Strategy and policy
We strongly believe in the importance of curiosity-driven research, rooted in academic excellence and supported by strong leadership. We work to nurture and celebrate a culture of expertise that delivers benefits to our society.
The UCL Research Strategy is our vision for how we will continue to support excellence and impact. The strategy is informed by UCL 2034, which outlines UCL’s aims and objectives across the breadth of the university’s work, including through teaching, research and enterprise.
The UCL 2019 Research Strategy
The Research Strategy sets out three core aims:
- To Inspire and Empower Research Leadership
- To Cross Boundaries to Increase Engagement
- To Deliver Impact for Public Benefit
Policy and guidance
The Office of the Vice-Provost (Research) is responsible for a number of policies governing research at UCL. UCL regards it as fundamental that research should be conducted, and the results of research disseminated, honestly, accurately and in accordance with professional standards.
All those at UCL involved in research, whether on UCL premises or overseas, as well as external researchers working at or in collaboration with UCL are expected to read, understand and comply with this guidance.
Research Operations Committee
The Research Operations Committee (ROC) has been set up to provide consistent governance of research operations, including any processes, services or functions that support research at UCL. The ROC's role is to set standards for and ensure accountability of all aspects of research operations, on behalf of those engaged with research. It will make recommendations to the Research Governance Committee, the Provost (via SMT), and other bodies as appropriate. The ROC is chaired by Professor David Price; please contact Alison Williams, Research Operations Committee Coordinator, with any queries.