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Principal investigators

As well as supporting early career researchers, the University provides a range of advice and guidance for principal investigators, whether you’ve just been awarded your first grant and want to know more about what the job involves, or are more experienced and want to think about how to lead the staff you manage or to develop in your role in other ways.

Principal Investigators’ Programme

The free PI seminar programme consists of four focused lunch-time seminars, run within each division, on topics that directly affect the success of a PI, from protecting IP to reaching a wider audience to managing staff. The seminars are targeted at early career PIs, who manage staff, or plan to do so, and at those researchers on the verge of becoming PIs. Lunch is provided.

Details of the next programme will be available soon. In the meantime, please contact the Oxford Learning Institute if you would like any further information.

As well as the support offered by your department, there is guidance from Research Services on funding issues, and from Oxford Learning Institute on management and leadership.

We have also recently launched a blog aimed at PIs, Principal Investigations, that will address various aspects of the PI role along with tips and signposts to support you in considering various issues. We’d love to hear from you about your experience of being a PI and hope that Principal Investigations will become a place where PIs share hints and tips from their own experience with others. If you would like to contribute to the blog please do get in touch.

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