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About Research and Business Engagement

The University of Manchester


The Directorate supports the ongoing development of strategy and policy for research, business engagement, and graduate education and works together with faculties and other PS directorates to ensure effective operational support for research and researchers.


Many projects (research or otherwise) require the University to negotiate a contract with the other party or parties involved. 

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  • The types of contract we deal with
  • If your contract requirements include any of these factors
  • FAQs about contracts at UoM

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Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity

The Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity team is responsible for developing and monitoring University policy and providing guidance and support to researchers in the area of research governance, integrity and ethics.

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Researcher Development

Supporting the development and implementation of strategy, policy and training for University of Manchester researchers.

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Research Services

The central Research Services (RS) team is responsible for leading and developing an integrated and effective research service that is delivered to users through a distributed RS structure that maximises our ability to attract researchers and research income, undertake high-quality research, and exploit research outcomes.

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  • Guidance for researchers managing a research project
  • Guidance for researchers preparing a research proposal
  • Guidance for researchers accepting an award

More information about Research Services at the University

Research Strategy

The Research Strategy Team supports the ongoing development and implementation of strategy and policy for research, in pursuit of the strategic objectives established for the University.

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Business Engagement

The Business Engagement & Knowledge Exchange team supports partnership activity with external organisations across a number of mechanisms including collaborative research, consultancy, knowledge exchange, student projects and sharing facilities. 

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  • How to get business support
  • KE Funding and Partnerships
  • Support for innovation

More information about Business Engagement at the University