Supporting Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation Services sits at the heart of research and knowledge exchange activities at the Ƶ.

Research and Innovation services at the Ƶ provides researchers with expertise and support throughout the research life cycle and throughout their whole career. We help researchers to secure research funding and to have impact outside of academia through public engagement, partnerships and regional and business engagement activities.

The division has a number of teams, including the Sussex Research School, the Research Development team, the Research Finance office, the Research Information, Quality and Impact team and the Research Governance office, which helps support researchers to uphold the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all of our research activities.

Research Information, Quality and Impact team

The Research, Quality and Impact team helps researchers achieve real impact in the wider world through capacity and skills building and by planning for and supporting impact from ongoing research and through building external partnerships. It helps researchers produce high quality research outputs and provides support on research strategy and policies.

It is also responsible for managing the Research Excellence Framework, the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

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Research Development team

The Research Development team helps researchers at the University identify funding opportunities, supports the development of strong proposals, manages contractual arrangements and carries out financial administration. The team is also responsible for supporting the University’s consultancy services.

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Developing researchers: Doctoral School and undergraduate research programme

We help researchers throughout their whole career. The Sussex Researcher school and undergraduate research programme supports undergraduate researchers, postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers.

The Sussex Researcher School provides professional research development and skills training to over 1,300 doctoral researchers. It provides PhD students with the skills training and professional development support they need to successfully complete their PhD and prepare for their future careers. They provide a year-round programme of workshops on topics such as library and academic skills, the doctoral process, communications and the latest technology for research. 

Research and Innovation also provides support to undergraduate students through that helps high achieving undergraduate students work with our top research faculty during the summer vacation. 

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