Following a review of post-award support in 2017, investment has been agreed for a new Research Set-up and Support team, in order to provide academic staff with dedicated support in relation to the set-up of their projects following a successful grant application.
The new Research Set-up and Support team will be a central team within Research Support Services, providing on-the-ground support to academic staff in relation to research project set-up and running. Team members (Research Set-up & Support Facilitators) will operate flexibly across the Colleges under the direction of the Research Set-up & Support Manager, and will provide expert support to academic staff in the setting up of their new grant-funded projects, as well as troubleshooting any major issues which emerge in the ongoing management of their research projects.
The set-up of research projects is an increasingly complex process due to regulatory and governance expectations from funders, as well as the need for complex internal preparations in advance of a grant starting. The set-up phase for a project can involve a large number of preparatory steps – including HR, space requirements, equipment procurement, IT provision, risk assessment, contractual agreements, ethical approval, relevant regulatory and governance checks and approvals, etc. A guide to the processes for setting up a new research project in your College can be found at the bottom of this page.
The new team will be recruited and established in 2018. Please contact Dr Ian Lyne, Director of Research Support Services, for further information.
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