What is the Research Staff Forum?
The MPLS Research Staff Forum (RSF) was set up in 2016. It is a committee that meets termly, and it aims to represent the needs of research staff at a divisional level.
The RSF discusses issues raised from a departmental level, and it contributes to debates on institutional and external research staff initiatives, such as eligibility for training, or the drafts of the Researcher Development Concordat.
The RSF also makes policy proposals to the Research Staff Consultative Group, MPLS ECR Forum, and Divisional Board. It shares good practice in establishing and running research staff societies at a departmental level, and acts as a conduit of information from division to research staff in departments.