The School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences has launched a new platform that enables academics to share research ideas with scientists across the world, allowing greater collaboration and ensuring no idea is wasted.
The Research Ideas Catalogue – Knowledge and Impact (RIC-KI) website is initially focussed on research ideas related to physical activity and health, weight management and dietary behaviours, health and wellbeing, and sport.
It features a collection of ‘best’ research questions in these areas that academics wish to share with the global scientific community as potential collaborative research projects. Potential research partners then complete an online expression of interest form and the RIC-KI platform then connects both parties.
RIC-KI is the brainchild of Professor Amanda Daley, a world-leading expert in behavioural medicine, a National Institute for Health Research Professor and Director of the Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour (CLiMB). The platform is supported by the Department of Health and Social Care and the National Institute for Health Research.