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About us

Mission Statement

The Oxford Research Staff Society (OxRSS) welcomes and supports Oxford research staff, actively championing equality, diversity and inclusion. Its purpose is to: facilitate social and intellectual networking, and communication among research staff throughout the University; liaise with Research Staff Representatives on issues and concerns of research staff across all Divisions; liaise with the Research Staff Hub and POD (People & Organisational Development) for professional development training courses for research staff; and participate in university governance where appropriate.


Membership includes all research staff, regardless of how long they have been associated with the University of Oxford.

Research staff may be defined as anyone who is 'research active'. These include but are not limited to: postdoctoral researchers; early / mid / late career researchers; lecturers; technicians; research assistants; lab managers; those employed on teaching contracts with colleges who are research active; research active members of the Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM); research active members of the Department of Continuing Education.

Please see the Committee page to find out more about who we are.

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