Research Professional Updates

Researchers applaud Johnson’s comments on bioscience

Scientists have welcomed prime minister Boris Johnson’s suggestion that Brexit could liberate the UK’s biosciences from stringent European Union regulations.

Johnson wants shake-up of immigration system

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said he is planning an overhaul of immigration, amid concerns from research and business leaders over the effects of Brexit on their ability to recruit skilled staff from abroad.

Skidmore steps down as science minister to join health department

Chris Skidmore is leaving his job as science and universities minister to join the Department of Health and Social Care.

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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