What we do at Research Development

Hall Place Enterprise Centre at Harbledown
Hall Place Enterprise Centre

Welcome to the blog of Research Development

Page Under Development

Policy initiatives
  • leads on development of university policy and procedures around RKE. We’re currently looking at issues such as open access, impact, consultancy and Intellectual Property. (See current policy documents.)
Management of Institution Returns and Funding
  • Last year was a big year as we were responsible for coordinating CCCU’s REF return. We also coordinate the annual HEBCI and HEIF returns to HEFCE.
  • We manage the distribution of the university’s HEIF and QR funding allocation.
Developing funded RKE activities
RKE Project Support
  • We offer advice and support with project management to ensure the successful completion and delivery of RKE projects.
RKE capacity building and staff development
  • We organise and deliver training to develop RKE skills across the university (see Staff Development handbook). We also run bespoke sessions to Schools/Faculties and offer one-to-one advice and guidance for academic staff.
  • We can advise on quantitative research methods and statistical IT packages.
Research Ethics & governance
Support for Student and Staff Enterprise
  • We support staff in developing their intellectual property and commercialising their ideas. We also support students to develop entrepreneurial skills.
The Internship Scheme

We’ll tell you more about what we do on this blog in the coming months.  Please contact us if you have any queries.


About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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