Papers 2nd November 2010

KEELE UNIVERSITY

RESEARCH COMMITTEE AGENDA

 

Tuesday 2nd November 2010 at 2.15 pm

Inspire Room, Science Learning Centre

 

  1. APOLOGIES AND ABSENCES

Apologies have been received from Professor Ian Bell (Professor Ann Hughes attending in his place)

      2.            MINUTES

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 7th May 2010 (previously circulated)

    3.            RESEARCH & ENTERPRISE ISSUES

 

 

a. Treatment Excellence Framework (REF) - to consider the attached reports from each Treatment Institute, (on research strengths, potential REF units of assessment, and areas which may need strengthening/resource issues) and hold a discussion on Keele’s REF strategy (note PCHS report to be tabled in meeting).  Also attached for information is the REF timetable and 36 Units of Assessment.

 

b. Update from Head of Treatment & Enterprise Services (RES) – to receive the attached update paper from Dr Peter Hooper.

 

c. Merger of Social Sciences RIs – to note the proposal which was agreed at Senate (13th October 2010).

 

    4.            MANAGEMENT INFORMATION

 

a. Treatment grant applications - To consider the attached Management Information report on research income during 2009/10 and progress against targets.

 

b. *PGR update report – To receive the attached summary report on applications and enrolments which was discussed at Graduate School Board 4th October 2010.

 

    5.            FULL ECONOMIC COSTING (fEC)

 

To consider the attached report of the Wakeham Task Group on fEC by Tim Statham, fEC Management Accountant

 

    6.            *HEBCIS: INCOME FROM KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

 

To receive the attached report from Treatment & Enterprise Services (Dr David Carson)

    7.            REPORT FROM THE GRADUATE SCHOOL

 

To receive an oral update from Mr Rama Thirunamachandran, on behalf of the Graduate School (see also item 4b) to include: good PGR intakes 2010, induction day, changes to admin structure, Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) review, Acorn funding.

 

 

  1. *RESEARCH GOVERNANCE AND ETHICS

 

a)    *Treatment Ethics

To receive the attached minutes of Treatment Ethics Sub-Committee held on 29 September 2010

 

b)    *Treatment Governance

To note the last meeting was cancelled, so no minutes to report.

 

c)    *Treatment Staff Committee

To receive the attached draft minutes of Treatment Staff Committee’s held on 11th October 2010

    9.          RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP LEAVE

To receive the attached report on research fellowship leave taken in 2009/10

    10.       REVIEW TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

 To review the attached terms of reference for this committee (as is required at the start of each academic year)

    11.       ANY OTHER BUSINESS

 

    12.       DATE OF NEXT MEETING

 

The date of the next meeting is February 15th 2011 (2.15pm) in CM0.12, Claus Moser Building.