Supporting research and enterprise

This page holds Research Support documents such as guidelines, application forms, checklists and standard documentation. The documents have been organised into the categories shown below. In the drop down folder for each category, you will find the link to the document and a brief description of the contents of the file.

Costing and Pricing

 
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Icon - PDF fEC Guidelines This PDF document provides a detailed and comprehensive description  of fEC guidelines that were introduced in 2005 .
Icon - PDF Research Council UK FAQ This PDF document provides answers to regarding FEC.
Icon - PDF Office of Science and Innovation 20 questions on fEC This PDF document  was produced by The Office of Science and Innovation created twenty questions that every academic needs to ask about fEC. 
Icon - PDF Guide on estimating PI time This PDF document provides useful questions that a PI should think about when estimating there time commitment on a project.

 

Preparing a Proposal

 
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Icon - PDF Costing Checklist This PDF document is a useful list of questions to ask when preparing a proposal.
Icon - PDF Guide to writing an impact plan This PDF document is a useful guide when preparing  your impact summary as part of you application.
Icon - Excel JeS Checklist This excel document is a useful guide detailing format requirements for particular Research Council attachments.

 

Grant Announcements and Post Award

 
Type
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Icon - Word PI statement form This word document must be completed for each new external award.
Icon - Excel  Grant announcements  Excel files of grant announcements for the current academic year and dating back to 2006. These files are only accessible if you are connected to the College network, either on campus or via VPN
Icon - PDF Research Council Concordat for contract research staff guidelines This PDF document provides guidelines pertaining to Research Council Concordat for contract research staff.

 

Contracts and Intellectual Property

 
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Icon - Word Invention Disclosure Report Form  This word document is to be completed when applying for investment in a patent for your invention.
Icon - PDF IP Policy The College's Intellectual Property Policy - explains who owns what
Icon - PDF Exploitation of Inventions Code College Code of Practice which determines how revenue generated by College owned IP is shared with staff

 

Ethics

 
Type
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Icon - PDF RHUL Research Ethics Guidance Notes This is a PDF document providing college guidelines pertaining to Research ethics
Icon - PDF Obtaining Ethical Approval for Research Projects - Flowchart This is a PDF document providing a flowchart of the stages required when obtaining ethical approval.
Icon - Word Ethical Approval Form This word document is to be completed when applying for Ethical Approval from the ethics committee.
Icon - Word Simplified Ethics Form This word document is to be completed when applying when requiring input from your department asto whether your project requires ethical Approval through the ethics committee.
Icon - PDF Code of Good Research Practice Guidelines This PDFdocument provides guidelines on Research Governance, Research Ethics and Good Research Practice.
Icon - Word Psychology Department Annex  This word document is to be completed by all those undertaking research in the psychology department that may require ethical approval, this is to be in addition the ethical approval form.

 

Research Strategy Fund

 
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Icon - Word Research Strategy Fund Application Form  This word document is to be completed when applying to the research Strategy Fund.

 

Workshop Slides

 
Type
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Icon - Powerpoint British Academy Visit Presentation This is a powerpoint document of the Britsh Academy presentation on the 23rd November 2011.
Icon - Powerpoint Leverhulme Trust Visit Presentation This is a powerpoint document of the Leverhulme Trust  presentation on the 19th October 2011.
Icon - Powerpoint AHRC Delivery Plan Presentation This is a powerpoint document of the AHRC presentation on the 23rd March 2011.
 Icon - Powerpoint ESRC Key Priorities & Future Strategy This is a powerpoint document of the ESRC presentation on the 2nd February 2011. 

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Horizon 2020 Presentation This is a PDF document of the Horizon2020 presentation which took place on the 29th January 2014

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European Research Council Presentation This is a PDF document of the ERC presentation which took place on the 29th January 2014

Establishing a Research Centre

 
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   Icon - PDF Establishing a Research centre  This is a PDF document which provides details for setting up a College Research Centre. 

Teaching Replacement and Distribution of Funds

The general principle is that no teaching cover will be required for the majority of research projects with the academic’s time on the project being covered within their normal workload.

If there are small amounts of teaching cover required this should be covered by the Departmental Grants Group (DGG) return to the department/Principal Investigator (P.I.).

In exceptional cases i.e. where greater than 50% of an academic’s time is being funded on research contracts then a request can be made for the College to fund teaching cover. This can include cases where an academic has to spend greater than 50% of their time on research funded work due to a peak in workload for a specific period during a grant. Requests should be made through the Faculty Deans for approval by the Resources Sub-Group.

 
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Icon - PDF Teaching Replacement and Distribution of Funds This is a PDF document which provides details of the teaching replacement policy and distibution of funds.

How to request bridge funding for a Post Doc or Research Assistant

The College provides bridge funding for circumstances where there is a need to keep a current post doc or Research Assistant  employed on an externally funded grant and whose funding has come to an end on an externally funded grant with a gap until the start of a new award on which the person will be employed. With regards the new award there must be evidence that the award is confirmed.   Bridging funds are for a maximum period of six months.  In such circumstances the  PI  is required to submit the request  through their HoD to the Dean outlining the current situation and giving a clear justification as to why the person needs to be maintained on the new grant  together with evidence that external funding will be available on completion of the bridging funding.  

 The Dean will  submit the request to College Planning and Resources Committee for approval.  You will be informed about the outcome of your request as soon as possible.

Please ensure you submit your request well ahead of the need to  ensure all the relevant information is in place and to allow time for the request to be processed and a decision made. 

 

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03/12/2016