Research Training

Research Training
Alice Dix
The British Library

Projects and Training

We have a wealth of knowledge and experience in research skills, intellectual property and enterprise and innovation support.  There are many ways in which you can put this to use for your organisation either to inform business and policy decisions or to enable you and your colleagues to deliver more effective services.


The purpose of our bespoke training is to help you develop your and enable you to carry out your own research more effectively.  Our trainers have many years of experience of delivering personalised training to clients, for example:

  • The ‘IP Masterclass’ an in-depth training programme delivered jointly with the IPO and Coventry University Enterprises
  • Weekly Virtual Classroom mediated online training for European patent libraries, funded by the European Patent Office (2011)
  • Training on information usage as part of Praxis Unico training programme for business development managers in higher education (2005-2011)


These involve more in-depth work incorporating a combination of desk and primary research, and the transfer of the knowledge gained by the BL in the delivery of other projects and services. We are happy to deliver these as a sole provider or in partnership with other organisations and services. Some examples of recent activities:

The ‘Business Information Resources Landscape and Feasibility Study’ (PDF format).  Commissioned by JISC.  An 8 month nationwide study into how businesses use information.  The study involved workshops, interviews and online surveys as well as a review of international best practice

The Interreg IVB NWE Open Innovation Project.   We are a partner in this EU-funded transnational consortium and our specific role is delivering annual showcase events and managing content on a dedicated website.


Projects and training events and services are costed on an individual basis and we will supply a fully-costed proposal in each instance.

If you wish to avail of any of the above services contact us via email or by telephone on +44 (0) 20 7412 7903

Eligibility requirements

Small business and start ups

Alice Dix
The British Library

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