Research Professional Updates

Exclusive: UKRI to scrap impact sections from grant applications

Memo reveals plans to scrap Pathways to Impact and Summary Impact statement from applications

Universities ‘should bolster their research integrity policies’

Institutional guidelines, mandatory training and better incentives would strengthen integrity and boost trust, paper says

Soros pledges $1bn for international university network

Network will prepare neglected populations for global challenges and include a ‘scholars at risk’ programme

University of Oxford launches ‘creative destruction lab’

Initiative aims to raise £1 billion in private finance to help commercialise research results


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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