Research strategy & policy

Research strategy & policy

The Research Strategy and Innovation Office (RSIO) is responsible for ensuring University policies and strategies promote a high quality research environment. RSIO is also responsible for developing and implementing University strategy with respect to research and engagement, and good research practice at the University.

The Research Strategy & Policy team is responsible for developing and implementing the University’s research strategy and policies. By supporting the work of the Research Planning & Strategy Committee and working with college and University senior management, the team ensures the University's policy framework enables and supports the University’s research objectives, whilst complying with the requirements of the University’s funders. The team also ensures that researchers are provided with a supportive environment, and are encouraged to meet the highest standards of research integrity.

The Strategy & Policy team also lead on the University’s preparations for Research Excellence Framework (REF). These preparations include delivering plans and procedures to facilitate the final REF submission, ensuring that the University's reporting of its research-related activities fulfils its potential. Within this, the team also lead in the identification and development of impact case studies, working closely with other University services, college senior management & research administration.

Ongoing and future projects

REF 2014 Unit of Assessment reviews (UoA) reviews - external review of each of our 32 UoA submissions to REF2014 Kerry Revel
Top tips roadshow: presentations in each school/institute on the lessons from REF2014 and from the UoA reviews for achieving research and impact excellence Tanita Casci
Lord Kelvin Adam Smith (LKAS) Fellowship recruitment scheme (2015 - 18) Kristy Bremner
Professorial recruitment scheme (2016-18) Kristy Bremner
Senior Research Leaders' masterclass Kristy Bremner / Amanda Mather
Glasgow Crucible: Leadership and development programme for Early Career Researchers Elizabeth Adams / Louise Mitchell
Research Gateway: online portal providing guidance at each stage of the research life cycle (late 2016) Tanita Casci
Research Marketing Communications Project (Beacons) Laura Tyler

Contact our Strategy & Policy Team