Skills and career development for researchers
GIO offers targeted competence and career development for individual researchers, doctoral students and research environments. The starting point is to provide support adapted to the different phases of a research career, from early career researchers to senior researchers. In addition, researchers are given the opportunity to develop the competencies required to be a dynamic research leader and research environments are offered support in their strategic work and development. Our efforts are always adapted to the needs of the researcher and the research environment.
CTRIVE®: COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR RESEARCH: INTELLECTUAL VALUE ENHANCEMENT
CTRIVE consists of eight workshops designed to enhance the competitiveness of participating researchers, each with a different theme:
- Knowing your funders
- Developing a research pitch
- Inside the head of evaluators
- Network building
- Research assets
- Data management
- Introduction to research project management
The workshops provide opportunities for researcher interactions and co-learning alongside facilitative input around the thematic areas to enhance a researcher´s ability to be successful.
CTRIVE is most suited to researcher at the early and midterm points of their careers, those that are re-engaging with research after a break away, or researchers new to the Swedish research environment. CTRIVE can be adapted to meet the needs of individual researchers or research groups.
THE RESEARCH LEADER INITIATIVE (REAL)
REAL is a collaboration between Linnaeus University, Mälardalen University, Mid Sweden University and Karlstad University. The initiative is designed for our future research leaders and covers leadership, group development, grant writing, ethics and utilization. The course is given on four separate occasions. participants will acquire tools and methods that are directly and individually applicable in their role as research leaders.
Specific aims for the participants:
- To recognize and relate to theories of leadership, aspects of group processes and constructive communication;
- To be able to adapt their leadership by identifying, assessing needs and making informed choices;
- To develop their skills in grant writing;
- To acquire tools to analyze knowledge assets and utilize the research;
- To formulate goals and provide feedback; and
- To be given the opportunity for personal development and sharing experience through networking between different parts of the university.
REAL is for researchers in the transition from researcher to research leader.
GRANTS FOR GOALS®
Grants for Goals, GfG, was initially developed for research groups but a modified version is available for individual researchers. The purpose is to support research groups or individual researchers, who want to work proactively and strategically towards their own scientific goals. The programme includes five sessions that are carried out over a period of 3-6 months. The starting point is a resource inventory to identify strengths and areas for development. The outcome is a long-term strategy for research that includes a vision, goals and activities.
GfG entail that the participants create the content guided by facilitators from GIO. In other words, committed and active participants is crucial. For research groups, we know that established groups with ambition to work together for a longer period of time, is a good starting point.
IMPACT AND THE UTILISATION OF RESEARCH (4.5 HP)
This online course trains PhD students to communicate the value of their research to non-specialists and to collaborate more effectively with non-academic partners. Its focus is on developing a research pith, with supplementary content on funding policy, licensing options and real-world examples of researchers collaborating with public and private actors.
DATA STEWARDSHIP (CERTIFICATE)
This online course introduces PhD students to the fundamental concepts of data stewardship, applicable in both academic and wider settings, with input from data managers in the public and private sectors. Its topics include preparing data management plans, data collection and storage, publishing data, and preparing data for re-use by others.