Collaborate on a research project | University of Oxford
Collaborate on a research project
Creating cars that drive themselves.

Collaborate on a research project

Oxford has unique breadth and depth in its research capabilities and it is keen to work collaboratively with businesses and other organisations for the benefit of all involved and also wider society.

The University actively encourages its academics to take part in collaborations, and provides support at all stages of the necessary interactions. Many collaborations are interdisciplinary, or multidisciplinary, and all relationships are bespoke.

Assistance is offered within the University by dedicated business development professionals, to help facilitate the necessary relationships, and to conduct contractual negotiations pragmatically and efficiently.

General Discussions

For a general discussion about how you can work with the University of Oxford on a research project email the Knowledge Exchange & Impact Team who will put you in touch with the right specialist team. Alternatively you can use the details below to contact them directly.

Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences

Groups in the Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences collaborate with many companies worldwide, from multi-nationals to local start-ups. Collaborative projects at Oxford University are just that – collaborative, as we find this helps to ‘ground’ the research and maximise the value to both parties.

Collaborations typically range from 1 year sponsored MSc projects, through 3-4 year DPhil level projects, to longer term projects involving post-doctoral researchers. In all cases research is conducted under the expert supervision of a leading member of faculty and we seek the active involvement of the sponsoring company.

Find out more

Visit the Industrial Research Collaborations webpage.

Contact Us

Industrial Research Partnership Team, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 283797

Medical Sciences

The Business Development Medical Sciences is a team of dedicated business development and partnership managers offering industrial partners a single point of access to Oxford’s researchers as well as to NHS resources through our partnership with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

They work with scientists and industrial partners to promote and facilitate both clinical and pre-clinical collaborative research projects.

Find out more

Visit the Business Development webpage.

Contact Us

Maxine Allen, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 572217

Humanities

Humanities researchers have a long history of engagement with external institutions. There is a Humanities knowledge exchange team who can advise on the best ways of engaging, how to source funding, and making connections. Collaborative projects with researchers in the Humanities can be set up through The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).

The Humanities Division run a knowledge exchange fellowship scheme. Details of partnerships are available for previous KE Fellows, and the AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellowship projects (2013).

Find out more

Read about TORCH opportunities.

Contact Us

Cleo Hanaway-Oakley, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 270566

Social Sciences

The Social Science departments are all committed to research which develops a greater understanding of all aspects of society, from the impact of political, legal and economic systems on social and economic welfare to human rights and security.

A knowledge exchange facilitator and a knowledge exchange support assistant provide advice and support for those wishing to embark on knowledge exchange projects in the Social Sciences.

Find out more

A list of the departments and cross divisional units in the Social Sciences Division can be found here.

Specific links to partnership programmes are shown below:

Contact Us

Sam Sneddon, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 614871