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31 January, 2018 - Consultancy skills

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This free four-day course is for research students and staff. It will help you broaden your professional experience and develop a set of transferable business-related skills. This workshop will focus on building entrepreneurial skills like idea-generation, problem solving, team-working and commercial awareness. Best of all you will be working with real businesses on their genuine commercial concerns as a part-time consultant Dates: 31 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Feb & 21 Feb 2018 (one day per week over four weeks - 9.30-5pm (each day).

Location: UCL BaseKX 103c, Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF

Contact: UCL Innovation and Enterprise

Email: entrepreneurship@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 February, 2018 - Research IT & Data Management drop-ins (Term 2)

Time: 10:00:00 - 12:00:00

These sessions are open to all research staff and research students and will be attended by someone from the Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the Research IT service areas. If you have any questions or problems related to the following areas, you should find someone there who can help: research programming, high performance computing, handling large datasets, Data Management Plans and much more. There’s no need to book, but we can make sure there’ll be someone there to help with your problem if you email rits@ucl.ac.uk ideally two days before the session. Researchers are encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are currently using software in their research. The sessions will also be a good opportunity to discuss research funder requirements, find out about services available at UCL and to get support with particular issues you are having.

Location: Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies South Wing UCL Main Building Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: The Research IT Services

Email: rits@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 February, 2018 - Introduction to Research Support and Integrity: course for PhD students (Terms 2 & 3)

Time: 14:00:00 - 17:00:00

This course is coordinated by Library Services, OVPR and the Doctoral Skills Development Programme. It is open to all PhD students, regardless of their disciplines or stage reached in their research project. Dates: 7 February, 21 March and 24 April 2018. Each half-day sessions will focus on Research Integrity, Research Data Management, Data Protection, Research Ethics, Open Access, Copyright and Research IT. The course will highlight good practices in these areas, as well as explain the expectations of researchers and point to useful resources.

Location: LG04, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: UCL Doc Skills - (Organisational Development)

Email: docskills@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 February, 2018 - Research IT & Data Management drop-ins (Term 2)

Time: 10:00:00 - 12:00:00

These sessions are open to all research staff and research students and will be attended by someone from the Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the Research IT service areas. If you have any questions or problems related to the following areas, you should find someone there who can help: research programming, high performance computing, handling large datasets, Data Management Plans and much more. There’s no need to book, but we can make sure there’ll be someone there to help with your problem if you email rits@ucl.ac.uk ideally two days before the session. Researchers are encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are currently using software in their research. The sessions will also be a good opportunity to discuss research funder requirements, find out about services available at UCL and to get support with particular issues you are having.

Location: Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies South Wing UCL Main Building Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: The Research IT Services

Email: rits@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 February, 2018 - How to prepare fellowship/grant applications

Time: 09:00:00 - 11:00:00

The UCL SLMS Research Coordination Office (RCO) are holding this event for SLMS early career researchers who are interested in applying for a fellowship/grant. Dr Gemma Bilsborough (SLMS Strategic Research Facilitator, UCL Research Coordination Office) will provide an overview of the important steps in preparing a grant application, key tips on how to write a successful application, and a summary of resources available to help with the application process. Professor Graham Hart (Dean, UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences) will set this advice into the context of his experience in chairing funding panels and participating in funding decisions, covering what the committee is looking for and what to include and avoid. There will also be an opportunity to network over coffee and meet visiting Postdocs from the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) after the session ends at 10:00am.

Location: Room 422, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Jessica Grant

Email: jessica.grant@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

15 February, 2018 - Introduction to Digital Scholarship and Open Research for staff (Term 2)

Time: 13:30:00 - 17:00:00

This new half-day workshop will provide an introduction to the aims behind Open Science/Research and explore how digital scholarship approaches can help make research more open. As part of the workshop participants will have the opportunity to create an open notebook for their research.

