Research training events

  • These events are of particular interest to research staff at Brookes.

    Upcoming events

    • Managing a research grant project - Part of "Your First Three Years"

      18 March 2020
      This session looks at how to manage an externally-funded research grant project, including the roles and responsibilities of the Principal Investigator in recruiting, managing and developing research staff and the who and where of post award support

    • Consultancy - An introduction for researchers

      22 April 2020
      Consultancy is the application of research knowledge and expertise to deliver impact for clients, and can take a variety of forms. This introduction will explore what consultancy looks like in practice, why do it, and some of the key issues to consider. It will be an interactive session which aims to build your understanding of how to develop your consultancy offer, and the support and information available. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED To be delivered by Juliet Bligh, Knowledge Exchange Support Manager, RBDO. This session includes lunch.

    • How to Run a Successful Conference

      14 May 2020
      This training event for research-active staff will include a detailed session from Oxford Brookes Venues on how to run a successful conference at OBU. This will cover when to use the Venues service, dates to avoid, available spaces on campus, costing an event and all the considerations which need to be taken into account when planning to host a conference. Prof. Peter Edge (HSS) will also be speaking on inclusive conferences and there will be a Q&A panel, chaired by Prof. Susan Brooks (Director of Researcher Development), comprising academics representing all Faculties, who have successfully organised research conferences. To secure your place, please register using the booking form at the link below.

    • University Research Induction - Part of "Your First Three Years"

      10 June 2020
      A re-run of the Autumn 2019 event for new researchers unable to make the first date, or who started later in the academic year.

    • Introduction to Sequencing Data Analysis

      Introduction to Sequencing Data Analysis

      27 August 2020
      Day 1 and 2 will be workshops on generic computational skills for biologists who have little to no experience in R and/or the Linux environment and would like to gain further skills in these areas. Day 3 will be end-to-end tutorials on analyzing RNAseq and ATAC-seq (or ChIP-seq) data

  • Further training

    There's a wide variety of additional training on offer around Brookes.


    Vitae is the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers. Oxford Brookes has a membership with Vitae and full access to a wide range of services. Further information can be obtained from the Research Training Co-ordinator, Susan Brooks.

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