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Thank you for your interest in participating in the focus groups about the perception and representation of technical staff for the TALENT project.  Please use this form to let us know your availability. 

The groups will be used to explore your thoughts around technicians’ value, recognition, and opportunities. We will also collect some demographic details to ensure good representation of the technical community and to hear a range of views and experiences.  Reports of the focus group findings will not include any identifying information.

We would be really grateful if you could consider taking part – we are interested in hearing from technicians within both universities and research institutes, and across all roles and disciplines. Findings will help feed into the TALENT Policy Commission’s report which is scheduled for publication in late 2021.  More information about the TALENT project can be found here