The Research Lifecycle Programme (RLP) is a series of investments of over £15 million rolled out over five years.

The overarching goal of the programme is to uplift research support in The University of Manchester, to help researchers focus more on their research and remove administrative and technological barriers from their way.

The programme focuses on three areas of work: 

  • Research information – how researchers find and manage information. 
  • Research processes – how we enable better research support at The University of Manchester. 
  • e-Research Infrastructure – a combination of digitally-based technology and the people and organisational structures needed to support modern, internationally leading, collaborative research.


News and announcements

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The change projects

The programme is made of several individual change projects.


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Successes of the Research Lifecycle Programme

Find out more about what the Research Lifecycle Programme has delivered so far.


What is the Research Lifecycle Programme?

Find out more about this extensive five-year programme of work.