We work in partnership with different academic centres and together with colleagues from different parts of the world to provide comprehensive support to researchers across the research life cycle.
We help in providing information about funding opportunities including via major sponsor summaries, special calls, training in the use of funding databases (e.g. ResearchProfessional.com) and customised searches/e-mail alerts, personal advice and referrals to Divisional/Departmental Research Facilitators.
We support the applying for grants to fund research. This includes advice on targeting the right opportunities, sponsor requirements and their review processes, using the various electronic submission systems; reviewing and authorising applications; accepting awards; coordinating reporting; and sponsor liaison. We help also in providing through information, advice, training, document review and reserach policy development.
We help in negotiating the terms of research related agreements with other universities, companies or government departments to ensure that the terms are consistent with the University’s policies and academic mission.
We help in the establishment of knowledge and technology transfer within and between universities as well as betweena a university and governmental and non governmental bodies that help in developing reserach activities. This includes service coordination, promoting the scale and value of the university’s engagement in knowledge transfer and supporting its relationships with key corporate and Government collaborators. It also includes through advising on intellectual property (IP), and IP rights management.