We know what a busy environment research offices are working in as they support the fast-changing and complex world of UK research. We're here to help! With experience of working with a range of research offices across the UK, in different areas and of different types, we offer support in reearch impact, strategy, and communications.
We've worked with universities to develop research strategies in thematic areas, for impact, and for identifying new partnership opportunities. Our approach enables you to step back from the detail to revisit the bigger picture.
Staffing structures can change at times of high demand, and the right skills are essential to create a an effective and high-performing team. We can help you think through a staffing structure that combines internal expertise with external support.
Research impact is still a new area for many people within the university. We can help build a greater understanding of what impact is - and what it isn't - through training, good practice sharing and individual support.
Writing about research impact is an art in itself. We provide services to help you draft and finesse your case studies, so they tell the story in the best possible way for different audiences.
We're dedicated to sharing our skills with our clients, so you don't need to keep using outside help. We'll create bespoke training for you and your teams.
Why work with Lucidity?
We know how complex the research office is, managing the multiple stages of the research process. We bring experience and understanding of that complex environment, gained from the research office perspective. We're experts in strategy. We can support you to create effective plans. We can help you identify the right skills for each activity, and suggest ways to get those skills in place. We can work with you to improve your processes, increase knowledge and understanding, and translate your research for non-academic audiences.
We know the value of a clearly argued proposal that addresses all the evaluation criteria. We can work with you and your researchers to ensure your grant proposals are clear, concise and convincing.
"Lucidity is a great team to work with - so much so that they immediately feel part of your team. They're not afraid to take on a challenge, and their clarity of thought really helps to get to the heart of problems and potential solutions. They're also great fun to work with!"
We worked with a research centre based at Lancaster University on a consultation to gather views about the impact its research was having with end-users. This involved a set of online surveys, aimed at different audiences (researchers, funders and other end users) and a set of 30 interviews with various stakeholders in the UK and overseas. The work the research unit does is often sensitive in nature and this added an extra layer of complexity to the project, the success of which relied on our ability to establish rapport, ask pertinent question and then analyse and present the outcomes in engaging ways.