Research Professional Updates

Researchers look to Skidmore amid turmoil – Researchers have a new minister to champion their interests, but Chris Skidmore takes over the science and universities brief as politics and academia face their greatest upheaval in recent history. – To read the full article click here

Cautious welcome for Wellcome review – The director of the Wellcome Trust has launched a full-scale review of science funding by the charity, saying that “while the way we support science has varied little over several decades, science and the way it is done have changed”.  – To read the full article click here

Research groups hope to gain from NHS boost – The NHS should make it easier for clinicians to conduct research, medical research organisations and charities have said, as the government prepares to outline its plans for the health service to spend billions extra every year.  To read the full article click here

Battle lines drawn for Horizon Europe tussle – Research ministers in the Council of the EU and MEPs in the European Parliament’s research committee have reached conflicting positions on the bloc’s next R&D programme, Horizon Europe, setting up a clash over its purpose.  To read the full article click here

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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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