January 9, 2013, by Graham Kendall

UNMC Research and Knowledge Transfer Staff Handbook

A while ago we released a Research and Knowledge Transfer Staff Handbook. This is a repository of (we hope) useful information.

One of the problems we had was that this document, although not strictly confidential, is something that we would not really want to put on a publically available web site. We also had a problem making the various supporting documents available.

With Workspace now being available to everybody, we are able host the handbook in a secure place, as well as making the various supporting files much more accessible.

With this in mind, we have recently updated the handbook (the latest one is version 2.00) and it is available via the R&KT page in Workspace. You might want to mark this page as one of your favourites in Workspace.

The actual handbook is available, from the main R&KT page, but you can go directly to it via this link.

The new handbook contains a lot more information that the previous version (1.04) and now includes additional sections such as Executive Education, Research and Knowledge Transfer Blog and UNMC’s Sabbatical policy.

We have also made available many more documents than previously. For example, MOU and MOA guidelines and cover sheets.


  • Make sure that you can login to Workspace
  • Take a look at the new Handbook even if, only in the first instance, you just look at the contents page to see what is covered

The Research Support Office (and I suspect the faculty offices) receive a lot of emails asking many of the questions that we hope are covered in the handbook. Please do not be offended if we refer you to the handbook if we receive these type of queries.


  • We have also provided a page of links that you might find useful
  • We would welcome any feedback/comment on the handbook


Final Note: We are currently looking at the structure of UNMC Workspace pages. We’ll let you know more in the coming days/weeks. There is a good chance that the location of the above changes may change, but we’ll let you know if that happens.



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