Research Professional Updates

Engineers call for boost to Innovate UK’s budget

The government should increase Innovate UK’s budget to help address Britain’s “historic underinvestment” in innovation, a leading group of engineers has said.

Lamb to quit parliament and launch mental health fund

The chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has announced that he will not stand in the next general election as he wants to focus on his mental health work.

EU academics ‘fear being denied re-entry to UK’

The University and College Union has called on the government to provide “concrete assurances” on the rights of European Union citizens living and working 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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