Research is a longstanding and well-recognized function of universities but in recent years the research context has altered dramatically, and research policy, funding and management have become ever more complex. This book helps us to understand the changes in and complexity of managing research in universities. The book is based on Robert Bushaway's dozen years experience of leading a Research and Enterprise Services office in a major UK research-led university. He addresses such key questions as: * How should research in universities be organized, supported and managed? * How should external funding be obtained? * What are the operational difficulties universities face in seeking research grants or in research contracting and how can these be overcome? Managing Research provides practical help and guidance to researchers, research directors and heads of department, research managers, administrators, senior university managers, research support professionals and other higher education staff with responsibilities for research at strategic levels. It is the authoritative and comprehensive guide to this complex field.