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Research and Enterprise services

Providing a range of services to support academic staff at The University of Reading.

Pharmacy2covid-19 advice

The ongoing situation regarding coronavirus has significantly impacted the research and innovation community.  RES and research accounts have put together guidance around research grants and contracts to help researchers with their queries.


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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.

Working in LibraryPreparing an application

We want your project to succeed. In this section, we offer advice on how to prepare a strong application.



calculatorCosting 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.


Coins2Find funding

Find out more information about sources of funding, deadlines and requirements.



Contractresearch contracts

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.


DataResearch data management

This sections details more information about best practice and policy in research data management.



Researchfish (small)Researchfish

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 Sir John Madejski Lecture Theatreallowing  assessment and analysis of results enabling better research decisions to be made.





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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.


 Law ImageIntellectual 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.



ConsultancyUniversity 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.


Proposal LibrarySuccessful 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.



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