"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

Research Councils UK sign up to Responsible Research Metrics Declaration

The Research Councils want to encourage active discussion by the research community on this policy area and, where appropriate, set out good practice in the way that outputs of scientific research such as journal articles are evaluated by funding agencies and academic institutions.

Research Councils UK Doctoral Stipend Levels and Indicative Fees for 2018

Research Councils UK (RCUK) has announced doctoral stipend levels and indicative fees for 2018. The minimum stipend will increase in line with the GDP deflator and this remains the start-point for determining minimum stipend levels and this gives the national minimum doctoral stipend for 2018/19 as £14,777.

New Year Honours for members of the UK research and innovation community

Many congratulations to the various academics, researchers, innovators and staff involved with the UK Research Councils and Innovate UK who have been honoured in the 2018 New Year Honours list. Experts funded by the research councils were recognised with various awards across the full range of the sciences and the humanities.

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