RESEARCHconnect sparks debate at university focus group launch

The team behind Idox’s leading research funding platform – RESEARCHconnect – has successfully executed its first university focus group as a part of a long-term vision to strengthen and increase engagement with its extensive academic community.

The focus group series has been designed to encourage debate and support knowledge-sharing between RESEARCHconnect users, with the aim of creating a space that enables networking and collaboration. Ensuing discussions around user needs and the overall experience of using research and funding platforms are also expected to be pivotal in shaping how the product develops and continues to meet sector requirements.

University representatives from across the North East, Scotland, Lancashire and Yorkshire & the Humber attended the opening event – kindly hosted by client Durham University – and participated in discussions focused on key topics affecting the academic sector today, as discovered in a recent RESEARCHconnect university survey.

Wider themes spanning partnership development, researcher engagement, integration with research information management systems (RIMs), and rollout plans across different faculties were also covered. These topics remain a cornerstone of the future RESEARCHconnect strategy to provide a seamless user journey from grants identification and application to funding management.

To request a copy of the Durham University focus group notes, please email: grants.marketing@idoxgroup.com

The next group session is expected to take place in March 2018, at Idox’s offices in London.