Research systems

Advice, support and guidance on the frameworks and systems that underpin and provide information on research at the University.

Research Excellence Framework

REF is the system for assessing research quality in UK higher education institutions.


Collects, organises and integrates data for a complete view of research activity and performance.


Provides research management information and business intelligence.


Research Councils UK system for collecting information on outputs and outcomes from their funding.


Provides a unique ID that can be used throughout research and publishing lifecycles.

Worktribe icon Worktribe

Worktribe is a full Economic Costing (fEC) tool which enables costing and pricing of project proposals and other research activity. Worktribe replaces both the old fEC tool, and ORCA (Online Management of Research Contracts and Applications).

UKRI icon Joint electronic Submission (JeS)

Prepare and submit electronic research grant proposals to all UKRI research councils.

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