Other providers of development and training within the University of Bristol

Research Staff at the University of Bristol can also access information and development opportunities from a wide range of other providers. 

The links below will take you directly to other providers' pages. 

Academic Staff Development

Academic Staff Development (ASD) aims to enhance and support excellence in academic practice at Bristol across leadership, professional skills, research and teaching, working with staff across all three academic pathways.

Two specific areas of interest for Research Staff are:

Research and Enterprise Development (RED)

Research and Enterprise Development (RED) works with academics, researchers, students and entrepreneur communities within and also outside the University of Bristol.

RED Training and Events are open to any members of staff, including those on Pathway 2. Content typically includes:

RED are also the main point of contact for all matters to do with

Memebrs of RED's Research Development team sit in every Faculty and Institute, and can be contacted for local support and advice. 

The library

The University of Bristol Library does more than just supply books. It supports research and researchers, particularly in the areas of

Library training and events are typically offered a couple of months in advance, and cover areas like: 

You can find more information on the UoB's libraries, where they are, their support and guidance for particular subjects, and contacts on the library pages

Research Data Service

Bristol's Research Data Service is part of the Library and supports pan-University research activities to help realise the impact of research on society. With data publication now becoming the required norm for much funded research and publication, they help researchers and research projects to plan, manage and share research data. Their pages contain a comprehensive guide to

They are happy to help with data management plans and provide data management training for research staff. They also manage Bristol's data.bris research data repository, the University's platform for research data publication.

Events and training run by the Research Data Service typically cover: 

IT Services

IT courses for staff are run by a variety of providers, and include:

Research Staff can also refer to a series of self-access resources including how to use the Full Economic Costing (fEC) tool

The University's Advanced Computing Research Centre, also provides training, to support the use of:

The ACRC also provides information on Accessing the Research Data Storage Facility

Public Engagement

The public engagement team helps researchers to build their capacity and confidence to start and sustain conversations with communities outside the University. They provide training for people with all levels of experience (and at all career stages), as well as highlighting and creating hands-on opportunities to build engagement skills in real-life situations.

Training and events run by the Public Engagement team typically cover:

You can also subscribe to the public engagement team newsletter to get monthly updates on training, activities and funding opportunities.

Policy Bristol

PolicyBristol specialises in bringing together academic, policymaker and practitioner expertise in innovative collaborations.

Training and events run by the PolicyBristol team through Academic Staff Development typically cover:

The Policy team also support research staff with:

Policy Breifings - PolicyBristol helps translate research findings into clear and accessible briefings which highlight the key findings and policy messages.

PolicyScan - The PolicyScan highlights current opportunities to engage with policy-making, through responding to consultations and inquiries and providing evidence to Parliament. subscribe to receive the PolicyScan every month.