Research Assurance are responsible for overseeing the provision of a range of assurance services to the Research and Researcher Function within King’s. The team also provides specialist assurance services and subject matter expertise across the research portfolio, including to the wider academic and professional services communities.
The work of the team includes undertaking exercises and studies relating to compliance and risk management oversight.
The Research Assurance team primarily report to the Director of Business Assurance within the Office of the Chairman & College Secretariat and support the provision of audit or ad hoc reports for both management and governors in relation to research activity. The Research Assurance team are also a key point of contact for external regulators in matters relating to research. They contribute to the sound governance of the institution and are an integral part of the work to promote continual improvement within the university.
Research Assurance also actively engage with researchers and support the provision of training and advisory services.