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Last week, I welcomed someone new onto my Research Ops team at Atlassian. As is often the case, this person knows nothing about user research, instead, what she brings to both Research Ops and the Research & Insights team is valuable knowledge about procurement and finances. …

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COVID-19 has changed our lives in significant ways: many of us have been asked to work from home and limit social contact; countless people’s financial lives are in the balance; we’re living in uncertain and anxious times.

For the lucky of us, work continues and, if you’re a researcher, that…

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In March 2018, I started the ResearchOps Community on Slack. At the time, I thought I was just one of a handful of people in the world who cared about helping user researchers focus on research, and organisations make the most of their specialist skills. The Slack community grew lightening…

Workshops took place in 34 cities around the world, from Cape Town to Moscow and Tokyo.

Eight months ago a global community of user researchers came together with the intention of shaping the emerging practice of ResearchOps.

Since then, a team of 60 organisers have run 34 workshops around the world to understand researchers’ challenges and triumphs, and their thoughts about what research operations should include…

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I asked the question and got a great conversation back. Here’s a quick run down of what people thought.

I’m working on developing a research repository for my work place so I’m pondering all the things about making research data findable and useful. One of the things I’m pondering is data ‘freshness’ — apart from data security/hygiene, how long is it useful to keep research data around? And of…

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Why #WhatisResearchOps?

Around 6 months ago, I started the ResearchOps Community Slack with the aim of validating and defining the nascent practice of ResearchOps. I’ve spent more than half a decade researching researchers, delivering research infrastructure, and hearing from researchers about how they’re battling with the weight of the logistics and operations…

Kate Towsey

Research Operations Manager at Atlassian. Curator for Rosenfeld Media. Cha Cha Club founder. Instigator of the ResearchOps Community and #WhatisResearchOps.

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