Introduction to Research Services

Research Services (informally known as RSO) is part of the Division of Research and Enterprise Services and is managed by the Head of Research Services. RSO provides advice and guidance service in support of externally-funded research projects. Support includes:

Pre-Award Support

-     Bid development

-     Funding opportunities

-     Costing support

-     Advice and training on funders, schemes, etc.

Post-Award Support

-      Claims/invoicing

-      Advice on funders’ T&Cs

-      Monitoring budgets and expenditure

-      Audits

Research Integrity, Ethics & Governance

-      Ethics committees

-      Advice and training

-      Misconduct investigation

-      Approval process

-      Sponsorship

Research Contracts

-     Risk management

-     Negotiation

-     Drafting

-     Advice

Research Impact

-      Pathways to impact

-      Impact case studies

-      Recording impact

-      Advice and training

Research Information & Systems

-      Pure (research info)

-      ACP (costing tool)

-      Researchfish (outcomes)

-      Internal communications

-      Advice & training

RSO also provides support for the Research Excellence Framework and facilitates the work of both the University Research Committee and the University’s Research Ethics Committees.