Bid process support

Where to find help when you are making a bid

Research Support Office

The Research Support Office provides expert guidance and support to academics who are undertaking public sector, EU and charity funded research activity across all disciplines at the University.

The RSO also provide a toolbox of direct links to research resources including standard forms, the LUCRE costing system, the IRIS integrated research system, EU funding opportunities (UKRO), COS funding opportunities, research funding opportunities, and research code of conduct.

Enterprise and Business Development Office

The Enterprise and Business Development office (EBD) work closely with the Research Support Office, providing support for the University's knowledge exchange and commercial activities.

IT services

Academic Liaison provide support specifically for researchers going through the bid process.

Academic Liaison have supported a number of project bids by both helping to complete the AHRC Technical Appendix, advising on issues such as storage and data confidentiality implications, responding to peer review feedback, and by devising technical solutions to respond to the needs of the project. 

Your college/department

Your own college and department is a vital source of information, support and guidance.  There are many Departmental Research web pages

Research groups, centres and projects

University index of Research Groups, Centres and Projects

RDM news and events
  1. The University of Leicester Figshare for data digital archive is now available for research staff and PhD students. User guidance on upload/data deposit.
  2. Information Governance training is now available, provided by e-LfH (an NHS organisation). The University has registered to access this NHS resource and individual accounts can be set up by sending name and email address to Andrew Burnham.
  3. There is now a standard University Privacy Impact Assessment process where data collection or receipt, or systems purchase or development may have privacy consequences
  4. The University has adopted a simple data classification model which must be applied by the research PI and/or data owner
  5. We share our RDM survey: overview findings presentation as well as the results of our 2015 survey on Your research data management needs
  6. There is now a University Information Governance web presence
  7. Our Data Management Planning documents have been updated - hard copies can be obtained if you contact
  8. Jisc has published a new RDM strategy document - "Directions for RDM Management in UK Universities"
  9. The Partridge Review - HSCIC Data Release Review - Full report (3.58 Mb) and Summary
  10. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have published a new Research data policy underpinned by nine core principles and Data management plan guidance (26/03/2015)
  11. RDM Principles approved by the University.
  12. DMPonline version 4.0 - DCC "DMPonline" (Data Management Planning) v4 has gone live. You can use this web based form to create your Data Management Plan, and share it with your collaborators.
  13. Research funder specific web pages (accessible via 'Data Planning & Management - What you need to do') for data planning and management guidance (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, and STFC)
  14. 'Data Planning & Management - what you need to' - a web page to take you through what you need to do about data planning and management.
  15. 'RDM - The Movie' is released! The 4 minute digital story of research data work here at Leicester.

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