Research Professional Updates

More than 50 NIHR studies axed due to Covid-19

Despite ‘good progress’ in restarting research, challenges remain and some studies have had to close.

NERC announces £13m environmental omics facility

Facility will provide environmental researchers with access to technology, expertise and training.

UKRI diversity data raise alarm bells among academics

Researchers criticise gender and ethnicity gaps in grant success rates from national research funder.

Government promises ‘ambitious alternatives’ to Horizon Europe

R&D roadmap promises Discovery Fund offering ‘sizeable grants over long periods of time’.

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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