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National Research Technical Professional Network Event 2022

"Enhancing Research Culture"

6th-7th June 2022

Registration link:

We are pleased to announce our second event for Research Technical Professionals, which is a two-day one based on 'Enhancing Research Culture'. The programme is below and features presentations, seminars and training workshops on the below topics, as well as a chance to network and socialise with your technical community:

Schedule (6th June 2022)


10:00-10:25 Registration and coffee

10:25-10:30 Welcome and introduction to the day (Dr Chris Waldron, WASC) (Lecture Theatre)

10:30-11:30 What is Research Culture and The Position of RTPs Within the Research Landscape (presentations and panel discussion with funders) (Lecture Theatre)

11:30-11:45 Coffee


Parallel Sessions:

11:45-12:45 Introduction to LEAF, and Lab Sustainability Practices Panel Discussion (Presentation by Dr Martin Farley, UCL and panel featuring sustainability champions) (SCA 41)

11:45-12:45 Attracting, Developing and Retaining RTPs (Discussion panel chaired by Dr Sarah Bennett, Warwick and Dr Michelle Jackson, MI TALENT) (Lecture Theatre)

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Break


Parallel Sessions:

14:00 - 16:30 Leadership Skills Workshop (delivered by Sandy Sparks, TALENT) (Lecture Theatre)

14:00 -16:30 Research “Café Culture” Session (group discussion and networking, delivered by Nicola Jones, Athena Professional) (SCA 41)

18:00 Dinner (all in-person attendees welcome)


Schedule (7th June 2022)


Parallel Sessions:

9:30-12:30 Research Data Management Workshop (delivered by the Digital Curation Centre) (SCA 41)

9:30-12.30 How to Market Your Facility Workshop (delivered by Ken Punter, Oppidium) (SCA 43)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break


Parallel Session 1:

13:30-15:45 Research “Café Culture” Session (Repeat of previous session) (SCA 41)

Parallel Session 2:

13:30-14:30 Best Practices for Equipment Sharing and Knowledge Exchange (SCA 43)

14:30-14:45 Coffee Break

14:45 – 15:45 Funding Outlook for RTPs from EPSRC and BBSRC (Presentation and Q&A)


15:45- Closing comments (SCA 41)

This will be a hybrid event at Scarman on the Warwick campus, with FREE registration for all, and FREE overnight accommodation for the first 50 in-person registrants. We have space for 100 delegates in-person and no limit online. An evening dinner will also be provided for all in-person attendees on the 6th.

For those attending online, individual Zoom links will be sent out 2-3 days prior to the event. If you require overnight accommodation, the event is being held at Scarman which has bed and breakfast accommodation - for convenience this would be our recommendation. Please get in touch if you need any travel/accommodation assistance.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Register Here!

6th-7th June 2022


University of Warwick