Trusted Research

Wednesday, 19 April 2023, 10 – 11 am GMT.

This was part of the series of regular free webinars from the UK Research Integrity Office on research integrity and related issues.

Trusted Research

Trusted Research, as coined by the UK government, refers to protecting the nation’s research and innovation. As stated by UKRI, this involves “protecting the UK’s intellectual property, sensitive research, people and infrastructure from potential theft, misuse and exploitation, including as a result of hostile activity by state and other actors”. Although international collaboration is very common in the UK and is nearly always of benefit to all involved, in this webinar expert speakers will discuss the potential risks and how these can be managed.


Experiences of engaging with and implementing trusted research. Christopher Buckland, Security Commercial Director, Cranfield University, Swindon. Click on the image below to watch Christopher’s talk. You can see Chrisopher’s slides here.


Enhancing international collaboration: The role of trusted research at Nottingham. Jason Feehily, Head-Trusted Research, University of Nottingham. Click on the image below to watch Jason’s talk. You can see Jason’s slides here.



Christopher Buckland, Head of Research Commercial, Cranfield University, Swindon.
Christopher started with Cranfield as a Commercial Officer for Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) in 2007, progressing to a wider pan University role as the Head of Research Commercial. Academic qualifications include a Law Degree with Kent University and the Legal Practitioner Course (LPC) with City, University of London.

Jason Feehily, Head-Trusted Research, University of Nottingham.
Jason Feehily is Head of Trusted Research in the Research and Innovation Directorate at the University of Nottingham. Trusted Research sits within a broader compliance function with Research Operations.
Jason as been at the University since 2011 and has experience working internationally with a particular focus on Asia and the Overseas Campus.