Location: Room B29, , , ,

Contact: Kate Brown

Email: kate.brown@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)203 108 6295

20 February, 2018 - Entrepreneurship for researchers

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This free three-day course is for research students and staff. It will help you develop entrepreneurial skills to enhance your career. This workshop will help you recognise and develop the entrepreneurial skills you use in research. You'll explore how these skills can have a broader use and impact - for example, by helping enhance public understanding of your field, engage with business and start your own business. Dates: 20 Feb, 27 Feb & 6 March 2018 (one day per week over three weeks) - 9.30-5pm (each day).

Location: UCL BaseKX 103c, Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF

Contact: UCL Innovation and Enterprise

Email: entrepreneurship@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

26 February, 2018 - 1st London Stem Cell Symposium

Time: 08:30:00 - 19:00:00

Join the stem Cell communities and networks The Crick, Imperial College London, KCL, UCL and Queen Mary London University to explore the wide breadth of stem cell research in London. The aim of this symposium is to highlight the wide breadth of stem cell research performed in London and to launch the London Stem Cell Network (LSCN). LSCN will serve as a networking platform for the London stem cell groups and to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration across the London Universities and Institutes. The Symposium has a very exciting scientific programme, with keynote talks by Prof. Fiona Watt and Prof. Constanza Emmanueli, invited talks by London group leaders, oral presentations that will be selected from abstracts from early career researchers and PhD students and a poster and networking session. For abstract submissions, see the link below.

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London, NW1 1AT

Contact: The Francis Crick Institute

Email: info@crick.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 February, 2018 - Human Pluripotent Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine: The here and now and future of our field

Time: 10:00:00 - 18:00:00

On 27 February 2018 international leaders in the field of pluripotent stem cells and regenerative medicine will come together for a one day meeting at the Crick. The meeting intends to review the progress that has been made in the field of hPSC Regenerative Medicine at the end of the first UKRMP funding cycle and looks to discuss the remaining and future challenges, which are being assessed as part of UKRMP#2 for the imminent and longer-term future of the field. The programme is being finalised with confirmed speakers including: Professor Kevin Eggan (Harvard), Professor Oliver Brustle (Bonn), Professor Christine Mummery (Leiden) and Surgeon Captain Professor Rory Rickard (MOD) amongst others. There are a limited number of free places for Crick staff so early registration is encouraged.

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London, NW1 1AT

Contact: The Francis Crick Institute

Email: info@crick.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3796 0000

1 March, 2018 - Research IT & Data Management drop-ins (Term 2)

Time: 10:00:00 - 12:00:00

These sessions are open to all research staff and research students and will be attended by someone from the Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the Research IT service areas. If you have any questions or problems related to the following areas, you should find someone there who can help: research programming, high performance computing, handling large datasets, Data Management Plans and much more. There’s no need to book, but we can make sure there’ll be someone there to help with your problem if you email rits@ucl.ac.uk ideally two days before the session. Researchers are encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are currently using software in their research. The sessions will also be a good opportunity to discuss research funder requirements, find out about services available at UCL and to get support with particular issues you are having.

Location: Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies South Wing UCL Main Building Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: The Research IT Services

Email: rits@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 March, 2018 - Business modelling for researchers

Time: 14:00:00 - 17:00:00

This half-day workshop will help you learn how businesses operate and how to assess the commercial potential of your ideas, projects and research. Every sustainable product or service has a business model behind it and understanding these models can help you commercialise your ideas and research.

Location: UCL BaseKX 103c, Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF

Contact: UCL Innovation and Enterprise

Email: entrepreneurship@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 March, 2018 - Research IT & Data Management drop-ins (Term 2)

Time: 10:00:00 - 12:00:00

These sessions are open to all research staff and research students and will be attended by someone from the Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the Research IT service areas. If you have any questions or problems related to the following areas, you should find someone there who can help: research programming, high performance computing, handling large datasets, Data Management Plans and much more. There’s no need to book, but we can make sure there’ll be someone there to help with your problem if you email rits@ucl.ac.uk ideally two days before the session. Researchers are encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are currently using software in their research. The sessions will also be a good opportunity to discuss research funder requirements, find out about services available at UCL and to get support with particular issues you are having.

