Research Strategy and Services

In the Research Strategy and Services Division (RSSD) we deliver highly valued research services in partnership with the academic community, working symbiotically across the research project life-cycle supporting the delivery of the Birmingham 2030 ambitions.

We foster a vibrant, innovative work environment, collaborating with the wider University and our external stakeholders to address global, national, and regional challenges through world-class research.

Contact us

Find the right person to support your research needs, whatever the stage of your research, organised by College, School and Institute.

Your Research Support Hubs

Your Research Support Hubs

We deliver an end-to-end research support service that spans the full research project lifecycle.

Business Engagement

Engage with industry

We can source and nurture collaborations with business that are mutually beneficial.


Make an impact

We provide tools and resources to help your research make a difference in the world.


Access our systems & data

We can help you to navigate and utilise our systems for setting up and managing your projects.

Researcher reading a book

Evaluating quality; understanding policy

We can assist you in getting to grips with the UK Research Policy landscape, including REF and KEF.

Researchers speaking

Ethics and governance

We will work with you to ensure that your project operates within a framework of best practice in ethics, integrity and governance.

Professional Services staff on campus

Connect to our research culture

We will help you to find your place in the wider research environment and culture of the University.


Due diligence and export controls

We perform reviews and offer guidance to ensure your work with overseas partners is free of risk. 


Updates and opportunities for RSSD staff

The Research Strategy and Services Division (RSSD) is a dynamic, ambitious and evolving team and there are lots of exciting opportunities and updates for you to learn about.

Latest news

UKRI Funding Service (TFS) rolls out in 2023

TFS is a new online system for finding, applying for and managing research funding, offering an improved experience to replace the JeS system - find out how this will affect your funding opportunities and applications here.

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