Research Professional

Success seen in push to make NHS trusts prioritise research – Changes to the questions asked by inspectors of National Health Service trusts are resulting in an increased focus on research, says the senior clinician who spearheaded the reform.

Momentum grows for ban on gagging orders across academia – Researchers, funders and universities prepare for reform of non-disclosure agreements.

Peers urge reform to boost forensic science R&D – A House of Lords committee has called for the creation of a National Institute for Forensic Science to set strategic priorities for forensic science R&D.

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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