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Development workshops to help inform new model of teams-based research

Thrive, a Research England-funded initiative to co-develop a new model for research teams, is hosting a series of workshops this month and next month.

Led by the University of Liverpool, the initiative aims to encourage more inclusive and diverse team working and will be piloted through a live funding call with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in 2024.

The Thrive team are hosting three upcoming ‘Thrive Together’ participatory workshops on 22 January, 6 February and 27 February. Open to all, including researchers at all career stages, technicians, professional service colleagues working in a variety of research support and development roles, the workshops provide an opportunity to help develop and fine-tune the model.

Participants will have the chance to:

  • Engage in dynamic discussions and actively contribute to designing a ground-breaking convenor model.
  • Connect with professionals from diverse backgrounds, sharing roles, and forging new connections.
  • Explore the proposed convenor model principles and parameters shared pre-workshop, setting the stage for collaborative innovation.
  • Participate in breakout sessions designed to gather insights on application of the model and identifying potential missing elements.

Professor Georgina Endfield, APVC for the Research Environment, who is co-leading the project, said: “Stakeholder input is invaluable. Insights and expertise are the key ingredients to crafting an inclusive model, so we are hoping that people across and beyond the sector with an interest in our approach can join us for one or all our upcoming workshops.

“Whether you can bring technical know-how, academic vision, creative thinking, or operational expertise, your unique perspective will be instrumental in refining our model.”

Workshop and booking details:

It is not compulsory to attend all three workshops, they can be booked in isolation if preferred.

The Thrive team have already begun to gain a deeper understanding of what effective and inclusive team-based working in research could look like. Read the findings so far in their latest blog.

Follow the Thrive LinkedIn page for updates, discussion and opportunities.