Research Professional Updates

Imperial restricts payments for open-access papers – Imperial College London has announced that it cannot pay all the open-access charges for papers stemming from research funded by UK Research and Innovation.

Wellcome chief asks future MEPs to back UK-EU ties – Jeremy Farrar, the director of the biomedical funder the Wellcome Trust, has written to British political leaders asking them to support R&D ties with the European Union through the European elections.

Government promises clarity on underwriting EU grants – The UK government has confirmed that it is developing guidance on how its guarantee to underwrite successful Horizon 2020 bids will be delivered in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

UK must double number of researchers to hit R&D target – The UK will need an extra 260,000 researchers by 2027 for the government to reach its target of spending 2.4 per cent of GDP on R&D, universities and science minister Chris Skidmore has said.



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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