effective Researcher Programme
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Induction, Welcome, Development, Career, Professional, Support, Resources

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601