The Research Office provides a range of services to support colleagues seeking to secure research grants:
Applications for awards are submitted to the office which then passes these to the Research Awards Panel. The office logs all applications and holds reports resulting from the research projects enabled by the awards.
The Research Office is responsible for facilitating research activity within the University, including being the point of contact for all aspects of research applications. We also communicate with funding bodies and other agencies on behalf of academics to clarify procedural issues, resolve problems and negotiate directly with funders where necessary. The office is also the central point of contact for matters regarding European research.
The Research Office is led by our University Director of Research, Professor Andrew Edwards and supported by our Associate Dean of Research & Clinical Partnerships, Dr Tomasina Oh.
General research enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer McAuley, Research Officer: REF2021 submission support, Research Committee secretary, PGR student coordination
Margret Head, Business & Research Finance Officer: Research bid & grant enquiries, including internal staff applications
Dr Theresa Oakley, Research Services Officer: Open access repository lead, Research Seminar coordination, Ethics Panel secretary
As part of our research environment, the Research Office at Plymouth Marjon University maintains subscriptions to the following:
VV Impact Tracker
University of East Anglia PhD Online training series
Staff should contact the Research Office for further information around these subscriptions and any queries with your log-ins (through your institutional emails).
The Research Office is coordinating the University’s REF submission in 2021, and will provide updates to colleagues throughout the process. Both open access and open data are mandatory and strongly encouraged respectively by the REF and many funding bodies.
Further information can be found within the Research Excellence page.
The Research Office has been extensively involved with the PhD partnership agreement between Plymouth Marjon University and the University of Chichester. It manages PhD student activities, including responding to enquiries from prospective students, processing registrations, changes to status, upgrades, examinations and other administration.
Our postgraduate research page provides information for potential and current postgradute research students.
The University is committed to developing its engagement with regional and national enterprise. The Research Office is the University's instrument to achieve this through building relationships with business to encourage partnerships and growth through knowledge exchange.