HSE's Shared Research Programme
What do we mean by Shared Research?
HSE’s Shared Research Programme supports external investment and collaboration in HSE’s research portfolio. This allows resources and expertise to be shared for the benefit of all. By supporting the shared research approach, contributing partners will be able to help shape the focus of the research activity, gain ongoing access to emerging findings and have early sight of draft outputs.
How is shared research taken forward?
Shared research is commissioned and managed through an appropriate range of commercial relationships, depending on the scale of activity and involvement. These include:
- Partnerships - long term relationships with individual clients, who share key organizational objectives with HSE and covering a large suite of work, addressing joint topics of concern over a number of years;
- Programmes - centred on relevant cross-cutting themes, which impact both the regulator and regulated. Offered on a single or multi-client basis, programmes would run over a number of years and consist of a series of linked activities or projects around identified topic areas;
- Projects - these have a defined aim and objectives, designed to address a specific research question in a clearly defined time frame. Projects would either be offered on an individual or multi-client basis; and
- Research Club Memberships - these provide a mechanism to support smaller organisations and to increase the reach of the findings of research undertaken via the mechanisms described above as well as for the findings of HSE-specific research and HSE operational support activities.
For general enquiries, further information and to express interest in HSE’s Shared Research Programme please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Research to improve customer experience
and safety when using escalators
Further sponsors are currently being sought for a shared research project aimed at improving customer experience and safety when using escalators. Whilst most customer journeys involving escalators happen without incident, there are a number of fatal accidents known to have occurred in retail premises in recent years, and many more with less severe consequences. Whilst there is a body of evidence published on safe and reliable user interaction with stairs, equivalent evidence is not available for escalators.
- Engineered composite repairs
Sponsors are currently being sought for a shared research project aimed at improving our collective knowledge and understanding of the long-term integrity of engineered composite repairs. This work is expected to commence in early 2016 and will be 18 to 24 months in duration.
- Energy storage
Energy storage has a key role to play in delivering a secure, sustainable and affordable energy system for the future. A shared research programme is proposed to ensure that health and safety considerations do not create unnecessary barriers to the commercial deployment of energy storage technologies
- Additional information
View previous opportunities on our archive page.