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