Incorporation of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) within multidisciplinary research at academic institutions


Sobey, A.J., Townsend, N.C., Metcalf, Cheryl, Bruce, K.D. and Fazi, Filippo Maria (2013) Incorporation of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) within multidisciplinary research at academic institutions Research Evaluation, 22, (3), pp. 169-178. (doi:10.1093/reseval/rvt004).

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Multidisciplinary research is becoming an increasingly popular approach by many international, national and institutional organisations to address global grand challenges and provide innovative solutions. However, within an academic setting, Early Career Researchers are underutilized in this field. This underutilisation can come from many factors, arising from current performance metrics, fixed term contracts, lack of opportunities and institutional strategies. To address these issues and to aid the process of retaining talented ECRs, an initiative was launched to incorporate ECRs and to support the existing multidisciplinary strategies. This paper describes and shows some initial results of these new contributions to inform other academic institutions developing policies that incorporate ECRs within their multidisciplinary networks. The initiative represents one approach to educate and provide guidance to ECRs on the benefits and issues associated with multidisciplinary research.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1093/reseval/rvt004
ISSNs: 0958-2029 (print)
Keywords: multidisciplinary research, early career researchers (ECRs), academic strategy, research funding
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Inst. Sound & Vibration Research, Fluid Structure Interactions Group
ePrint ID: 350615
Date :
Date Event
13 May 2013e-pub ahead of print
September 2013Published
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 11:05
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 04:08
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/350615

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