Research and knowledge exchange

Researcher Forum and networks

With the pressures and challenges of a research career it can often be useful to meet and share ideas with other researchers. This page highlights some of the opportunities available for meeting and interacting with other researchers here at Sussex and across the wider UK and international research communities.


National and International Researcher Community and Networks

National - who's researching what?

Graduate Junction - early career researchers, any subject, anywhere in the world

Guardian Early Career Researcher Network - A platform for early career researchers to share ideas, inspiration and practical advice

Lablit - the culture of science in fiction and fact

Methodspace - home of the Research Methods community

Research GATE - researcher network

Research Information Network - supporting the development of effective information strategies and practices

List of research associations across the UK - compiled by Vitae


EURAXESS - supporting researchers working or hoping to work in the EU

CAPS - Canadian Association of Postdoc Scholars

EURODOC - European Council of doctoral candidates and young researchers

National Postdoc Association (USA) - providing a national voice

World Association of Young Scientists

UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA)

The UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA) was established in 2010 to provide a collective voice for researchers at institutions across the UK. The Association works closely with Vitae to nurture research staff associations and inform policy. All UK research staff are welcome to participate by interacting online, contributing to activities or becoming a leader.

The South East regional UKRSA representative is: Anastasia Callaghan, University of Portsmouth.

Visit the UK Research Staff Association website to find out more.

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