Research Professional Updates

NHS says researchers must stick to its data-sharing principles

Researchers will now need to take into account five data-sharing principles if they want to access the NHS’s vast stores of information.

Universities must do more on staff diversity, says Skidmore

The UK’s universities minister has admitted that more needs to be done to increase the diversity of university staff.

‘Depoliticise’ EU research partnerships, says Skidmore

The UK’s science minister has said he remains convinced that the country’s participation in the European Union’s R&D and student mobility schemes could be negotiated separately from any withdrawal agreement.

Engineering schemes launched in memory of late peer

Business secretary Greg Clark has launched two schemes in memory of manufacturing expert and Labour peer Kumar Bhattacharyya, who died earlier this year.

Women underrepresented in university spinouts

Just 13 per cent of active university spinouts in the UK have at least one female founder, according to research that lays bare the chronic underrepresentation of female entrepreneurs.

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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