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Your new Research Security Hub is here

10 May 2024

All the information and guidance you need to keep you and your work secure

The University’s new Research Security Hub is now live, helping academics and PS staff keep themselves and their work safe as we face a complex international environment and therefore new and changing potential risks. 

The Hub contains all the information, guidance and support colleagues will need as they carry out their work, whether it’s collaborating on research, managing data, information governance, travelling or working abroad, welcoming visitors, ATAS requirements or managing Export Controls. 

The Hub also includes Government guidance from the National Protective Security Authority (NPSA), including its Trusted Research campaign to support the UK’s research community. 

“Our international engagement has always been academically driven, allowing collaborations to flourish,” says Vice President for Social Responsibility and Chair of Research Compliance Committee and Research Relationships Oversight Group, Nalin Thakkar. 

“This will always be the case, but we face changing geopolitical landscape. We all need to play our part in mitigating any potential threats to our own security as well as our University’s and our nation’s security.” 

"We will support you as you work with partners and funders across the world to combat global challenges, helping to ensure that you and your work remain safe. 

Nalin added: “This Hub gives you access to processes to help minimise threats and empowers you to make informed decisions. 

“I would encourage the research community and other colleagues across campus to take a look at the support and guidance on offer.” 

You can visit the Hub at: 

We welcome feedback on our provision – please contact if you have any comments or questions.