In the Universidad de La Laguna (ULL) research is carried out by individuals and also by research groups belonging either to the University’s departments or university institutes.
The Research Groups:
- Constitute the basic structure through which the University’s lines of research are pursued.
- Become established voluntarily by researchers and other staff members who wish to pursue a particular line of research.
- Aim to pursue research, development and innovation efforts in response to the demand for technological and artistic products, both within the University itself and amongst wider society.
- Are characterised by specific lines of research and by the delivery of specific technologies.
- Research groups must contain a minimum of two members, one of whom must be a ULL doctoral-level researcher or professor – this includes doctors contracted via public tenders such as “Ramón y Cajal” or similar.
- The following individuals may form part of a Research Group: all categories of teaching or researcher staff, research interns, extrabudgetary project staff, pre or post-doctoral collaborators, or external researchers to the ULL.
- One of the ULL doctoral-level researchers or professors in the research group, including doctors contracted via public tenders such as “Ramón y Cajal” or similar, will be appointed Research Group Coordinator by the other members.
- The aforementioned coordinator will act as the group’s interlocutor. There may be several lead researchers, but only one coordinator. The coordinator does not necessarily have to be a lead researcher.
- A researcher may belong to two research groups, but no more, so long as at least one of these groups is interdisciplinary in nature or is an inter-university group.