Find out how we are overhauling outdated systems and processes so we can better support our research.

Our projects

We’re already a top, internationally-recognised university for research, but it’s a competitive space with institutions jostling for funding and airtime. 

Improving the quality and impact of our research will keep us top-of-game – we’re already doing this through our Research Strategy.

Research Management System (RMS)

The Research Management System (RMS) will support and facilitate our research endeavour.  Playing a key role in our Research with Impact strategy, the RMS will overhaul outdated existing processes and systems, replacing them with a modern cloud-based product. When implemented, the new RMS will support academic and Professional Services colleagues to collaborate on:

  • managing the processes involved in securing external funding for research and knowledge exchange activities
  • supporting, negotiating and agreeing research contracts
  • managing ethical review and approval processes for all University research.
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Institutional Repository Refresh

The University is replacing its legacy institutional repository with a fully-hosted software solution from Figshare, which is part of the Digital Science group. It is already in use as the University’s research data repository. This will enable improved workflows and integration with Elements, increase opportunities for discovery of Sussex research, and streamline future research assessment practices.

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