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Research Coordination Office
What We Do
The SLMS Research Coordination Office (RCO) is an integrated team of research facilitators and coordinators who work to encourage cross-disciplinary research communities and collaborations, increase the success of research funding applications, and develop UCL’s health-related research strategy. As part of the Office of Vice-Provost (Health) we work closely with the Translational Research Office (TRO) and are also closely aligned with Office of the Vice-Provost (Research).
The Research Coordinators primarily coordinate and support strategic research initiatives that relate to the SLMS-led UCL Research Domains.
Working closely with the academic leads for each Domain, the Research Coordinators develop and implement the strategy for the Domains; facilitating academic interactions across faculties and developing research collaborations and partnerships through events, networks and forums; showcasing expertise; and supporting strategic funding applications and capacity building activities.
The Research Facilitators aim to improve grant application success rates and increase the volume of externally funded life and medical sciences research at UCL. The Research Facilitators identify and communicate funding opportunities, work with researchers to support the development of competitive, high-quality research proposals, and organise outreach activities such as grants skills and funder workshops.
Communications and Events Officers
The Communications and Events Officers manage the end-to-end delivery of a range of high-level Domain symposia, conferences and workshops and promote domain-related news, events and funding opportunities through e-newsletters, social media and printed publications.
These strategic communications and events support the development of the Research Domains, generating and maintaining key target audiences’ interest in, involvement with and commitment to cross-disciplinary research and partnerships.