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Help shape the future of Research IT

05 Aug 2022

We are looking for new members to join our Research IT Academic Advisory Group (RITAAG), from PhD researchers to senior academics and PS staff

What is RITAAG?

Providing computational hardware resource, training and staff relies on understanding user needs. It can be difficult to know how to communicate your own needs, or those of your colleagues, to broader University support mechanisms.

This is where the Research IT Academic Advisory Group (RITAAG) will be key. RITAAG will be the sounding board connecting researchers and the direction and operation of Research IT. It will be the primary route for giving a strong and coherent voice for the academic research community in the operation, development, and implementation of the Universities IT Strategy for Research.

A term in RITAAG will last for two years and will meet once every two months, starting in September this year. Alongside an acting chair, the Head of Research IT and e-research faculty leads, we aim to have representation from each of the following groups:

  • PhD students
  • Postdoctoral researchers
  • Academic staff (from lecturer to professor)
  • Research IT staff
  • Library staff
  • PS staff (outside of Research IT and the Library)

If you can contribute, please complete this form, including no more than 500 words on how you think Research IT can help enable research and how you feel you can support Research IT and your colleagues. Once completed, email your form to Gillian Sinclair, Research IT Relationship Manager before 30 August.