Supporting Research and Innovation in Medicine, Dentistry & Health
Where to go for help throughout your academic career
Our dedicated team work closely with academic staff, postgraduate research students and early career researchers to share information, provide training and join up the support that is available to you.
We offer advice on everything from organising a research contract to creating greater impact with your work. If you're a research student, we'll also help you find the training and support you need to develop your career.
We recently received the great news that the bid to create a new Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in Sheffield was successful with funding of £4,049,681 to be awarded over 5 years from April 2017. The BRC Executive Group will soon begin the contractual negotiations with NIHR to initiate our programme of research in Translational Neuroscience for Chronic Neurological Disorders.
These negotiations will serve to galvanize our operational set-up of exciting developments such as a PET-MRI facility and the installation of a digital infrastructure for communal data management across research projects. These major developments are essential for the advancement and acceleration of research across the whole University and STHNFT, extending the good news of a BRC beyond the realms of neurology.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of 23 NHS organisations to receive funding for specialist research nurses and new facilities to support clinical research and trials. The £123 million investment, awarded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) following a competitive application and assessment process, will be provided over the next 5 years with Sheffield set to receive around £3m.
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Facts and figures on how Research and Innovation Services has helped your Faculty (Information on the following screens maybe confidential to the University and therefore is for internal use only. By logging into this page you agree not to share this information externally).
Find a comprehensive list of departmental contacts who can provide subject specific support. They can help you by finding estimated costs for your proposal, assisting with the preparation of bids or proof reading applications.
Offers groups workshops or presentations on issues surrounding impact. Helps departments develop an impact strategy.
Contact: Sarah Geere
0114 22 27435
Works across the HEI sector and with funders to gather intelligence on Impact and provide advice to support the development of Impact Strategies.
Contact: Cliona Boyle
0114 22 27449
For help setting up research accounts, please speak to Research Finance. They are a specialist team within the Department of Finance which supports the research activity of the University. Their primary responsibility is claiming research income from research sponsors.
Managing a range of cross-faculty translational projects funded by MRC, Wellcome and NIHR. Provides pre/post award support to the PIs and contributes towards project management.
Contact: Alex Wilkinson
0114 22 27447
Contact: Dr Evy De Leenheer
0114 22 22891
Provides advice on collaborative research and networking opportunities under Horizon 2020 and support for applications. Based in Barber House
Contact: Graham Hughes
0114 22 28743
Online contracts tracker
This online database allows you to track the progress of research related agreements which are under review by the Pricing & Contracts team. Use the link below to track your agreements.
Online ethics review
A new online ethics review system has now been implemented and is being used by the vast majority of departments. The system allows the review process to be tracked by users, providing greater transparency. It also reduces paperwork and records approvals, providing a clearer audit path.