Important research information Important research information

  • Each Faculty has an Associate Dean for Research  who works to support the development of the research environment and who are members of the University's Research Executive, Chaired by our Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Enterprise and Engagement.  
  • Your Faculty has appointed a Research Staff Coordinator (RSC), who is there to provide information and advice on the support available to you at a local (subject specific) and university level.
  • UEA has a Code for Research Staff which "provides a set of principles and aspirations for the employment and treatment of research staff at UEA."
  • UEA also has a Code of Practice for Employment and Career Management of Research Staff, which sets out the University's provisions and guidelines Research Staff on Fixed Term Contracts. 
  • UEA's Codes are informed by National and European Policies relating to the training and development of Research Staff, specifically the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.
  • UEA has developed it's own 2012-2014 Concordat Implementation Plan outlining how the University supports the personal, professional and career development of its research staff, in accordance with the Concordats' principles.
  • In September 2012 UEA was awarded the 'HR Excellence in Research' badge by the European Commission in recognition of the commitment made by the University to implementing the principles of the Concordat.  As a condition of the award a two-year internal assessment of progress against the original 2012 Concordat Implementation Plan was carried out by the Research Staff Working Group and a progress report produced.  The Revised Concordat Implementation Plan 2014-16 will be used to guide UEA strategy regarding the employment and development of research staff over the next two years.
  • UEA is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises, celebrates and disseminates good employment practice for women working in STEMM subjects (science, engineering, technology, mathematics and medicine) in higher education and research. UEA has a Bronze Award at an Institutional level and is now working towards the Silver award in some Schools.
  • UEA has a Research Staff Working Group, which meets four times a year.  This is preceded by the Research Staff Skills Development Group.
  • The University's Research and Innovation Services (RIN) supports the life cycle of research and enterprise activity. There are RIN project officers and other staff supporting the different Schools and Faculties.
  • Cue East (Community University Engagement) can help researchers with Public and Community Engagement.
  • The Library provides Research Support, of particular benefit to Research Staff.  This includes a team of Faculty Librarians
  • General information about employment is available from Human Resources (HR), along with information specific to Research Staff.
  • The Centre for Staff and Educational Development has a full programme of training and development for all staff.  There is a dedicated page specifically for Research.
  • Careers and Employability provides support, guidance and training to make the most of your career development 
  • ResNet is a contact, support and information network for all women working in research at UEA, the Institute of Food Research, the John Innes Centre and the Sainsbury laboratory
  • Women Researchers Enterprise Forum (WREF) is sponsored by the Norwich Business School, Careers Centre, ResNet Research and Business Services & UEA Entrepreneurs. Email to join the mailing list.