Welcome: MRP: Managing Research Projects  

This project focused on the development of project management skills - particularly those required to collaborate on research projects with partners at institutional, national and international level in the social sciences. Skills needs of early career, mid-career and established career researchers were identified through interviews as they commence, progress and conclude work on a project. The resultant framework was offered as a model for developing institutional strategies for developing researchers' skills at a regional level. A sample of researchers at each stage was interviewed to identify skills needs. The framework arising was used to develop guidance for consideration and trial among partner institutions in the midland region. The researcher sample was followed up over the project to explore their development. They also acted as a reference group throughout the study.

Objectives

The project aimed to bring together groups of researchers with similar experiences and issues to jointly develop better ways of establishing and maintaining effective collaborative working relations in research project teams

Authors

People who originated and developed this resource were based in the University of Warwick. The original authors of this resource was Prof. Geoff Lindsay based in the University of Warwick. They along with the support team at Warwick worked actively on the resource site until December 2008. 

Original Project

This project focused on the development of project management skills - particularly those required to collaborate on research projects with partners at institutional, national and international level in the social sciences. Skills needs of early career, mid-career and established career researchers were identified through interviews as they commence, progress and conclude work on a project. The resultant framework was offered as a model for developing institutional strategies for developing researchers’ skills at a regional level. A sample of researchers at each stage was interviewed to identify skills needs. The framework arising was used to develop guidance for consideration and trial among partner institutions in the midland region. The researcher sample was followed up over the project to explore their development. They also acted as a reference group throughout the study. A scoping conference was held, followed by regional conferences and use of a Google discussion group to support the development of a community of practice. The framework was tested and findings presented at several dissemination events.

Quick Summary

  The 'Managing Research Projects' Toolkit was produced by a Round 1 project funded through the Researcher Development Initiative. The toolkit includes a back of resources aimed at researchers at all careers stages and includes:

  1. Techniques, guidelines, and 'top tips', with generic guidance and more specialist advice to help Social Science researchers to establish and maintain better collaborative working relations in small, medium and large-scale projects.
  2. Techniques, guidelines and top tips drawn from the experience of social science research leaders.
  3. A mix of generic and more specialist advice and guidance on building and developing collaborative teams.

Classification

Quality in Qualitative Research :: Research Skills, Communication and Dissemination (general) :: Conference Posters and Presentations :: E-learning :: Teaching and Supervising Skills :: Research and Project Management :: Consultancy Skills ::

ReStoration date

This web resource has been restored on:2011-02-25

Last updated:

This web resource has been updated on:2012-06-01