Research Professional Updates

Controversial embryo study would be allowed in UK

Leading geneticist Robin Lovell-Badge has said that a change in Japanese rules enabling researchers to grow human cells in an animal embryo is “significant” in the context of that country but such research would already be permitted in the UK.

NERC wants to talk about public engagement strategy

The Natural Environment Research Council is calling for input on its planned strategy to encourage public engagement with environmental research.

Lack of research ‘hides sexual misconduct problem’

A dearth of research on staff-to-student sexual misconduct in universities is masking the problem, according to a group of researchers.

Clinical academic to lead health research watchdog

Paediatrician and academic Terence Stephenson has been appointed chair of the Health Research Authority, the national agency responsible for the governance of clinical trials.

Augar’s fee proposals damaging for research funding, say peers

The Augar review’s failure to assess the potential impact of its recommendations on how research is funded has led to a “distorted” view of higher education’s financial health, according to a House of Lords report.

National AI lab aims to transform healthcare

Health minister Matt Hancock has announced £250 million in funding for a laboratory looking at the application of artificial intelligence in the National Health Service.

Social care research boosted by annual funding call

The National Institute for Health Research is to launch an annual call specifically focused on social care research, with a £3-million funding pot for the first round


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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