Category Archives: Research Funding

Changes to the Research Professional login

You can now login to Research Professional using your normal Swansea University username & password.

To login to Research Professional using your university account:

  1.  Open
  2.  Click login at the top right hand side of the screen
  3.  On the next screen select ‘Swansea University’ from the box below the text ‘With your university account
  4.  Click ‘Log in
  5.  Enter your Swansea University username and password on the next screen and click ‘Login

You will now be redirected to the Research Professional web site logged into your Research Professional profile.

If you have any questions about the new login for Research Professional, please contact us on 01792 295695 or by email at

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NIHR revised Open Access Policy is Gold

The National Institute for Health Research has announced that, from 1st April 2014, all peer reviewed articles related to research funded by them will be required to be published under the ‘Gold’ Open Access route. Articles will have to be immediately and freely available on publication.  This in line with the recommendations of the Finch Report for all publicly funded research in the UK.

Compliance will be monitored. This will be a progressive implementation. It is expected that full compliance will be achieved within four years.

Further guidance will be issued during the summer.

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Research Professional [funding database]

Until 23rd April, Swansea University’s subscription to Research Professional will also include access to news content, including access to Research Fortnight and associated publications. This means that, along with Research Professional’s comprehensive database of opportunities to fund your research, you will also have access to the up-to-the-minute research policy & practice news brought to you by Research Fortnight journalists in the UK and others from across the world.
News provides all articles from Research Fortnight and other research-related international news mainly from the UK, Europe, Australia and Africa. (USA and World news are covered to a lesser extent.)
HE is a highly analytic intelligence service for universities that covers policy and markets in higher education. HE helps university decision makers strengthen their grip on a wide range of critical strategic issues and incorporates the 8am Playbook alert.

Please contact Chris Beynon (from DRI) who is co-ordinating the trial if you have any comments or feedback.

The print version of Research Fortnight continues to be available in the Library (Q1.R272).

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RIOXX: linking research ouputs and funding streams

RIOXX is a new project aimed at making it easier to track research outputs and attribute them accurately to funding streams. Better metadata – information about the books, papers and articles produced by researchers – is needed to make tracking research easier. This could benefit researchers looking for collaborators or commercial partnerships, as well as help funders demonstrate the reurn on their investments. Publishers, data archives and repositories would also be able to offer improved services.

Various metadata models have been proposed but until now none has emerged as a preferred candidate. Nor has it been clear how to make scholarly systems compatible with other systems used by univesities and funders.

In April 2013, JISC and UKOLN launched RIOXX as a possible solution.

The RIOXX Metadata Application Profile and Guidelines provide a mechanism for institutional repositories in UK Higher Education to comply with the RCUK policy on open access. The first release of RIOXX focuses on applying consistency to the metadata fields used to record research funder and project/grant identifiers.

The aim is that RIOXX will support the tracking of research outputs across scholarly systems. RIOXX has been developed to be compatible with the EThOS metadata schema for electronic theses and the OpenAIRE metadata guidelines for open access publications. Universities are increasingly developing or using Current Research Information Systems (CRISs), while funders are developing systems like the RCUK’s Research Output System. Work is now underway to ensure that the RIOXX application profile can be expressed in CERIF, the standard for data interchange between CRISs.

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Euraxess Funding Search

Euraxess  research funding database can be searched for international funding opportunities, including travel to conferences, organising meetings, short research visits, fellowships etc. 

Swansea University also provides access to the COS Funding Database. Find out more on our Research Funding webpage.

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NIH – Call for Research Bids – Dementia Themed

The NIHR will issue a call for research on dementia in March 2011. The call will extend across the translational pathway, covering the fields of cause, cure and care, including prevention. This early advance notice of the intention to call will allow adequate time for the dementia research community to prepare high quality applications. Seven of the NIHR managed research programmes will be participating. Closing date will be in May 2011.

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RCUK – Strategic Vision 2011-2015

Research Councils UK have published their Strategic Vision This document sets out the themes and priorities for 2011 to 2015.  It addresses:

  • Research to address societal changes
    • Digital Economy, Energy, Global Food Security, Global Uncertainities, Lifelong Health & Wellbeing, Living with Environmental Change.
  • RCUK’s relationship with HE sector
    • Wakeham Review & full economic costings; managing demand for research funding;  allocating funding to research that addresses strategic priorities; encouraging the sharing of estates costs and the sharing of resources…
  • Research
    • Funding people & projects; training for a highly-skilled workforce, economic growth and sustainability of the research base; facilities and infrastructure.
  • Impact
    • Increasing our economic and societal benefits; choosing our research priorities; embedding impact; the evidence base of impact.
  • Partnerships
    • Working with the Technology Strategy Board; working with government departments; global partnerships; partnerships with society.

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