Task 6 A 1- Quantitative and qualitative analysis of EU funding and organisational participation

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Subtasks

Subtask 1 - Gathering and summarising National data

Subtask 2 - Gathering and summarising organisational Success Rates

Subtask 3 - Reporting on internal/organisational performance

Related skills and competences

Description of the Task

  • Gathering and summarising National data
  • Gathering and summarising organisational Success Rates
  • Reporting on internal/organisational performance
  • Monitor success rates

Skills

Key Skills required to be able to effectively complete the task

  • Collect and collate data of research performance indicators to provide accessible reports to senior management team
  • Monitor and provide information to researchers and management
  • Provide 'up-to-date' information about research funding performance to colleagues
  • Accuracy - attention to detail
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses of organisational data
  • Analytical - Analyse data based on previous year's performance

Competencies

Key Competencies required to be able to effectively complete the task

Competence Detailed description
Regional research landscape Monitor and provide information to researchers and management/leadership level of regional (incl. national) research act, strategies and regulations
International research landscape Monitor and provide information to researchers and management/leadership level of international (EU) research act, strategies and regulations
Dissemination and Public Engagement/popularisation/ media Identify needs and possibilities for research dissemination and public engagement, support the process
Research marketing, promotion, commercialisation Identify the core research marketing initiatives undertaken by the university and key target markets; Identifying and understanding a client base; Supporting the process of research commercialisation
Analyzing research data Continuously collect correct and relevant data to produce reports
Service organisation and delivery Collect and collate data and ensure that the return is complete and returned by the deadline
Quality assurance Ranking/Benchmarking Monitor the quality of research upon its objective comparison with absolute standards and measures of performance Supporting the process of research benchmarking within the Higher Education sector
Contributing to research policy and strategy Support the implementation of research policy and strategy and gather intelligence to help develop research policy and strategy
Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) Collect and collate data of research performance indicators to provide accessible reports to support institutional and national research evaluation, support the process
National/international regulations Monitor and provide information to researchers and management/leadership level of national, regional and international research act, strategies and regulations
Documentation/Working with Information Systems Collect and collate documents, data and provide accessible reports to support institutional and local decision making
Collaboration/Networking Identify need and possibilities for collaboration and networking with other research institutions; collect and collate information of collaboration
Role, development and history of the profession Develop systems and processes to implement the research support service strategy, and monitor Key Performance Indicators
Regional research landscape Make recommendations in institutional acts, strategies and regulations making process to ensure compliance with national and regional ones
International research landscape Make recommendations in institutional acts, strategies and regulations making process to ensure compliance with international ones
Information dissemination Develop systems and processes to collect and disseminate information; disseminate information
Analyzing research data Analyze research performance indicators (incl. bibliometrics) and see the relevant relations, give input for strategic planning
Service organisation and delivery Oversee systems and staff to ensure that a high-quality return is produced
Quality assurance Ranking/Benchmarking Develop systems and processes to monitor key performance Indicators and benchmark
Contributing to research policy and strategy Develop operational plans to implement research policy and strategy and ensure that the institution is meeting its legal and quality assurance obligations
Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) Develop systems and processes to collect research performance indicators; managing the process of RAE
National/international regulations Make recommendations in institutional acts, strategies and regulations making process to ensure compliance with national, regional and international ones
Research environment/infrastructure/ Faclities and equipment Analyse the needs and possibilities of improving the research environment, giving recommendations to leading level
Documentation/Working with Information Systems Monitor the effectiveness of institutional management of documents, information systems and initiate changes as required
Collaboration/Networking Analyze the needs for institutional research collaboration and networking in all the fields

Role, development and history of the profession Develop the research strategy and promote research support to the institution

Regional research landscape Develop research strategy in relation to regional strategies to maximise research funding and quality
International research landscape Develop research strategy in relation to international strategies to maximise research funding and quality
Information dissemination Develop guidelines to collect and disseminate information; disseminate information
Analyzing research data Use the relevant data/analyses in strategic planning
Service organisation and delivery Ensure that the institution responds to issues arising from the statutory return process
Quality assurance Ranking/Benchmarking Develop strategic plan for research quality assurance
Contributing to research policy and strategy Lead institutional research policy and strategy and promote the institutional research agenda
Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) Develop guidelines for RAE; following the results of RAE to define strategic directions/actions to improve research quality and volume
National/international regulations Develop research strategy in relation to national, regional and international strategies to maximise research funding and quality

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