research and information governance

Welcome to our Research and Information Governance (RIG) web pages for Research and Enterprise Services at Leeds Beckett University.

The RIG service oversees the policies, procedures and practices that apply to Research and Knowledge Exchange and their governance at the university. 

What responsibilities do the RIG team undertake?

  • Ensuring Policies and Protocols for institutional Research and Enterprise practice are in place to assist in achieving Research and Knowledge Exchange KPIs and their quality assurance
  • Providing data and information for annual statutory returns relating to Research and Knowledge Exchange
  • Setting up agreed metrics, processes, monitoring and reporting for all relevant statutory returns relating to research and enterprise
  • Ensuring adherence to all agreed concordats for Research and Knowledge Exchange as soon as possible
  • Developing a Research Eco-system online solution in partnership with other University Services which includes research impact recording and monitoring by 2023 and research ethics management
  • Supporting the preparation for the next iteration of REF and the full implementation of KEF and the KEF Concordat
  • Setting up training and development programmes for academics in support of Research, Research Impact and Research Concordats
  • Providing secretariat support as needed for Research and knowledge exchange formal meetings with particular focus on Research Ethics

For more information about our team, please email us on

Research and Enterprise Strategy

Our university’s strategic planning framework details our high level KPIs relating to research and innovation. You can also access a more detailed breakdown of our local research and enterprise plans:

research excellence framework

ref and research impact

Discover more about LBU’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) performance and research impact.

Research impact / monitoring

As part of our anchor commitment to working transparently to maximise social and economic impact we work closely with public across a range of research in line with concordat for Public Engagement. Examples of our work can be found on our case studies page.

Knowledge Exchange at LBU

Find out about LBU’s Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) Plan and allocation and information on our Knowledge Exchange Framework Metrics and Knowledge Exchange Concordat.

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UK Research Integrity Office


UKRIO offers support and guidance to subscriber institutions like LBU, and to their individual researchers. They offer a range of available assistance that our researchers can take advantage of.

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