Research Fortnight Newsletter

The Royal Society, it seems, is preparing to play a more active role in the higher education and research bill. In our cover story, Cristina Gallardo reports that the RS is urging Jo Johnson to ensure that the higher education bill stays faithful to the recommendations of the Nurse review. Elsewhere, Cristina finds that the Home Office is preparing to offload its research and development arm to the Ministry of Defence, and Lindsay McKenzie talks to universities concerned about funding from the European Investment Bank. For post-docs worried about Brexit, Olaf Svenningsen has an answer: come to the Nordics! Finally, our very own William Cullerne Bown and Innovate UK’s Ruth McKernan kick-off a year-long series on the return of industrial strategy to UK policymaking.

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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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