Research Support Services

Research Support Services (RSS) is responsible for providing academic staff with a range of support for their research – in particular in relation to external research funding.  We provide support for the development and funding of major strategic themes, College-based research proposal development, dedicated support for accessing EU and International funding, as well as a range of key post-award support services: research finance, research contracts, ethics approval, and Sponsor oversight of clinical trials.

The Director of Research Support Services is Dr Ian Lyne.
PA: Lesley Hewitt: and tel: 0121 414 3859

RSS covers the following areas:

Support within your college 

CAL Research Support Office


COSS Research Support Office


EPS Research Support Office



LES Research Support Office


MDS Research Support Office


Support for other aspects of research is provided by a range of other Professional Services:

See also the University’s external webpages on its research: