Research Management
Deliver Research Excellence

Unit4 Research Management provides transparency from commercial, compliance and financial perspectives and unlocks insights with in-memory analytic tools so that academic, business development and finance teams can plan success.As part of Unit4’s fully integrated Education solutions, it also frees up time so that your staff can focus on world-changing research.

A better solution

Automate research administration

Use real-time data for finances and funding management to improve your research processes

Maximize academic potential 

Improve your costing, pricing and approval processes to become more consistent, efficient and dynamic

Improve research ranking

Use research management to outperform the competition and deliver research excellence

Streamline your research processes

In its simplest terms, research management touches all aspects of an institution’s business, including its academics, students, partners, funders and administration staff. Throughout the research life cycle these stakeholders are vital and Unit4’s research management solution helps institutions to manage this process against a background of changing demands, uncertainty in funding streams and increasing competition. The quality of an institution’s research and subsequent standing in the sector are vital for protecting and growing valuable research income.

Unit4 Research Management lets you automate research administration, giving you reliable, real-time data for finances and funding management. With a robust data ecosystem, you’ll be able to proactively manage budgetary concerns and complex revenue sources, while ensuring compliance with international and local legislation.

The solution helps universities to focus on bids which reflect and support their strategic objectives and where they are more likely to succeed, while streamlining and reducing the effort involved in the creation, review, approval and submission of applications for research projects and grants.

Pre-award management tools let you more effectively identify projects that are right for you, with a unified system of research “master data” to improve your decision making and empower your collaborative, inter-institutional efforts. Existing projects are optimized with management tools that integrate with your HR systems to help you target the best talent for any given task and quickly identify staffing gaps and skills shortages.

Read the Seven Deadly Sins of Research Inefficiency

What if you could use your research management to power success?

The quality of an institution’s research and subsequent standing in the sector are vital for protecting and growing valuable research income.The fully-integrated solution delivers powerful functionality for research excellence.

Improve your success rates

Manage complex revenue sources to maximum effect and ensure the right people bid on the right projects with a holistic view of research opportunities and previous success rates.

Facilitate collaborative working

Support collaborative research activities within and outside the institution. Promote results of research activities into business.

Empower your academics

Reduce administration and comply with funding constraints by simplifying complex costing and workflow processes.

Increase research revenue

Assess the financial viability of potential research projects with accurate Full Economic Costing (FEC) and ensure timely funder billing.