Findings from UKRI’s Tackling climate change report

In this post, Jonathan Rans, Strategic Research Executive, summarises UKRI’s ‘Tackling Climate Change’ report and discusses opportunities for sharing lessons both from global responses to Covid-19 and between global regions affected by climate change. On the 16 March, UKRI published its report ‘Tackling climate change: Adaptation and Resilience Opportunities.’ View …

Training resources for planning your research and developing a research strategy

In this post Al Innes, Research Development Officer, highlights our learning and development resources designed to help you plan your research and develop your research strategy. ​​​​​​​Researcher Development for Research Funding is a learning and development hub, designed to give you the skills you need to write competitive and ultimately …

New Research Policy and Horizon Scanning Hub Launched

In today’s blog post, Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive, writes about the newly launched Research Policy and Horizon Scanning Hub. We have recently launched an online hub dedicated to identifying and sharing insights from horizon scanning and intelligence gathered on research and innovation policy. The Research Policy and Horizon Scanning …

A Stumble on the Road to £22bn? Key Messages from the UK Government’s Research & Development Budget Allocations

In this post, Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive, summarises some of the main takeaways from the UK Government’s 2021/22 budget allocations for research and development. The figure of £22bn has been heralded as the UK Government’s commitment for how much it is going to publicly spend on research and development …

Wellcome Trust launches a ‘new vision and strategy’ as they publish their 2020 Science Review

In today’s blog, Al Innes, Research Development Officer in Edinburgh Research Office, writes about the newly announced Science Review of the Wellcome Trust. In a bold move away from translational research, the Wellcome Trust seeks to enhance how it spends over £1bn every year on ‘discovery science’ for a multitude …

Thoughts on the UK Research and Development Roadmap

In today’s blog Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive at Edinburgh Research Office writes about the UK Government’s Research and Development roadmap. It continues to be a busy year for research policy announcements. In early July, the UK Government released its long awaited Research and Development roadmap. This 60-page document upholds …

What’s next for the UK research funding landscape?

In today’s blog, Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive, rounds up some of the latest key developments in UK research funding, and explores what may be next for the UK research funding landscape. It’s hard to believe that it was just three months ago that the UK government announced its 2020 …

Establishing and developing a research network

Following on from last week’s blog on planning a centre’s research funding strategy, Jonathan Rans, Strategic Research Executive, now takes a look at research networks and introduces our new guide for University of Edinburgh Network Directors. We have a rich and varied research landscape at the University of Edinburgh, with …

Planning a centre’s research funding strategy

In today’s blog, Jonathan Rans, Strategic Research Executive, introduces our new research funding guide aimed at current and prospective Directors of research centres at the University of Edinburgh. Our research centres are a vital component in society’s response to ‘grand challenges’, complex intractable problems on a global scale. Centres are …

Strategic Leadership in Research Programme 2020

The Strategic Leadership in Research Programme aims to equip researchers with the leadership skills, knowledge and behaviours required to win large-scale strategic funding. Find out more about the programme and how you can apply. The Strategic Leadership in Research Programme will run from April – October 2020 and will require …

Responsible use of research metrics

Louise Ker, Strategic Research Executive, explains the concept of ‘responsible research metrics’, what the University is doing to implement this, and what this means for research and researchers. The research landscape is exploding with opportunities to harness ever larger and more diverse datasets to deliver powerful progress and innovation. The …

UK industrial strategy, sustainable growth and research

Jonathan Rans explains what the current UK Industrial Strategy means for research, the current funding priorities and who to contact if you are interested in applying for Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) funding. The Genesis of the Industrial Strategy The UK is in the grip of a long-term productivity crisis. …

EPSRC responds to a changing landscape

Nicholas Duvall outlines some changes EPSRC have made to how they engage with researchers and other stakeholders. Regular readers will know that the UK Government recently made changes to how it administers research funding. The seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England have been reorganized under a parent organization, …

Lessons learned through using research analytics to inform strategic decision-making

On the blog today we hear from Dr Kirsty Collinge, Strategic Research Executive, as she shares her insights into data-informed research strategies. Jun 21, 2018

Meet the team: Jonathan Rans

Today, we speak to Jonathan Rans, Strategic Research Executive, about helping others create change, live music and the perfect Sunday. What do you love about working at the University? I love having varied and interesting jobs and the University certainly has provided that in the 12 years that I’ve worked …

UKRI appoints nine GCRF Challenge Leaders

In today’s blog we hear from Isobel Marr as she looks at the next phase of development for the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), with UKRI  appointing nine Challenge Leaders who will direct the GCRF portfolios in global health, food systems, conflict, resilience, education and sustainable cities. What are the the …

UKRI, Europe and the ‘Grand Challenges’ – What’s On the Horizon for 2018

On the blog today Al Innes, Research Development Officer for the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences in the Research Support Office at the University of Edinburgh, takes us the through some of the highlights coming up on the research horizon in 2018. Feb 15, 2018