Who's it for?

New research managers and grant administrators working at AMRC member charities and for research staff at charities new to AMRC. Non-AMRC members are welcome to attend.

Key aims

  • You will gain a good understanding of the core principles and stages of research management at AMRC member charities.
  • You will learn from speakers from member charities how those principles work in practice so that you can gain practical advice on issues relating to research management.
  • You will have the opportunity to network with people working at other charities and with AMRC staff.

Cancellation policy

  • No cancellations are allowed for this event but if you cannot attend after having booked, you are more than welcome to send someone else in your place so long as you let us know in advance ([email protected])


 09.45 Welcome, refreshments and networking

Session 1: An overview of research management 
10.30 AMRC principles-  Suzanne Rix, Research Manager, AMRC
10.50 Let’s get quizzical - Peer review, conflicts of interest and the committee
11.20 Refreshment break

 Session 2: Strategy and grant management in practice

11.40 Developing and working to a research strategy
12.00 Running a grant around
12.20 Panel Discussion 
13.00 Lunch

 Session 3: Research evaluation and communications

13.45 Jocelyn LeBlanc – Impact Officer, AMRC
14.45 Refreshment break

 Session 4: Public and patient involvement in research

Jenny Roberts – MS Society, with a patient representative
15.00 What is PPI, why is it important and how can medical research charities involve patients. 
15.15 Interactive workshop session on PPI in Practice

16.00 Wrap up: Final questions and discussion 

16.15 Programme concludes