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IT Provisions in Support of Research - UCISA Community of Practice Workshop 

At the end of the workshop, discussions from the day were summarised and participants discussed topics for future community of practice events. The summary is now available

1000   Arrival and refreshments    
Welcome, introductions and scene setting
Peter Tinson, UCISA and Alison Clarke, University of Nottingham

Background/context. An overview of the purpose of the session, specific objectives & a run through of the agenda.

What IT services do researchers need?
Tom Rodden, Professor of Computer Science, University of Nottingham
What should form the basis of a well-founded IT lab – the researcher’s perspective

What services do you currently provide for Researchers?
Simon Price, Academic Research IT Manager , University of Bristol and Chris Parry, Erin Snyder, Dave Burgess, IT Partnering team, University of Nottingham
University of Bristol and University of Nottingham overview of current services and challenges:
• IT staff skills requirements
• Helping researchers to realistically cost IT in research bids
Bristol presentation
Nottingham presentation
1230   Lunch    

What shifts in research & technology are you seeing?
Facilitated by Erin Snyder and and Julie Turnock, University of Nottingham
Workshop to explore:
• What challenges are you experiencing in supporting researchers from an IT perspective?
• What new IT capabilities will Universities need to develop to successfully support researchers

Presentation for
both facilitated sessions

Core service elements and costings for research bids
Facilitated by Erin Snyder and and Julie Turnock, University of Nottingham
Workshop to explore:
• What services should be free at the point of use for Researchers?
• What extras should be included within research bid costings?
1445   Closing remarks
Peter Tinson, UCISA
Summarise, wrap up & next steps for the Community of practice
1500   Coffee and networking
An informal close to the day & an opportunity to speak to colleagues

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