Information for members and potential members
Different categories of IHR membership exist, each with specific eligibility criteria. The benefits of membership include:
- greater exposure to opportunities to develop partnerships with researchers who's work is of international excellence
- opportunities to apply to the annual IHR Research Fund (open to all Full and Student members)
- access to and use of IHR promotional branding
- provision of a personal profile on the this IHR website
- access to a broader cluster of academic researchers for postgraduate supervision
- opportunities to add value to research funding applications
It is possible to be a member of more than one research network.
Full member: open to research active LJMU staff as evidenced by fulfilling criteria for submission to the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Post the RAE in 2008, members must show evidence of sustained research activity (publication in peer-review journals, generation of external research income, and postgraduate research student supervision). Activity will be assessed annually.
Student member: open to individuals enrolled (and registered where applicable) on a LJMU research degree programme on either a part or full-time basis, including MRes, MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorate. Student members may progress to become eligible for Full membership of the IHR upon publication of two peer-review outputs under the IHR/at LJMU.
Associate member: open to visiting academics or postgraduate research students from other institutions, LJMU staff on sabatical or individuals seconded to LJMU, or staff at LJMU not meeting the criteria for full membership (for example new staff). Progression to Full member status (where applicable) is possible upon publication of peer-review outputs under the IHR/at LJMU and other research activity (see criteria above).
Affiliate membership: this category of membership provides a formal opportunity for external organisations/alliances (for example, primary care trusts, NHS R&D networks) and LJMU research centres to engage with the IHR. The terms of membership will be agreed in a memorandum of understanding developed between both interested parties. To register your interest in Affiliate membership for your organisation, alliance or centre, please contact Professor Godfrey Mazhindu: firstname.lastname@example.org
The IHR Advisory Board shall monitor the research activity related to relevant membership catagories and review individual membership if performance measures are not achieved on two consecutive rolling periods.
To discuss your eligibilty for membership of the IHR, please contact the relevant network lead/s.