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New funding to support research technical professionals

£16 million support will focus on community-driven projects providing training and development for research technical professionals (RTP).


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Community groups working to support technical and research software roles are set to benefit from a share of a new £16 million investment. The investment is by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI).


RTPs are vital to the effective operation of research infrastructure across the UK. They use their skills and experience to support academic and industrial research, as well as train users in the latest techniques and methods. As well as providing valuable additional skills to improve their long-term career prospects the 11 projects will train RTPs in areas such as:

  • software development

  • data management and processing

  • materials science

  • biomolecular engineering


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