Research Professional

What is Research Professional?

Research Professional is an online research funding opportunities database and alerting service. The University has a site-wide licence, so it is freely accessible to everyone at Oxford. 

Features include:

New features in 2017

The University has taken up a one-year trial subscription to the Funding Insight and News modules.

Funding Insight  

  • Get insight into know-how on research funding bodies, programmes and policy developments
  • Access highlights on early career opportunities, niche funders and high-value sources
  • Learn from the experiences of other researchers, through in-depth interviews and the award winners database


  • UK academia’s leading source of authoritative news, analysis and comment in research policy, research funding and research politics
  • Personalise your news service to receive daily updates of essential research policy and funding developments from a comprehensive range of sources
  • Access the full editions of Research Fortnight and Research Europe magazines

Getting started with Research Professional


To register and link your account to your Oxford SSO, follow the easy steps in our guide: How to link your Oxford Single-Sign On to your RP account (1,699kb) 

Registering with Research Professional for the first time only works if you register 'on campus', using your department or college's network (not eduroam). Please also note that Research Professional is not compatible with Internet Explorer 8 or below. 

User guides


Training sessions at Oxford

Our termly hands-on training sessions provide a full introduction to using Research Professional.

The next session will take place in Michaelmas term.

Download training slides: RP training slides (835kb)  

Online demos

Research Professional provides regular online demos. You can register directly on their website (choose a standard session). However we recommend that you refer to our user guides for further guidance on searching. 

Further resources

Research Professional on YouTube

View video tutorials on Research Professional's YouTube channel. Please refer to our user guides for tips on searching. 

Research Professional user guides

Research Professional's own user guides can be downloaded from their website.