Research Professional Updates

NIHR calls for REF to recognise applied research  – Applied health research should be given appropriate prominence in the Research Excellence Framework, one of the UK’s main funders of health research has said.

NIHR injects £20m into social care research – The National Institute for Health Research has announced the allocation of £20 million to social care research and training of researchers working in the field over the next five years.

Business councils to advise government after Brexit – The UK government has set up five advisory councils to help ministers ensure British business grows after the UK leaves the European Union.

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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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