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Essential research management

Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 from 09:45 to 16:00

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
AMRC member charity   more info Ended £127.50 £0.00
AMRC member charity second delegate   more info Not Started £87.50 £0.00
Non-member Ended £318.75 £0.00

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Event Details

A one-day training workshop on the fundamentals of research management for new research administrators and research managers.

Who's it for?

New research managers and grant administrators working at AMRC member charities and for research staff at charities new to AMRC. 

What we'll cover

  • Awarding grants - the AMRC principles of peer review
  • How medical research charities make those principles work in their organisations
  • The importance of working to a research strategy  
  • Involving patients and the public in research 
  • Methods for research and impact evaluation
  • Research and impact communications 
  • You’ll also get a chance to meet others working in your field, and become part of our network of research managers and administrators.

Key aims

  • You will gain a good understanding of the core principles and stages of research management at AMRC member charities.
  • You will learn from speakers from member charities how those principles work in practice so that you can gain practical advice on issues relating to research management.
  • You will have the opportunity to network with people working at other charities and with AMRC staff.

Full Agenda

  • 9.45am

    Registration and refreshments




    Networking session

    Session 1: The theory of peer review


    AMRC principles of peer review

    Andy Clempson - Senior Research Policy Manager, AMRC

    Suzanne Rix - Research Data Officer, AMRC


    Questions and discussion panel


    Refreshment break

    Session 2: Strategy and peer review in practice


    Why charities need a research strategy

    James Cusack – Research Director, Autistica


    Peer review in practice

    Leanne Reynolds -  Head of Research, Pancreatic Cancer UK


    Questions and discussion panel



    Session 3: Public and patient involvement in research

    Chris Macdonald - Research Involvement Manager, Arthritis Research UK and member of the Shared Learning Group on involvement in research

    Maureen Grossman - Patient Insight Partner, Arthritis Research UK


    What is PPI, why is it important and how can medical research charities involve patients.


    Workshop session on PPI in Practice


    Refreshment break

    Session 4: Research evaluation and communications  


    Evaluating research impact

    Rachel Burden - Research Data Analyst, AMRC


     Research and impact communications

    Emily Burns - Research Communications Manager, Diabetes UK


    Wrap up: Final questions and discussion


    Concluding remarks


    Programme concludes


Cancellation policy

  • You can request a refund though your Eventbrite account.
  • Credit cannot be transferred between events, you may cancel and book on a different event.
  • If you cancel more than 10 working days before the event, we will issue a full refund.
  • If you cancel less than 10 working days before the event, we will issue a partial refund and charge you £50.
  • Please note, if the order was placed more than six months ago, your card details will no longer be stored with Eventbrite. AMRC can issue an offline refund, which will incur an admin fee of £50.


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Charles Darwin House
12 Roger Street
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 from 09:45 to 16:00

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Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)

AMRC is the national membership organisation of leading medical and health research charities.

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