"Research is our research"

Our mission is to provide innovative solutions to the challenges faced by researchers.
The centre was set up by Call For Participants, independent from academia to conduct non-biased research and maintain an objective view on behaviour, data handling and ethics within Universities.

Research Councils UK News Feed

Hoax (Phishing) grant award emails warning

We are aware that some researchers, predominantly outside of the UK, have received emails claiming to the be from ‘The Research Council, United Kingdom’ regarding successful research grants.  The email asks for information to be provided to allow the grant to be paid. This is a phishing email and is not from Research Councils UK or any of the individual UK Research Councils.

Leading UK research showcased at AAAS meeting

A host of leading UK scientists and academics will be presenting their research at the prestigious annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston, MA from 16–20 February 2017.

RCUK system outages

Due to system maintenance this website may be unavailable on 11 February from 0900-1400 GMT. This maintenance will also affect other Research Council services, including the Peer Review extranet and recruitment application system which may be become unavailable during this period.

Centre for Research Excellence News

New Research

We are delighted to open this years first research study up for the academic community. See our research page for more detail.

2015 Agenda released

The center has released its agenda for the new year. We are expecting a good year with exciting research opportinities including an investigation into medical research.

Most recent research

Research Methods Survey

Our research aims to investigate if academic researchers, using online services, are adhering to ethical principles, and understand if participants are being fully informed about the collection, use and handling of their data.

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"Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson's and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer. The fact that the cells may come from embryos is not an objection, because the embryos are going to die anyway."

Stephen Hawking