Research Professional Updates

Concordat vital to meeting R&D target, says UUK president

A revised agreement between funders and institutions on supporting the career development of researchers will help provide the skills that will be needed as the UK increases its R&D investment, the president of the vice-chancellors’ group Universities UK has said.

Welsh government in push to retain Horizon 2020 access

The Welsh government is pressing Westminster to ensure that “maximum possible participation” is achieved in the European Union’s Horizon research programmes.

Yellowhammer and research—the worst-case scenario

As the government releases its worst-case Brexit scenario, we ask what researchers might expect if things go badly wrong in the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Science minister Skidmore kept out of cabinet

Downing Street has confirmed that universities and science minister Chris Skidmore will not be attending cabinet meetings, unlike his predecessor Jo Johnson.

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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