If you are a researcher in the Faculty of Education and Arts or Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Newcastle this workshop is for you...

Writing the ROPE workshop

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 12:30 pm — Thursday, 22 May 2014, 02:30 pm

Location The Treehouse, Callaghan Campus. A light lunch will be provided from 12pm.
Contact Kristy Rocavert E: Kristy.Rocavert@newcastle.edu.au
RSVP Thursday, 15 May 2014

Writing the ROPE workshop

If you are a researcher in the Faculty of Education and Arts or Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Newcastle, the Writing the ROPE (Research Track Record) workshop is for you.  

Everyone needs an up to date account of their research achievements. This workshop, presented by Emeritus Professor Alan Johnson from Research Management Services International in Adelaide (www.rmsinternational.com.au), is an excellent opportunity to consider how to present your research track record for maximum impact. 

It is suitable for academics of all levels including less experienced or 'rusty' grant writers who wish to improve how they sell their research achievements primarily in grant applications but will also in other documents such as promotion and SSP.

The workshop will be structured around the ARC ROPE format and will go through the items making up your Track Record and Research Environment, highlighting the major points assessors look for, and giving advice on how best to sell the quality of your outputs and outcomes. 

The ROPE is a useful format to use even if you are not planning to apply for ARC funding in the next few years. Topics will include how to use qualitative and quantitative terms to make the best case for a range of research outputs; how to indicate research impact, how to improve your online presence and

Alan Johnson has experience as an ARC College member, ARC Executive Director, DVC-R and research policy expert which gives him a 360 degree view of the sector and its changing research funding landscape that is unique in my experience of working with external research consultants.  He is a distinguished biomedical scientist and has also developed a wide ranging knowledge of research in the humanities, creative arts and social science. This has been informed by an MA(Hons) in technology and social change from the University of Wollongong and a Masters degree in educational management from Flinders University on the use of citation indexing as a measure of personal and departmental performance in University research.