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Leiden Research Support Conference

Monday 27 September 2021 - Wednesday 29 September 2021
Online, on site (PLNT) en hybrid
PLNT Langegracht 70
2312 NV Leiden

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What does research support involve? Time to learn from each other!

At the Research Support Conference on 27, 28 and 29 September, we are offering research support staff and any other interested colleagues interactive workshops in the area of grant advice, data management, privacy and project management. There will also be speed dates, network lunches and much more. And the good thing is: you can choose the sessions that meet your needs.

Explanation workhops

09:30 - 11:00 - Find your way in the world of research support 09:30 - 11:00 (English)

Introducing the ins and outs of the Research Support Portal: exploring the process before, during and after your research. We’ll show you the website and guide you through various ways of finding relevant subjects. How do you experience this journey? Explore with us and try for yourself! 

09:30 - 11:00 - Proces jaarrekening: what's in it for me? (Dutch)

Welk effect hebben mijn projectwerkzaamheden op de jaarrekening? Daar krijg je in deze verhelderende interactieve sessie antwoord op! We nemen je in vogelvlucht mee door het jaarrekening proces. Ook word je zelf aan het denken gezet met prikkelende vragen.

11:00 - 12:00 - Sharing Best Practice Lab 1: waar domeinen samenwerken (Dutch)

Stel, je werkt aan een ingewikkeld vraagstuk en hebt input nodig. Bijvoorbeeld op het gebied van financiën, privacy of ICT. Hoe pak je dat aan? En wat kun je leren van de gemaakte blunders van anderen? Of heb je een succesvolle aanpak op het snijvlak van expertisegebieden? Deel jouw ervaringen met collega’s!

13:00 - 14:00 - Opening of the Leiden Research Support Conference (English)

A strong collegial network  is becoming increasingly important for professional practice within the field of research support. Our panel will explore the different types of networks, the national and international context, and the University strategy with our Rector Magnificus Hester Bijl. The session will be hosted by Christian Jagersma, Chair of ARMA NL.  

14:15 - 17:00 - Building communities: creating a toolkit together (English)

How would you define your community, and do these characteristics indicate the kinds of tools you need to help it flourish? During this practical workshop we’ll look together at the Leiden communities we are part of, or that we support, and consider what tools and solutions are needed to help those communities efficiently communicate, develop, and evolve. 

09:15 - 10:00 - How Luris Supports Knowledge Translation (English)

Luris is the Knowledge Exchange/Technology Transfer office for Leiden University. But what do they do? And how can they help in translating research into impact? Working through real cases we will together uncover ways of getting research from all different disciplines out of the university and into society. 

09:30 - 12:00 - How to deal with the changes in the funding landscape (English)

Everyone can read the call texts and rules for funding. Reading between the lines, however, can be more challenging. This online session in combination with some background reading is intended to strengthen your knowledge about every grant type and empower you to guide researchers, even the know-it-alls, to success. 

12:30 - 14:00 - Ethics committees: framework and boundaries (English)

An ethics committee reviews, informs, monitors and occasionally even rejects research proposals. Ideas about ethics committees can vary considerably. In this workshop we will explore the framework and boundaries of our activities in order to define our place in the research cycle.

12:30 - 14:00 - Grant XL reviewed part 1 (English)

All members of the Grant XL network are invited to renew their connection and make a start with creating an effective network that fits the current needs. Together we are going to explore what we need and how we can help each other to give the best possible support to researchers. 

14:15 - 15:15 - Open access: publishing your institute's policy in a nutshell (English)

Leiden researchers can publish their work in many ways and places. With so much choice, how can authors choose how and where to publish? In the coming months institutes will be producing policy guidelines to answer these questions. Come find out what it takes to help authors get on the right publishing track. 

15:30 - 16:30 - Everything you always wanted to know about data management but were afraid to ask’ (English)

What is data management about? What should researchers and support staff know? How is support organised within the University? In this session we’ll try to answer these urgent questions and more. And you’ll start searching for answers yourself in Professor Hutseephluts' office. If you dare…. 

10:15 - 11:15 - Including digital privacy & security in your research (English)

In an ever-changing digital landscape, how can you keep your research safe from privacy and security risks? In this talk Max van Arnhem (Privacy Officer at the Faculty of Humanities) and Nina Elzinga-Langeveld (Security Officer at the Faculty of Humanities) will give you some tips & tricks and some guidance on how to become risk aware in the digital era. 

11:30 - 13:30 - Behind the scenes of legal support (including lunch) (English)

At this moment our scientists are probably working on their research, writing publications or maybe looking for ways to fund their research. To them, putting a contract in place may seem like just a legal formality. In today’s workshop we will demonstrate why that’s not the case and how to illuminate this to our scientists. Contracts are not merely there to eliminate risks and/or provide certain protection, contracts also serve the higher purpose of creating possibilities and enabling collaborations. In this workshop we will use examples from practice to demonstrate certain risks and what kind of protection the contracts can offer. We will provide you with tools to learn how to recognize the different contracts and associated risks and how to explain this to our scientists. We don’t need you to be the legal, that’s our job! We do want you to feel empowered.

13:15 - 14:15 - Sharing Best Practice Lab 2: Communities & Communication (English)

For those who work together with colleagues and would like to learn from others how to communicate within a network or community. It doesn’t matter whether you are already part of an established network. Do you have a newsletter for internal or external partners? Share your best practices, failures and brilliant ideas with others. 

14:30 - 16:00 - Research support as a profession: Create your own career (English)

Are you working on any form of research support? From financial controller, to subsidy advisor or project manager, your role has become an integral part of research funding at Leiden University. Join us to find out more about the profession of Research Manager and Administrator (RMA) and to explore career perspectives. 

14:30 - 16:30 - How to train researchers to think about impact in their research proposals… (English)

Most research proposals now require the inclusion of some type of research impact plan, this workshop will train research support staff in facilitating the writing of impact plans with researchers with examples from the NWO and European Commission.

16:00 - 17:00 - Network event for data management support (English)

All members and support staff interested in the network are invited to finally meet in person and discuss the practicalities and realities of delivering data management support across the University.  

16:00 - 16:30 - Grant XL reviewed part 2 (English)

All members of the Grant XL network are invited to renew their connection and make a start with creating an effective network that fits the current needs. Together we are going to explore what we need and how we can help each other to give the best possible support to researchers. 

Questions about the conference?

Contact Jasmijn Mioch via j.mioch@bb.leidenuniv.nl

Leiden Research Support

The conference is part of the Leiden Research Support programme (LRS). Read more.

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