Research Services



Postal address: Research Services, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD.

Director of Research Services: Dr Stephen Conway 
Executive Assistant to the Director of Research Services: Jenni Beasley

Research Services works with Oxford’s researchers, divisions, departments, collaborators and funders to facilitate world-class research.

Research Services' responsibilities include providing advice and information on funding opportunities, supporting major bids, reviewing and authorising applications, accepting new awards, sponsor liaison, negotiating research-related contracts, advising on the costing and pricing of research, clinical trials governance, human research ethics and research integrity, facilitating intellectual property management, regional partnerships in research and innovation, fostering public engagement with research, supporting the work of the Research Committee and related groups, and helping to profile the impacts of Oxford research. 

The Director of Research Services, Dr Stephen Conway, reports to the Registrar. He works closely with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Innovation), the Managing Director of Oxford University Innovation and the Head of Research Accounts, as well as other colleagues in the academic divisions, UAS and Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM).