There are three key teams who can help you with different aspects of your research:
- the Office for Scholarly Communication can help with the design and dissemination of your project, including issues around open access.
- Research Services can help with identifying research funding opportunities, applying for and managing them.
- Kent Innovation and Enterprise can help with issues relating to knowledge exchange and commercialisation.
Together, the three services provide support at different stages of the research cycle.
Preparing your project
Advice on finding and approaching researchers both at Kent and externally for collaboration on a new project.
Understanding data management requirements
The management of research data is becoming increasingly important, with many funders now having policies relating to it.
Helping you identify and meet any technical requirements your project might need. This includes:
- new or upgraded software and hardware
- a project website or new online functionality
- data gathering and analysis.
Understanding copyright and intellectual property
Support and advice for using third party work in your research, as well as on the licencing options you have when publishing.
Getting ethical approval
If your research involves working with humans or animals you have specific legal and moral obligations to them.
Our Research Ethics & Governance Officer can help you to understand what these are, and what you need to do in order to comply with them and safeguard those taking part in the research.
Applying for funding
How to identify appropriate schemes and put together a strong grant application.
Managing your project
Appointing and managing staff
Some grants come with additional funding so that you can hire Research Assistants to help you throughout your project.
Many funders want you to provide regular financial reports on your award as part of your grant. You might also need to provide an end of award report explaining what your project has achieved.
Managing research data
How to organise your data to keep it safe and secure from start to finish, as well as any copyright implications you need to be aware of.
Sharing your findings
Disseminating your findings widely and appropriately
We are committed to making our research as accessible as possible to all. We encourage and support our academics to make their outputs free at the point of access, and are working to make their underlying data also freely accessible.
Engaging the public with your research
Connecting with those outside academia to ensure that your research has a positive social or economic effect is central to what we do.
Impact and sharing
We can help you understand how to measure and amplify the impact of your research.