Supporting research

Our pioneering research community is offered valuable support to help with funding, research ethics and integrity, management and development


The University is asking all research-active staff to create an ORCiD account by 31 May 2017 and link it to Symplectic Elements.

ORCiD is an internationally recognised unique identifier connecting research with researchers, ensuring correct attribution.

Find out more about ORCiD

Using your research to engage

External relations

  • Web and digital marketing
  • The media
  • Potential students – outreach and recruitment
  • Public and stakeholder engagement

Research impact

  • RCUK pathways to impact
  • Support, cases studies and funder tutorials

Innovation services

  • Commercial Consultancy and Contract Research
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
  • Intellectual Property (IP) Matters

Information and data services

The Charles Seale-Hayne Library

Library Support for Researchers

  • Library resources and information services for researchers
  • Research data management including funders' requirements
  • Open Access - publishing, funder and HEFCE REF policy, thesis deposit
  • ORCID - distinguish your researcher profile
  • Symplectic Elements for research output management 
  • PEARL, the open access research repository at Plymouth University

Researcher development and training

Development and training

  • Personal and professional development and support programmes
  • The Concordat to support the career development of researchers
  • Implementing the Concordat at Plymouth
  • HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission
  • Researcher Development Framework

Find out all the latest about research skills & development at Plymouth!