Research co-ordination

Research support for historians and academic groups

Drawing of a woman running holding booksNo matter what you are researching, or why, there is always a certain amount of administration involved. This can be time consuming and, although important, not always your top priority when you are in the middle of research.

That is why we have created a package of support intended to take all the tiresome administration off your hands- so you can concentrate on your research and leave us to get on with the backroom chores.

We have two packages available; one for individuals and one for research groups.


When undertaking historical research how much time do you spend on the following?

  • booking travel and accommodation
  • arranging meetings
  • proofreading copy
  • replying to emails
  • maintaining your database

Do you feel that this is eating into your research time?

This is where Halcyon Virtual Assistance can help. We take away the burden of administration and free your time to spend how you want to- whether on research or taking a well-deserved break.

We rather like the administrative side of research and we are rather good at it. We only charge for the time we spend doing the work for you, which means everyone can afford their own personal assistant. In fact it is a luxury that will soon become an essential!

Our services are tailored to your needs and requirements. You may feel you only need support for a day, a week or a month. That’s fine, and when you need support again, we will already know you and your work and can quickly and easily pick up from where we left off.

Or you may need ongoing support, in which case our retainer package is for you.

No matter how much support you need we are happy to step in and help. Contact us now for a free consultation.

Research Groups

Research groups can have complicated administrative needs.

If you are funded by a research body you may have other commitments such as conferences and seminars to organise and may have to submit ongoing reports to the funders. If you are interdepartmental or cross-institution the project team can be large, spread across different sites or even countries.

This is on top of the general administration that a research project needs.

By working with Halcyon Virtual Assistance you will have a key co-ordinator who will make sure all significant dates are met, events are organised, committees are set up as well as give you day to day assistance with your project. Everyone on the project can rely on Halcyon, no matter where they are.

We are different from a traditional onsite co-ordinator in that we can start working with you as soon as possible, even from submission to the funding body stage. With a fixed fee, and no hidden costs, you can budget accordingly and have the stability of support from start to finish.

Contact us now to discuss your project.

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