Research and Enterprise services
Providing a range of services to support academic staff at the University of Reading.
Research and enterprise services contacts
Research and Enterprise Services (RES) are the principal source of support to academics and Schools to develop research and enterprise funding, supporting the development of research excellence and enterprise opportunities within the University.
Find out more information about sources of funding, deadlines and requirements.
Preparing an application
We want your project to succeed. In this section, we offer advice on how to prepare a strong application.
Costing a proposal
This section of the website provides an introduction to FEC (full economic costing), along with a description of the costing methodology and the University pricing policy.
Successful proposal library
This section contains several examples of successful proposals across a range of funders. Academics and researchers are encouraged to examine these case studies to gain an insight into the style and content of proposals before applying.
RES includes the Contracts Team who will lead contract negotiations on behalf of academics in schools and departments where the University is working with an outside body or organisation to exchange University (staff) expertise, knowledge, intellectual property and related resources to create new knowledge for the benefit of both the University and partners.
Research data management
This sections details more information about best practice and policy in research data management.
Researchfish is the main outcomes and outputs reporting tool utilised by the majority of the major funders. With Researchfish the impact of research is both measurable and enhanced allowing assessment and analysis of results enabling better research decisions to be made.
Impact is the benefit that research has on the world outside of academia. Research and Enterprise provide context and support for impact at the pre-award phase, during the research and once impact has occurred.
Intellectual Property and Patents
The role of the Intellectual Property Management Office is to assess the most appropriate way to protect IP arising from research conducted within the University and to take the appropriate action to ensure that the IP is protected adequately.
University consultancy is a service provided to a client when you use your expertise and existing knowledge to help them with a problem. Usually short term and low risk, University Consultancy can be a useful way to start a long term relationship with a company or organisation.
The University is committed to supporting staff to make the most of University consultancy opportunities and Research & Enterprise will co-ordinate and support you with consultancy activities.