Research Professional Updates

REF changes have an impact on staff wellbeing, says review

Universities have been urged to consider how to create a positive environment after a survey of attitudes towards the Research Excellence Framework revealed a minority of academics felt concerned about the REF’s effects on researchers’ wellbeing.

Consortium aims to increase research into psychiatric drugs

Charities and pharmaceutical companies have come together to speed up research into new drugs for psychiatric diseases through the formation of a psychiatry consortium.

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The pilot survey of attitudes to the Research Excellence Framework will inform future decision-making.

Science minister wants 10-year plan for research

Chris Skidmore has said that the UK should have a 10-year plan for research, ensuring that the “wheels of fortune” of regular spending reviews do not negatively affect 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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