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Durham University

Research and Innovation Services

Research Policy

The Research Policy Team is responsible for the review, development and implementation of all the policies and processes that underpin the University’s Research and Innovation activities. This includes all funded work with outside bodies; Research, Consultancy, Services for Outside Bodies (Inc. Analytical Services and Facilities use), Research Commercialisation and Impact, Collaboration, Knowledge Exchange & Engagement Activities.

The team provides support, advice, resources and training on ethics and governance related areas, including but not limited to;

  • research ethics and integrity
  • project management and governance
  • research data management

The team also manages and supports the central Research Committees, provides external assurances and reports (including co-ordination of the HEB-CI return) and undertakes various special projects. Please get in touch with us directly via our contacts below or via our team email:

Niall O'Loughlin

Head of Research Policy in the Research and Innovation Services
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 44623
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 44634

(email at niall.c.o'

Catherine Brewer

Research Policy Officer in the Research and Innovation Services
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41205
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 44634
College Mentor of St Mary's College

Contact Catherine Brewer (email at