The GW4 Alliance has invested over £2.9m in 95 collaborative research communities, which have generated over £41m in research income. This means that for every £1 GW4 spends on collaborative research communities, GW4 captures over £14 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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Remediating the Archive


Project period: July – November 2016

GW4 community leads

University of Bath: Dr Nina Parish
University of Bristol: Dr Leah Tether, Dr James Freeman
Cardiff University: Professor Anthony Mandal, Dr Jenny Kidd
University of Exeter: Professor Gabriella Giannachi, Gary Stringer

Project overview

‘Remediating the Network’ proposes to build a research community based in the intersection of two key areas of strength within GW4: archives/special collections and the digital humanities.

South West Quantum Technologies Project

Accelerator Fund

This project has been developed from the Initiator funded Southwest Quantum Technologies Group (SWQT) community.

Project period: September 2015 – April 2016

GW4 community leads

University of Bath: Dr Peter Moseley
University of Bristol: Dr Ruth Oulton
Cardiff University: Professor Wolfgang Langbein
University of Exeter: Dr Janet Anders

Project overview

We aim to establish a focused research group on the theme of QD quantum technologies, using the expertise of the GW4 institutions to explore enabling solutions. As a short term goal within the present project lifetime we will focus on practical solutions for QD technology.

Southwest Quantum Technologies Group (SWQT)


Project period: October 2014 – January 2015

GW4 community leads

University of Bath: Peter Mosley
University of Bristol: Peter Turner
Cardiff University: Wolfgang Langbein
University of Exeter: Janet Anders