Research workshop series

Research workshop series

The Macquarie Research Workshop series features presentations on areas of research within the university, developing your grant applications, track record, publications strategies, etc.

Following is the current schedule for the 2018 workshop series. Please note that additional workshops may be scheduled throughout 2018. Further details will be advised closer to the date of each individual workshop.

All welcome, no RSVP required.

For any further information on the workshop series please see Upcoming Workshops

Schedule

DATE / TIMESUBJECTVENUESPEAKER/S

MARCH

Wednesday
7 March 2018

12.30pm - 2pm

Identifying Potential Partner Organisations and Developing a Plan to Involve External Partners in your Research

About: Identifying potential partner organisations requires an understanding of the potential “market” for your research and the particular dynamics of working with non-academic organisations. Unless you are lucky enough to be approached, making a start can often seem like a daunting challenge. This session outlines a variety of ways to find potential partner organisations and how to approach and engage with the ones most likely to be collaborative and funding prospects for you and your research

Senate Room C8A, 16 Wally's Walk, room 310 Research Partnerships Managers and leading academic guest speakers

Friday
23 March 2018

09:00 - 17:00

Introduction to Health Economic Evaluation

About: The Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) will be running a short introductory course on Health Economic Evaluation. The course will introduce attendees to key concepts used in the economic evaluation of health care interventions and programs, and how this information can inform policy decisions.

Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy, Sydney, NSW 2109  

MAY

Wednesday
2 May 2018

1.30pm - 3pm

Discussing Research Ideas with Non-Academic Partners

About: For most non-academic partners, research is a means to an end; a way to improve products or services provided by their organisation or the stimulus to innovate to introduce new ones. This session explores ways to discuss your ideas that helps to surface the motivations and drivers of partners. It covers ways to generate partner confidence and interest in your research capabilities and current project interests that will increase the likelihood of progressing to the project scoping stage.

Senate Room C8A, 16 Wally's Walk, room 310 Research Partnerships Managers and leading academic guest speakers

Wednesday
2 May 2018

2.30pm - 3.30pm

OSP 2019: The Practicalities

About: The Outside Studies Program (OSP) is an opportunity for academic staff to focus on research for an uninterrupted, extended period and produce both short- and long-term outcomes. This seminar will discuss the planning, managing and returning from OSP stage.

Senate Room C8A, 16 Wally's Walk, room 310 Prof David Coutts (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Wednesday
30 May 2018

12pm - 1pm

Developing your 5-year research plan

About: Hitting any mid- and long-term research and career goals is impossible if you don't know what they are. This seminar discusses how you can identify what you want to do, and how you can plan to give yourself the greatest chance of hitting your targets.

12 Wally's Walk, E7A, level 8, room 801
Assoc Prof Andrew Barron (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

JUNE

Tuesday
12 June 2018

1:30pm - 3pm

Crafting an effective ARC rejoinder

About: This workshop will provide strategic advice to 2019 ARC Discovery Project and DECRA applicants on what to include in your rejoinder, pitfalls to avoid, suggested structures, as well as examples from rejoinders where the grant was successfully funded.

Senate Room C8A, 16 Wally's Walk, room 310 Dr Ross Hill (Research Services)

Friday
22 June 2018

12.30pm - 2pm

Developing a Competitive ARC Linkage Project Proposal

About: This seminar will provide strategic advice to Macquarie University researchers who are planning on submitting an ARC Linkage Project in 2018 in the continuous round. The presentation will detail how to develop your project description, articulate Partner Organisation alignment and contributions, and report on the ROPE of personnel.

Senate Room C8A, 16 Wally's Walk, room 310 Dr Ross Hill (Research Services)

JULY

Wednesday
4 July 2018

12.30pm - 2pm

Developing  Pitches and Proposals for Industry, Government and Not-for-Profit Partners

About: Industry, government and not-for-profit partners request or accept proposals for funding in an infinite variety of formats. This session covers the essentials of developing these proposals from brief capability and concept “pitch” stage documents to complex and highly customised full proposals that are developed in close consultation with a member of the funding partner organisation.

Senate Room C8A, 16 Wally's Walk, room 310 Research Partnerships Managers and leading academic guest speakers

Wednesday
18 July 2018

12.30pm - 2pm

How to Prepare for an Early Career Research Fellowship: Track Record Building During your PhD

About: This workshop is targeted at current PhD candidates and will provide information and advice on how to apply for an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and a NHMRC Investigator Grant. Scheme objectives, selection criteria, eligibility, application process and past success rates will be presented for both schemes, as well as guidance on what type of track record applicants will need to be competitive.

Senate Room C8A, 16 Wally's Walk, room 310Dr Ross Hill (Research Services)

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

Wednesday
5 September 2018

12.30pm - 2pm

Budgets, Intellectual Property and Publication Negotiations for Partner-Funded Research

About: This session covers the costing and pricing of research projects in accordance with University policy and with an eye to securing partner funding. It also outlines ways to ensure there is appropriate scope for the publication of findings and results. Examples of different types of budgets and costing and pricing methods, intellectual property arrangements and publication rights terms and conditions will be discussed.

Senate Room C8A, 16 Wally's Walk, room 310Research Partnerships Managers and leading academic guest speakers

OCTOBER

Wednesday 10 October 2018

1:30 - 3pm

Introduction to the ARC DECRA Funding Scheme


About: This workshop will provide general background information on the ARC DECRA funding scheme. Early career researchers who have not applied for ARC funding in the past will benefit and are strongly encouraged to attend. The workshop will cover eligibility, ARC and MQ funding, the application process and structure, assessment process, and research support services available to applicants.

12 Wally's Walk, room 801 Dr Ross Hill (Research Services) and Dr Joanne Dawson (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

NOVEMBER

Wednesday
7 November 2018

12.30pm - 2pm

Research Agreement/Contract Essentials for Partner Funded Research Projects


About: Agreements and contracts formalise the rights and obligations between parties to enable them to maximise benefits and mitigate risk. This session provides an overview of the main types of research agreements and contracts used for partner-funded projects. It then highlights the important terms and conditions that researchers need to be aware of. Lastly, it explains the central roles of Research Services, the Office of Commercialisation and Legal Office staff in the contract negotiation, drafting, review and sign-off process

Senate Room C8A, 16 Wally's Walk, room 310Research Partnerships Managers and leading academic guest speakers
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