Research & Innovation Support Network

The Research & Innovation Support Network (RISN) is a community of colleagues involved in the support and management of research and innovation, both in Research Services and across the divisions. It provides a means to share best practice, encourage interdisciplinary activity, and identify opportunities for engagement.

Currently, RISN is also supporting the creation and further development of 5 autonomous communities of practice (CoPs):

•    engagement and impact
•    facilitation and finance
•    international collaboration
•    project and programme management
•    research culture

Who can join? 

Anyone involved in research and innovation support and management at Oxford is encouraged to join. Current members work in a wide variety of roles, including research facilitation, knowledge exchange, public engagement, business development and open access, among many others.  

Why should I join?

With over 640 members, RISN brings together considerable expertise, experience and support.

Members can:

•    learn about the latest developments, exchange ideas and network at termly RISN meetings
•    collaborate with network members on projects and initiatives
•    share information and join discussions through the RISN mailing list and MS Teams site, and access archived material via the SharePoint site
•    receive the weekly RISN circular featuring related news, funding calls, upcoming events and job opportunities

How do I join?

For more information about RISN, or to join, please email