An opportunity to take part in a monthly meeting to assist researchers with their projects and applications
The date shown above is the deadline for applications and not the date of a meeting.
The Voice North Research Support Group is made up of up to 20 'Research Active Citizens', that is anyone with an interest in getting involved with research and willing to work together to help improve research ideas.
The aim of the Research Support Group is to aid researchers, providing valuable insights from the early stages of generating project ideas to helping shape how a research project is carried out.
Members of the Research Support Group must:
The group will meet up to 4 researchers over the course of the morning. The researchers will give the group an idea of the work they're involved with and will ask for feedback on specific points or questions.
The number of researchers will vary each month.
By involving members of the public with a wealth of life experience, researchers gain a valuable lay perspective on their work and are often able to use the feedback gained to improve their projects.
We always aim to send out details of which researchers will be speaking at each meeting in advance and also provide feedback after the meetings to let group members know how their input has been used. Documents and feedback will be uploaded to the RSG group page on the Voice North website.
The Research Support Group Terms of reference are available to view here.
The Research Support Group will meet on the first Wednesday of every month from September 2017 - July 2018.
The meetings will take place at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality in Newcastle.
Meetings are usually 10:30-12:45 with a break half way through. Some meetings may finish earlier depending on the number of researchers meeting with the group.
Refreshments will be provided at each meeting and reasonable travel expenses will be covered for attendance at meetings.