Entrepreneur in Residence to help foster culture of enterprise and innovation within Faculty of Engineering

The Royal Society has appointed its first Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Nottingham to accelerate work by the Faculty of Engineering in building stronger links with business, and increasing the impact of their world-class discoveries. Peter Winton is a mechanical engineer whose 23-year career with Rolls-Royce included a long association with the faculty. …

Plan S: updated principles and guidance on open access

By Julie Baldwin Plan S: accelerating the transition to open access to grant-funded research In September 2018 Plan S, a new open access (OA) publishing initiative, was released. Led by European research funders, under the banner of cOAlition S, it aims to accelerate the transition to full and immediate open access to grant-funded research. UK …

Introducing the Responsible Publication Metrics Working Group: how can you feed in?

By Katie Fraser The Responsible Publication Metrics Working Group would like to invite academic staff and researchers at the University of Nottingham’s UK campuses to complete our survey on their experiences of publication metrics. Following the announcement that the University signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) earlier this year, a working group …

Research fellowships: bringing exceptional talents to our University

By Professor Dame Jessica Corner Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowship schemes I’m delighted to update on the latest round of recruitment interviews for our incredibly successful Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowship schemes. I had the privilege to meet some extraordinary people as we interviewed 33 candidates over four intensive days. We made offers …

Future Food widens debate on bioscience and ethics at UKRI China showcase

By Min Rose The University’s Future Food Beacon continues to build strong partnerships with China. Supported by the University’s Asia Business Centre, a plant scientist, an evolutionary geneticist and a bioethicist from the Future Food Beacon gave a talk at UKRI China’s Science On Tap at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing. This …

Digital Research Roadshows: helping you make the most of our support and expertise

By Aleisha Turner Digital Research Roadshows The Digital Research Roadshows are a series of events aimed at helping you to develop and enhance your research through our Digital Research services. The University’s Research Strategy has enabled access to new digital capabilities for researchers and these roadshows are designed to help attendees make the most of these services. …

Brexit: whatever the outcome, our commitment to building research partnerships across Europe is unwavering

These are uncertain and challenging times. But whatever the outcome as the UK navigates its future relationship with Europe, the University remains devoted to global scholarship, building international partnerships and the delivery of research that addresses challenges across the world, writes Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. Our Vice-Chancellor and President, …

Global Challenges Research Fund: launch of £1.5m internal awards

On 2 April the University launches the second round of internal awards to support the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). We are allocating £1.5m to projects seeking to address sustainable development goals in developing countries. Interdisciplinary, pilot and networking awards are available. A launch event for the 2019 GCRF call takes place 2-3pm on Tuesday …

Precision Imaging: find out more about the beacon and catalyst funding for research

The Precision Imaging Beacon Beacon of Excellence is inviting researchers from across the University to a catalyst funding and engagement event on 5 April. This is an opportunity for researchers across all disciplines to find out more about the beacon and its ambition to develop the next generation of imaging tools to enable precision medicine. …