About us

Research and innovation support at the University of Leeds now has a highly devolved structure. 

Working in partnership with the Faculty Research and Innovation Offices link to Faculty research and Innovation Offices, the Research and Innovation Service (RIS) provides central support to research and innovation activities across the University in three key areas: Performance, Governance and Operations, Funding Development and Innovation Services. 

RIS defines the systems and processes underpinning the devolved structure for research and innovation grants management, supports the monitoring, development and reporting of academic research performance, including preparations for submissions to the Research Excellence Framework Link to REF2014 page (REF), sets the policy and procedure for ethical review and ensures the highest standards of professional development of our support staff. 

We work with Faculty offices to increase our market share of research and innovation income through a strategic package of tailored support for large-scale funding applications, bringing together staff across disciplinary boundaries. We have specific expertise in  schemes and provide post-award support for successful EU bids. 

We also provide an expert contract review service, IP and commercialisation support and support to key areas of innovation activity including strategic partnerships,, consultancy, Innovation Funding and to our Sector Innovation Hubs

RIS organisation chart

RIS Reception is in room 11.37 on level 11 of the Worsley Building. You can access the RIS offices in two ways:

From Level 4, Clarendon Way:

  • Take the lift on level 4 to level 7. Turn left out of the lift (these are the double lifts) and walk through the Medical School foyer/ Café Seven area and through the double doors. Take the single lift (no. 65) or the staircase up to level 11.
  • Come out of the lift and turn left. You will walk through three sets of double doors, turn immediately left again after the third door. Follow the corridor as far as you can go.

From the main campus:

  • Enter the Worsley Building on level 7, and you will find yourself in the Medical School foyer/ Café Seven area. Turn right and go through the double doors. Take the single lift (no. 65) or the main staircase up to level 11.
  • Come out of the lift and turn left. You will walk through three sets of double doors, turn immediately left again after the third door. Follow the corridor as far as you can go.