FPN Research Support Department

The Research Support Department (RSD) is part of the faculty office within the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN). The department’s staff are involved in scientific research on a project basis, facilitating multicenter trials, online surveys, and onsite research. They can contribute ideas and provide non-binding advice about a study’s logistical outline and are very experienced in the practical implementation of scientific research. The RSD has ample knowledge and experience in terms of contact with participants (recruitment, motivation, specialised testing), logistical processes, and data acquisition. The department also plays an important role in mental health care academisation.

Other duties

Competences

  • Written and verbal communicative skills
  • Flexibility
  • Accuracy
  • Learning capacity
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability

Specific tasks within a scientific study

  • Translating a research proposal into a practically feasible procedure
  • Administrative organisation and monitoring logistics
  • Recruiting participants and maintaining contact
  • Carrying out measurements/experiments/specialised research tasks (e.g. TMS, fMRI, EEG, and medical procedures such as taking blood samples, ECG, measuring blood pressure, administering injections, and so on)
  • Data acquisition and management
  • Conducting interviews (e.g. CAPS-5, BPDSI, EDE, SCID)
  • Supervising lab experiments
  • Instructing and informing students/personnel
  • Coordinating multi-centre trials