The GW4 Alliance has invested over £2.8m in 87 collaborative research communities, which have generated £37m in research income. This means that for every £1 GW4 spends on collaborative research communities, GW4 captures £13 in external research awards.

The GW4 Alliance has adopted the Russell Group Research Integrity Statement of cooperation in cross-institutional research misconduct allegations, which aims to support the efforts of researcher communities to foster research integrity (also known as good practice in research or the responsible conduct of research).

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Political, Social, Institutional and Cultural Dimensions of Risk and Security

INITIATOR FUND

Project period: November 2014 – May 2015

GW4 COMMUNITY LEADS

University of Bath: David Galbreath
University of Bristol: Tim Edmunds
Cardiff University: Christian Bueger
University of Exeter: Doug Stokes (PI), Sir Paul Newton

PROJECT OVERVIEW

This Initiator Fundapplication focuses on building a GW4 research community in the area of security and risk. Themes of risk permeate security discourse and practice in the UK and internationally, and across a wide variety of different security fields -from strategy and geopolitics, to climate change, development, food security and technology.


GW4 NanoEvade: Smart design of nanoparticle-drugs to evade the immune response

INITIATOR FUND

Project period: February – June 2019

GW4 COMMUNITY LEADS

University of Bath: Karen Edler
University of Bristol: Ash Toye
Cardiff University: Mark Young, Riccardo Bonsignore, Andreia De Almeida
University of Exeter: Charlie Jeynes (PI), David Richards

PROJECT OVERVIEW

This GW4 initiator grant will bring together experts from different disciplines, ranging from nanoparticle chemistry & toxicity to mathematical modelling & immune system biology to address this complex problem.


The Imaging Arthritis Consortium

INITIATOR FUND

Project period: February – July 2019

GW4 COMMUNITY LEADS

University of Bath: Elise Pegg, Richie Gill
University of Bristol: Flossie Carpenter, Mike Whitehouse
Cardiff University: David Williams, Cathy Holt
University of Exeter: Ben Sherlock (PI)

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Imaging Arthritis Consortium will leverage leading experience and facilities for musculoskeletal imaging that exists across the GW4 to promote new collaborations in the field of musculoskeletal imaging.


GW4 Medieval Studies

INITIATOR AND ACCELERATOR FUND

Project period: May – July 2014 (Initiator), October 2014 – April 2015 (Accelerator)

GW4 COMMUNITY LEADS

University of Bristol: Carolyn Muessig, Beth Williamson
Cardiff University: Bronach Kane
University of Exeter: James Clark

PROJECT OVERVIEW

GW4 Medieval Studies aims to fortify its rich resource of medievalists (65 members of staff and over 75 research students) into a cohesive and energetic research cluster that offers an unmatched range of expertise.


GW4 Synthetic Biology Showcase

INITIATOR FUND

Project period: May – July 2014

GW4 COMMUNITY LEADS

University of Bath: David Leak
University of Bristol: Paul Race
Cardiff University: Dafydd Jones
University of Exeter: Thomas Howard

PROJECT OVERVIEW

This project has established a GW4 synthetic biology strategy group comprising researchers from all four universities which are now poised to push ahead with cross-institute collaborations.


Systems approaches to antimicrobial resistance in different environments

INITIATOR FUND

Project period: Feb – April 2017

GW4 COMMUNITY LEADS

University of Bath: Dr Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern
University of Bristol: Dr Katy Turner (PI)
Cardiff University: Prof Tim Walsh
University of Exeter: Dr Will Gaze

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The research opportunity we wish to address is to explore and develop projects for future collaborative fundingopportunities focused on using systems approaches to understandand tackle the problem of AMR in different environmentsand communities.


URL- Understanding Religion and Law

INITIATOR AND ACCELERATOR FUND

Project period: September 2015 – January 2016, July 2016 – March 2017

GW4 COMMUNITY LEADS

University of Bath: Dr Scott Thomas
University of Bristol: Professor Julian Rivers
Cardiff University: Professor Norman Doe
University of Exeter: Professor Robert Gleave

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Through the work of the project we aim to address the issues of who an inclusive, innovative and reflective society which recognises religious diversity might be further developed.