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Current Research Information System (CRIS)


This circa £1m project is to establish a Current Research Information System (CRIS) to support strategic, effective and efficient use of Universityresearch data, support enhancement of researcher performance and profiles, and significantly improve the processes by which REF submissions are created, optimised and submitted.


  • Better use of data will improve the REF process and the success of REF submissions
  • Showcase institutional and individual researchers’ activities and achievements more effectively and efficiently to increase collaboration, recruitment and funding opportunities

Strategic alignment

  • Excellence
  • Sustainability (Financial)
  • Community
  • Engaged University
  • Growth (research opportunities)
  • Staff Experience
  • Productivity Benefit



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Spring 2024 December 2025