The Research Management & Innovation Directorate is King's dedicated support function for every aspect of research funding and research activity.
The Directorate is led by Martin Kirk, who is responsible for its work across the university. Martin leads teams that manage:
Martin works with the Vice-Principals, ensuring that the university maintains and develops relationships and research partnerships with funding organisations both domestically and internationally.
Martin leads the university's work on capital funding bids, and manages the King's investment in research, whether via the research environment, researchers, or professional services support. The Directorate provides comprehensive research management and administration.
It comprises central functions in the following areas: research development, research policy, research students and research staff development, research ethics and integrity, research information systems, award management, contract negotiation, enterprise support, knowledge exchange and knowledge transfer partnerships, consultancy services, intellectual property management, clinical trials management, audit and compliance.
The Directorate includes dedicated campus offices for research support for Arts & Sciences and for the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine. All work done by RMID follows the Athena SWAN charter guidance, which helps King's to identify best practice for the working environment of all staff, not just women, working in science disciplines.