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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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Abstract

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.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 13 May 2013
Published date: September 2013
Keywords: multidisciplinary research, early career researchers (ECRs), academic strategy, research funding
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Inst. Sound & Vibration Research, Advancing Clinical & Expert Practice, Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 350615
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/350615
ISSN: 0958-2029
PURE UUID: 59942c99-0704-42e1-8f73-2cd4105af4a3
ORCID for Cheryl Metcalf: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7404-6066

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Date deposited: 04 Apr 2013 11:05
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 04:32

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