As well as the University-wide OxRSS, there may also be groups within or between departments for research staff to get involved with. Below is a list of those we’ve been able to find – please let us know any additions or corrections!
|Department(s)||Contact and details|
|Biochemistry||Biochemistry Researchers’ Organisation. Each floor has a representative and will treat any comments or complaints in complete confidence. Departmental meetings, where researchers can raise any issues, are held roughly every six months. Also hosts happy hours.|
|Botnar Research Centre||NDORMS Student Committee. Mainly represents postgrad students but all staff at Botnar get invited to socials.|
|Chemistry||Catalyst. For DPhils and postdocs|
|DPAG||Researchers’ coffee mornings.|
|Education||Research staff committee|
|Environmental Change Institute ||Coffee mornings every Friday, periodic away days, and staff meetings ~ once per term.|
|Experimental Psychology |
|Neuroscience departments||Neuronetwork. Cross-departmental group with socials and invited speakers.|
|Oncology||Oncology Postdoc Network.|
|Physical activity research||Oxford Physical Activity Research Network (OxPARN). A network of researchers from Oxford University and Oxford Brookes with 74 members from 16 different departments. OxPARN has 3 main aims: To meet other researchers from Oxford with physical activity and exercise research interests; To provide an opportunity to discuss research, teaching or supervision support and knowledge sharing; To encourage inter-departmental collaboration and grant applications.|
|Statistics||Termly informal lunch for research staff.|
|Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine||Postdoc society. Organises events including alternative science careers seminars (open to all).|
|Zoology||Junior Researchers’ Club. For DPhils and postdocs. Includes social events and discussion groups.|
Do you want to set up a research staff group in your department? Get in touch with us and we can come and share ideas about what others have done and help you get something going.