This is an on-line information service and is a reliable source of funding opportunities and news on research policy and politics. It offers a complete funding opportunities alert service for researchers, including every opportunity in every discipline that can be applied for. Funding guidance contains articles written by people within the research community, from venture capitalists and successful researchers to members on the board of research councils. The articles provide help on writing proposals, creating spin-out companies, dealing with copyright and intellectual property, and all aspects of administration necessary for successful research. Other facilities include the ability to bookmark information, collate and distribute it to colleagues in the form of a "Magazine". This is especially useful for staff with a research co-ordination role.
The information on Research Professional is stored in three interlinked databases:
1. Funding Opportunities
The funding opportunities database is designed to be easy to use for occasional users but offers complex search options for regular users. Opportunities can be browsed by sponsor, by discipline, type of sponsor, purpose of award, by deadline, and eligibility. Records include a detailed abstract of the opportunity including details of eligibility requirements, deadline, the original text of the call (where available); and links to the application form, specific page of the sponsor's web site. Note: You will only see funding opportunities that you and your researchers are eligible to apply for.
This database features information about the objectives, eligibility requirements and application procedures of sponsors along with relevant links to the sponsor's web pages.
This database provides up to date news on global research developments and all the latest information on research policy and politics from the UK, US, Europe, Australia & New Zealand, Asia and Africa.
Access to Research Professional
Access to Research Professional is available from any PC on the university network. Faculty members are encouraged to register in order to obtain their own username and password which will allow them access from a PC off the University network, as well as allowing them to set up customized funding alerts on their own areas of research and subscribe to news alerts. Creating your own account and setting up e-mail alerts is possible by taking the following steps:
1. Go to the Research Professional website: http://www.researchprofessional.com
2. Click on self registration and fill in the required fields.
3. You will receive an email from Research Professional confirming your registration, and providing you with a username and password.
Should you need any assistance in setting up your profile and funding alerts please do not hesitate to contact OGC.
Click here to access Research Professional.