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How Research & Innovation Services can help you

Our services for helping you develop proposals, run projects and disseminate your findings.

Our teams

The management of Research and Innovation Services (RIS) is led by Caroline Quest, Director of RIS, and assisted by Dr Graham McLaren, Assistant Director, RIS. More on our RIS Management team.

The services we provide are:

  • Research Development - We support academic staff to secure grant funding and realise their research ambitions

  • Pre-Award- We help academics prepare funding proposals and accept and set up research awards

  • Research and Commercialisation Contracts - We are responsible for setting up and supporting contracts between academics and external organisations

  • Research Project Management Service - We offer professional project management support to academic staff, giving you more time to carry out your research

  • Post-Award - We manage financial administration for current research projects, including audits and claims to sponsors

  • Business Partnerships and Knowledge Exchange - We help academic staff build relationships with industry partners, apply for funding and manage projects in support of internal and external strategies

  • Technology Transfer - We work with academic staff and industry to commercialise our research, taking it to the marketplace and wider society

  • Consultancy Services - We make it possible for academics to provide expert advice to businesses and organisations on a range of industrial or commercial problems

  • Research Excellence and Impact - We manage the University‚Äôs research information so it can be used for strategic decision making and communicating the benefits and impact of our research

  • Enterprise and Regional Development - We support potential high-growth businesses and the entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers who create them

You can provide feedback on RIS so we can further improve our services to you.

See our overview of how RIS can help you if you are a new researcher.

If you are external to the University you can opt in to receive Research@Bath, our newsletter for external stakeholders. This highlights our research news and events which provide opportunities for engaging with us.


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We support you throughout your research proposal lifecycle

See our overview of the teams in RIS supporting your research proposal lifecycle.

How we can help you

Watch our video on how Research and Innovation Services (RIS) can help you.


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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