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NCRM: Research Methods e-Festival 2023

The 2023 Research Methods e-Festival will take place between 7 and 9 November 2023.

About the event

Organised by the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), the 2023 Research Methods e-Festival will be a celebration of research methods with an interdisciplinary focus.

The packed programme includes 100 sessions in a variety of immersive formats. These range from “what is” and “how to” talks, to more research-focused webinars, expert panels doing deep dives into particular topics and workshops where you can get a taster for a new skill. There is something for everyone!

The event will be the 10th edition of NCRM’s Research Methods Festival, which takes place every two years. It will be the second edition to be run online, with the first e-festival held in 2021.

The e-festival will be held on the interactive online platform Whova. The platform enables users to create an online profile, pick the sessions they would like to attend, watch videos in our poster competition and network with other attendees.

Attendees will be able to access Whova from 9 October 2023.

CLOSER’s presence at the event

Date and time: Tuesday 7 November 2023, 10:35 – 11:25 GMT
Session: What is the new CLOSER Training Hub?
Speakers: Dr Neil Kaye and Dr Charlotte Campbell

This session provides an overview and demonstration of CLOSER’s new online resource: the Training Hub. It will include a guide to what the Training Hub offers to researchers, alongside a live demonstration of the site, followed by an interactive Q&A session.  

The CLOSER Training Hub provides guidance and resources in data harmonisation and cross-study research; data management; and research dissemination and impact. It aims to enhance researchers’ knowledge and usage of longitudinal population study data in their research and increase the reach of their research findings. It also contains a directory of organisations delivering relevant training courses and seminars. This introductory session will be of interest to researchers seeking to maximise their use of longitudinal population study data and increasing the visibility and impact of their research.

Date and time: Tuesday 7 November 2023, 14:05 – 14:55 GMT
Session: How to mobilise your research in the policy landscape
Speakers: Rob Davies

Breaking news every hour, a continuous onslaught of social media posts, videos, podcasts and an endless stream of messages, calls and opinions vying for attention. If that’s what life is like for most people, imagine being in government or parliament. Every day you are bombarded by more and more information competing to win the hearts and minds of those in power.

Tired of receiving descriptive briefings full of jargon, government officials, Members of Parliament and their advisors often end up resorting to “The twin pillars of Google and asking people we know”. So how do time-poor researchers cut through the noise to capture the attention of policy and decision makers?

The session will focus on how to mobilise your research in the policy landscape, what influences policy and decision makers, and some tips and resources to help you on your journey to policy impact.


Further information

More information about the conference can be found on the NCRM website.