Location: Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies South Wing UCL Main Building Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: The Research IT Services

Email: rits@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 March, 2018 - Introduction to Research Support and Integrity: course for PhD students (Terms 2 & 3)

Time: 14:00:00 - 17:00:00

This course is coordinated by Library Services, OVPR and the Doctoral Skills Development Programme. It is open to all PhD students, regardless of their disciplines or stage reached in their research project. Dates: 7 February, 21 March and 24 April 2018. Each half-day sessions will focus on Research Integrity, Research Data Management, Data Protection, Research Ethics, Open Access, Copyright and Research IT. The course will highlight good practices in these areas, as well as explain the expectations of researchers and point to useful resources.

Location: LG04, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: UCL Doc Skills - (Organisational Development)

Email: docskills@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 March, 2018 - Research IT & Data Management drop-ins (Term 2)

Time: 10:00:00 - 12:00:00

These sessions are open to all research staff and research students and will be attended by someone from the Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the Research IT service areas. If you have any questions or problems related to the following areas, you should find someone there who can help: research programming, high performance computing, handling large datasets, Data Management Plans and much more. There’s no need to book, but we can make sure there’ll be someone there to help with your problem if you email rits@ucl.ac.uk ideally two days before the session. Researchers are encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are currently using software in their research. The sessions will also be a good opportunity to discuss research funder requirements, find out about services available at UCL and to get support with particular issues you are having.

Location: Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies South Wing UCL Main Building Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: The Research IT Services

Email: rits@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 April, 2018 - Introduction to Research Support and Integrity: course for PhD students (Terms 2 & 3)

Time: 14:00:00 - 17:00:00

This course is coordinated by Library Services, OVPR and the Doctoral Skills Development Programme. It is open to all PhD students, regardless of their disciplines or stage reached in their research project. Dates: 7 February, 21 March and 24 April 2018. Each half-day sessions will focus on Research Integrity, Research Data Management, Data Protection, Research Ethics, Open Access, Copyright and Research IT. The course will highlight good practices in these areas, as well as explain the expectations of researchers and point to useful resources.

Location: G08 Sir David Davies LT, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: UCL Doc Skills - (Organisational Development)

Email: docskills@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 May, 2018 - CRUK Brain Tumour Conference 2018

Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00

CRUK’s inaugural Brain Tumour Conference will bring together cancer research experts to discuss and debate some of the most important issues and discoveries in the field. The multidisciplinary programme combines expertise from across the breadth of brain tumour research, together with insights from allied disciplines, to spark new opportunities for collaborative research.

Location: The Royal Society of Medicine, Wimpole Street Marylebone, London, W1G 0LZ

Contact: Brain Tumour Conference Organizers

Email: brainconference@cancer.org.uk

Phone: Please email

9 May, 2018 - 'Finders keepers? How to access and sustain patients and the public for involvement in research' - UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre workshop

Time: 13:30:00 - 16:30:00

The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. This workshop is for beginners and experienced (people who are new to and people who have some experience in the active involvement of patients and the public in research). More information in the link below.

Location: , Queen Mary University of London Whitechapel, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 May, 2018 - ‘How to write the PPI section of a grant form’ - UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre workshop

Time: 10:00:00 - 16:00:00

The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. This workshop is for beginners (people who are new to the active involvement of patients and the public in research). It will cover some basic PPI principles and look at how to complete the PPI section ofgrant application forms. Topics covered include what large funders are looking for in terms of PPI.

Location: Queen Mary University of London, Whitechapel , London, E1 2AD

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 June, 2018 - How to engage with business

Time: 14:00:00 - 17:00:00

This free course is for research students and staff. It will help you learn how to present your key research messages to businesses. You will explore business concepts and learn the terminology needed to express your ideas, plan and structure your conversations with businesses effectively and strategically, build relationships with potential research sponsors and develop research collaborations or support for your research.

Location: UCL BaseKX 103c, Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF

Contact: UCL Innovation and Enterprise

Email: entrepreneurship@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email