Info about a pilot initiative being run by the University of Manchester Research Staff Association

Research Staff Association blog

The Research Staff Association of the University of Manchester launched a pilot scheme for prolonging access to email accounts and e-resources beyond the termination of research employment contracts. The scheme is designed to allow unemployed researchers to prepare for interviews, finalise manuscripts from their work, and more generally to maintain contact with the research and teaching community.  The pilot is sponsored by the Associate Vice-President for Research, Professor Matt Lambon Ralph.
The pilot will include research staff with employment contracts linked to finite funding, leaving the University between mid-January 2013 and mid-May 2013. The extended access will initially run for 6 weeks after which the researcher will be able to request a further extension.

More information will be available in the next Incite issue (beginning of January 2013) and in letters to research staff accompanying the HR letter they receive one month before the end of their contract…

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