Courses in this category refer to the Researcher Development Framework Domain C: Research Governance and Organisation.

This refers to the knowledge of the standards, requirements and professionalism to do research.

This online module provides guidance on how to build and maintain the highest possible professional standards as a researcher. Developed and hosted by Epigeum (part of Oxford University Press), you can work through the multimedia materials at your own pace, and will be credited with up to 6 hours (one day’s worth) of learning.

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Personal and sensitive research data need to be managed in ways which do not cause harm to either the researcher or the research participants. This session will look at: ways data can be managed securely; techniques for anonymizing data; ethics at Loughborough; and how this data can be preserved securely. 

This workshop will give arts and social science researchers an insight into the value of intellectual property.   It will introduce students to the different types of intellectual property that can be used to protect their research findings.

This workshop will give science & engineering researchers an insight into the value of intellectual property.   It will introduce students to the different types of intellectual property that can be used to protect their technical research findings and data.

Loughborough University have a full subscription to Research Professional, the online database of research funding opportunities and research and HE policy news.

Research Professional includes thousands of open calls from global funders, together with authoritative news, analysis and commentary. There is also a Funding Guidance section which includes an awards database of previous grant winners and guidance from experts detailing what’s involved in winning research funding.

This session will provide an introduction to the system and its functionality, together with an interactive Q&A session to help participants gain the most from this valuable resource.


Are you thinking of applying for a research fellowship? This session will look at the process of applying for a research fellowship, from identifying appropriate schemes and planning a project, to recruiting mentors and winning institutional support.

Need extra funding? For fees, living expenses, research, travel, conferences, or 4th year PhD study?

If the answer is ‘Yes’ to any of these, then consider this workshop.  It explores the thousands of alternative grant-making bodies in Britain: principally charities, trusts, and foundations. It doesn't matter what subject you are studying, or your nationality- there are opportunities for everyone.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: identify the appropriate and best alternative funding bodies for them, find them via the internet and books, and apply strongly and correctly.

The course leader, Dr. Shuzhi Zhou, won numerous awards from charities and trusts throughout her PhD, and is the co-author of 'The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding’

Matti Hannus, an experienced and well-respected EU proposal/project expert will provide a basic level training session which will give all early career researchers and PhD students an excellent introduction to EU research, Horizon 2020 and its funding opportunities.

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).  

Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with the emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. Horizon 2020's goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation. So if you want an introduction to Horizon 2020, with great tips for getting involved with this funding opportunity, come along to this informal introductory training session.


Matti has experience of winning and successfully delivering many EU-funded projects worth millions of Euros.  Topics covered include ICT, construction, manufacturing and energy, but he can turn his hand to most things.  He is a master of interpreting the requirements of calls for proposals, recognising opportunities and leading international teams to compile competitive proposals.

Matti has been collaborating with Loughborough University on EU projects since before the turn of the century!  He has recently retired from VTT (a world-leading research institute in Finland), where he was their ‘Chief Scientific Officer’.

The aims of this course are to help you to understand the impact of ethical issues in research and what your responsibilities are when conductin research.

This workshop will give researchers a knowledge and understanding of the university's enterprise agenda and strategy with respect to research.  It will focus on how and why researchers should be aware of the impact of their research including its potential non-commercial and commercial importance.

Do you know where all your research data is located? Is it secure, backed up or duplicated? Do you know what constitutes research data? Have you written a data management plan?  Did you know that some funders require you to share your data? If not, come along to find out more.

Discover what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it, including correct citation and good academic practice - essential for your thesis.

Learn how and why PGRs must comply with UK Copyright law when writing and submitting their thesis.

This workshop aims to clearly define a Literature Review and set out the process that is required to create one.

The workshop is designed to help researchers take control of their research and professionalise their approach to its management.