We have four Consultative Groups that inform our work programme and help us to build bridges between different sectors of the research community and between the library and information community.
The role of the Consultative Groups is to:
- help build bridges between different sectors of the research community on the one hand and the library and information community on the other
- provide an informed user perspective on issues to be addressed in developing better information services for researchers
- provide a forum through which active researchers can engage with others in the seeking to develop enhanced information services, and
- advise on the development of the RIN?s programme of work.
The Consultative Groups meet three times a year in London, although much of their activity is virtual. The RIN reimburses all expenses. The Group’s terms of reference is available below. Click on the right-hand menu to see information about each of the four groups.
The links in the right-hand menu will take you to the Consulative Group’s pages.
We held a cross-groups away day for our Consultative Group members in May 2009, with the aim of bringing together researchers from diverse backgrounds, to talk about the RIN’s work themes across the disciplines and to offer a networking opportunity for our members.
We are always interested to hear expressions of interest from academic researchers (based in higher education institutions or research institutes) with an interest in research information or data issues, who are interested in joining one of our groups.
If you’d like to be considered, please send a short statement (one page) indicating your position, research interest and reasons for wishing to join to firstname.lastname@example.org