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Universities are abusing gagging clauses, says law firm

Universities are using non-disclosure agreements to suppress legitimate concerns about the conduct of employees, an international law firm has said.

Researchers told not to apply for grants with high costs, peers hear

Some universities are telling researchers not to apply for certain grants because it is not possible to recover sufficient costs, University College London’s vice-provost for health has said.

Leeds to host Centre for Cultural Value

The University of Leeds is to be the home of a £2-million centre that will examine the value of arts and culture in the UK.

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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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