Supporting researchers

Our pioneering research community can access valuable support for research funding, ethics, integrity, management and development


The University is asking all research-active staff and doctoral research students to create an ORCiD account, and for staff to additionally link it to Symplectic Elements.

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

Find out more about ORCiD

Research governance

  • Integrity assurance statement
  • Research ethics - ethical review and committees
  • Good research conduct and reporting misconduct
  • Research with humans, their data or tissue
  • The use of animals in research
  • Sector standards and concordats

Library research support services

  • 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

  • Personal and professional development and support programmes
  • Skills and training courses for students and staff
  • The Concordat to support the career development of researchers
  • Implementing the Concordat at Plymouth
  • HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission
  • Further internal development opportunities and resources

Find out all the latest about research skills and development at Plymouth