Research Professional Updates

UKRI primes research collaboration with the US – The first round of UK Research and Innovation’s Fund for International Collaborations has allocated £79 million to programmes with partners overseas, of which nearly £39m has gone to bilateral projects involving the UK and the United States.  For full article click here

University fires scientist behind gene-edited babies – The Chinese geneticist He Jiankui, who became internationally infamous after claiming to have genetically modified twin girls, has been fired by his university.  For 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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