Independent Researchers: SRA members think-tank (London)


The SRA represents around 100 independent researchers. We are holding a series of invitation-only free events for these members, to find out about the professional issues they face and what more we can do to help.

The event will be led by Helen Kara, independent researcher and SRA trustee, and co-hosted by Graham Farrant, SRA chief executive. It will be highly participatory, and small scale, with no more than 40 people.

Press the 'Register' button for more information and to book your free place.


Structure of the event:


11.30 - Coffee

12.00 - Introductions

12.15 - Intro to topic, results of advance survey

12.30 - What are the key issues you're facing as an independent researcher? Focusing on specific issues for researchers, rather than what is common to all self-employed people.

1.00 - Sandwich lunch

1.30 - Themed conversations with facilitators - focus on what SRA can do to help

2.15 - Feedback from each group

2.45 - Round-up and next steps

3.00 - Finish

3.00 - 4.00: Tea and opportunity to network


We are also offering an online event for those who are unable to attend the face-to-face event.

If you are an independent researcher but not an SRA member, you are welcome to join the organisation and attend one of the events.

* May we ask you a few survey questions in advance of the event?  The anonymised results will be shared at the event

Please follow this link to see the short survey.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.