Visibility

6-12 months

  • Technicians’ Conference – the technical staff consulted were very enthusiastic about having a conference to highlight and celebrate their achievements.

1 to 2 years

  • Annual event beginning in summer 2019

Success Measures

  • 40% engagement in first year
  • 40% participation in second

6-12 months

  • A key theme that emerged as the result of the session was the principle that all technicians who have contributed to published work should be recognised as authors on papers. This seems to be inconsistent across the Institution and colleagues felt that it was a significant barrier to recognition of their contribution.

1 to 2 years

  • A clear University policy regarding the inclusion of technical staff on research outputs.
  • Success Measures
  • Expectation that 100% of technical staff will be included as authors on papers where technical expertise has been used in research

6-12 months

  • We will conduct an analysis of technical staff representation in broader University committees, initiatives and planning processes, as the perception is that technicians are underrepresented in such fora.

1 to 2 years

  • Inclusion of technical staff in key committees and groups involved in deciding policy and process for the institution.

Success Measures

  • 90% of key University committees to include technical staff colleagues.