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  1. Collaborative and contract research
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Collaborative and contract research

City welcomes and actively seeks research collaborations with private, public and third sector organisations.

Partner with us on collaborative research projects to jointly address your business needs or commission our experts to carry put a piece of research for you. Our experienced researchers will work closely with you from formulation of the initial brief through to delivery of results.

Recent examples of the collaborative and contract research projects carried out by our academics include:

Monitoring strain in structures using new types of concrete

The project aimed to monitor strain in structures using new types of concrete. City's major contribution was to develop, install and test these lightweight structures with compact fibre optic sensor systems.

School: Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Industrial partners and funders: Macrete, ARUP, Creagh Concrete, Network Rail, and the Technology Strategy Board

Academic collaborator: Queen's University Belfast

Development of open source framework for e-services

The project aimed to monitor strain in structures using new types of concrete. City's major contribution to the project was to develop, install and test these lightweight structures with compact fibre optic sensor systems.

School: Informatics

Funder: the European Commission

Collaborators: 17 academic and industrial partners from across seven European countries.

Evaluation of case finding strategies for primary open angle glaucoma

City's Department of Optometry evaluated the ways by which patients with primary open angle glaucoma, a progressive disorder that effects optic nerve fibers and leads to loss of vision, are identified by community optometrists. The aim of the project was to improve the method by which patients with the disease are detected and speed up the onset of treatment to prevent visual impairment.

School: Health Sciences

Funder: Pfizer

Creating professional guidelines for optometrists

The project aimed to create and update a set of evidence-based Clinical Management Guidelines (CMGs). This work forms part of the electronic formulary, which provides guidance for qualified eye professionals in prescribing medicine for the treatments of more than 60 eye conditions.

School: Health Sciences

Partner: The College of Optometrists

Lighting, well-being and performance at work

City's Centre for Performance at Work carried out research into the work optimum environments that can ensure maximum levels of well-being and performance. It was concluded that improved lighting can reduce the likelihood of employee stress, absenteeism, and industrial accidents.

School: Health Sciences

Partner: Philips

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