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Guidance and Policy

This page details policies and guidance relevant to research funding including;

  • The UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) strategic delivery plans set out the part each council will play in delivering the wider UKRI mission and vision published in their five-year strategy. These strategic delivery plans sit alongside the UKRI corporate plan and provide the long-term vision for UKRI and detail on how they will deliver this over the medium and near-term.  Summaries of the Delivery Plans can be found here.
  • All EU and non-EU citizens wanting to live and work in the UK will require a visa.  Details on the process for applying for a visa - Visa costs for research staff on research grant proposals
  • There are obligations for institutions with regards to following policies on Bullying and Harassment - Research funder policies on bullying, harassment and research misconduct
  • UoR Guidance on Preventing Harm in Research and Innovation Activities - to be read in conjunction with other relevant policies and codes of practice.
  • Since early 2020, The Wellcome Trust has been committed to reducing the environmental impact of the travel they fund. Their requirements and expectations can be found in the Wellcome Trust Carbon Offset Policy for Travel.
  • For all research projects where there is a collaboration partner, who isn't a UKRI HEI, the University are required by the funder to conduct some due diligence checks on the partner.  These requirements and the differences in what information is required is outlined in the Due Diligence process for research projects.
  • The university has a policy on the Acceptance of Research and Innovation funding. The purpose of the policy is to establish a set of principles and procedures to ensure there is a standard approach to external funding acceptance, adhering to ethical considerations and managing reputational risk.
  • Since the launch of the new Travel Policy in August 2023 guidance for staff and students who are travelling on business of the University has been outlined. Associated with this is the Travel website which can be found at The website is organised to provide staff and students with specific pages with information that may be needed about the travel process from the pre-booking authorisation of your trip, travel bookings, forms, insurance and FAQs.