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FAQ

1. Why have a Research Staff Forum?

The RSF aims to enhance the employment conditions of research staff, remove traditional barriers restricting the potential of researchers to contribute to innovation and integrate researchers fully within the wider academic community.

2. When was the Research Staff Forum established?

The RSF was established in January 2015 as a result of the Action Plan implementation of the HRS4R award to WIT by the European Commission.

3. How do I join the RSF?

Membership is open to all WIT research-active staff who accept the objectives of the forum.  Click on the Join Now button to register your membership.

4. Is there a fee to join the RSF?

No, membership is free to all research-active staff.

5. I am a WIT research postgraduate student - can I joint the RSF?

No - the RSF is a staff only organisation.

6. How often will the Research Staff Forum meet?

It is anticipated that the RSF will meet once every two months. Schedule and venue will be made available here in September 2015.

7. Does the Research Staff Forum have representation on any institutional bodies?

Yes, the RSF is represented on the HRS4R Operational Committee.

HRS4RHRS4R Operational Committee Presentation
Mr Justin Synnott, Research Programme & Support Manager, UCD May 2015

Research Staff ForumResearch Staff Forum Presentation
Dr Pat Lynch, Chairperson, Research Staff Forum May 2015

HRS4R Operational Committee PresentationResearch Staff Forum Overview
Professor Willie Donnelly & Ms Eimear Fitzpatrick, Office of Research, Innovation & Graduate Studies Jan 2015
 

Survey FAQ

1. What is the survey all about?

The Staff Survey questionnaire has been designed to gather your views about your research environment in WIT.  It provides an opportunity for you to voice your opinion and influence organisational improvements that are relevant to you.

2. Who is gathering the research?

The WIT RSF is conducting this research on your behalf

3. How will the survey results be used?

Based upon the data we can make informed decisions. The RSF will use the results to present and lobby for improvements in working conditions and practices

4. Will the survey be anonymous? 

The results of the survey will be presented only in an aggregated format to ensure that no one can be identified in the results.  No one in WIT will be allowed access to the data or any of the completed questionnaires.

5. Who will see my completed questionnaire?

No one other than the RSF data analyst will see your completed questionnaire

6. Can I be identified?

There will be no identification questions and it is up to you to ensure that your answers do not identify yourself

7. How long will the survey take?

The survey has been carefully designed and crafted to ensure that it takes the shortest time possible. Nevertheless, there are a lot of areas we have to cover and so it will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The majority of questions require tick box answers.

Research is part of the DNA in WIT, yet we know very little about the research environment we all work in. This survey provides you with the opportunity for you to have your say and influence organisational improvements that are relevant to you.

Please take the time and fill in the survey.

On behalf of the WIT-Research Staff Forum Committee
Patrick Lynch
Chair